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2022 Best Allied Health Professions Bachelor's Degree Schools

453 Colleges in the United States
9,989 Bachelor's Degrees
a bachelor's degree in allied health professions is more popular than many other degrees. In fact, it ranks #48 out of 338 on popularity of all such degrees in the nation. As a result, there are many college that offer the degree, making your choice of school a hard one.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 453 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for allied health professions students pursuing a bachelor's degree. Combined, these schools handed out 9,989 bachelor's degrees in allied health professions to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Allied Health Professions School for Your Bachelor's Degree

Best Allied Health Professions Bachelor's Degree Schools Your choice of allied health professions for getting your bachelor's degree school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. To make it into this list, a school must excel in the following areas.

A Great Overall School

A school that excels in educating for a particular major and degree level must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Early-Career Earnings

One measure we use to determine the quality of a school is to look at the average salary of bachelor's graduates during the early years of their career. That is, everyone wants their bachelor's degree to be worth something, and salaries are one measure of determining that.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How many resources a school devotes to allied health professions students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other allied health professions students want to attend this school to pursue a bachelor's degree.
  • Educational Resources - The amount of money and other resources allocated to students while they are pursuing their degree. These resources include such things as number of students per instructor and education expenditures per student.
  • Student Debt - How easy is it for allied health professions to pay back their student loans after receiving their bachelor's degree.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized allied health professions related body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for allied health professions students working on their bachelor's degree.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Allied Health Professions Bachelor's Degree Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

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Best Schools for Bachelor’s Students to Study Allied Health Professions in the United States

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities for pursuing a bachelor's degree in allied health professions. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

25 Top Schools for a Bachelor's in Allied Health

#1

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, CA
38 Annual Graduates
$21,740 Median Student Debt

Loma Linda University is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a bachelor's degree in allied health professions. Located in the suburb of Loma Linda, Loma Linda University is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population.

Those allied health professions students who get their bachelor's degree from Loma Linda University earn $9,402 more than the standard allied health grad.

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46 Annual Graduates
$13,125 Median Student Debt

University of Nebraska Medical Center is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a bachelor's degree in allied health professions. UNMC is a small public university located in the city of Omaha.More information about a bachelor’s in allied health professions from University of Nebraska Medical Center

54 Annual Graduates
$15,000 Median Student Debt

Upstate Medical University is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a bachelor's degree in allied health professions. SUNY Upstate Medical University is a small public university located in the medium-sized city of Syracuse.

Allied Health Professions bachelor's degree recipients from Upstate Medical University earn a boost of about $7,802 above the typical earnings of allied health professions majors.

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23 Annual Graduates

The University of Texas Medical Branch is one of the best schools in the country for getting a bachelor's degree in allied health professions. Located in the town of Galveston, UTMB Galveston is a public university with a small student population.More information about a bachelor’s in allied health professions from The University of Texas Medical Branch

39 Annual Graduates
$28,625 Median Student Debt

Located in the large city of Seattle, UW Seattle is a public university with a very large student population.

Bachelor's recipients from the allied health professions program at University of Washington - Seattle Campus make $64,202 above the average college graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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94 Annual Graduates
$27,000 Median Student Debt

Located in the city of Queens, STJ is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population.

Those allied health professions students who get their bachelor's degree from St John's University - New York make $40,102 more than the average allied health graduate.

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41 Annual Graduates

GWU is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Washington.More information about a bachelor’s in allied health professions from George Washington University

54 Annual Graduates
$24,193 Median Student Debt

Located in the city of La Crosse, UW - La Crosse is a public university with a large student population.

Soon after graduating, allied health bachelor's recipients generally make around $51,000 at the beginning of their careers.

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91 Annual Graduates
$30,750 Median Student Debt

Located in the large city of Boston, MCPHS University is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

Bachelor's recipients from the allied health professions degree program at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences earn $11,202 above the standard college graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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#10

Rush University

Chicago, IL
29 Annual Graduates
$27,332 Median Student Debt

Located in the city of Chicago, Rush University is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population.

Bachelor's recipients from the allied health professions degree program at Rush University earn $20,802 more than the typical graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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22 Annual Graduates
$25,750 Median Student Debt

Located in the city of Austin, UT Austin is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in allied health professions from The University of Texas at Austin

7 Annual Graduates

UNC Chapel Hill is a fairly large public university located in the city of Chapel Hill.More information about a bachelor’s in allied health professions from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

19 Annual Graduates
$14,291 Median Student Debt

UT Health San Antonio is a small public university located in the large city of San Antonio.

Bachelor's recipients from the allied health professions degree program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio earn $2,702 above the standard college grad in this field shortly after graduation.

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#14

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, PA
76 Annual Graduates
$12,500 Median Student Debt

Located in the large city of Philadelphia, Thomas Jefferson University is a private not-for-profit university with a medium-sized student population.

Those allied health professions students who get their bachelor's degree from Thomas Jefferson University earn $20,602 more than the typical allied health student.

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#15

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA
67 Annual Graduates
$27,000 Median Student Debt

Located in the large city of Pittsburgh, Duquesne is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population.More information about a bachelor’s in allied health professions from Duquesne University

51 Annual Graduates
$18,750 Median Student Debt

UOHSC is a small public university located in the city of Oklahoma City.

Bachelor's recipients from the allied health professions degree program at University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center get $6,302 more than the typical college grad in this field shortly after graduation.

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#17

Emory University

Atlanta, GA
3 Annual Graduates
$25,000 Median Student Debt

Located in the city of Atlanta, Emory is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population.

Those allied health professions students who get their bachelor's degree from Emory University make $6,102 more than the average allied health grad.

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96 Annual Graduates

Located in the rural area of Visalia, San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia is a private for-profit college with a small student population.More information about a bachelor’s in allied health professions from San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia

#19

Molloy College

Rockville Centre, NY
14 Annual Graduates

Molloy is a medium-sized private not-for-profit college located in the suburb of Rockville Centre.More information about a bachelor’s in allied health professions from Molloy College

#20

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT
56 Annual Graduates
$21,337 Median Student Debt

Located in the suburb of Hamden, Quinnipiac is a private not-for-profit university with a medium-sized student population.

Bachelor's recipients from the allied health professions program at Quinnipiac University make $8,802 more than the average college graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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43 Annual Graduates
$20,174 Median Student Debt

Located in the medium-sized city of Little Rock, UAMS is a public university with a small student population.

Soon after graduating, allied health bachelor's recipients typically earn an average of $52,600 at the beginning of their careers.

More information about a bachelor’s in allied health professions from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

5 Annual Graduates

U-M is a fairly large public university located in the city of Ann Arbor.More information about a bachelor’s in allied health professions from University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

#23

University of the Pacific

Stockton, CA
5 Annual Graduates

Pacific is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Stockton.More information about a bachelor’s in allied health professions from University of the Pacific

35 Annual Graduates
$12,500 Median Student Debt

Rutgers New Brunswick is a fairly large public university located in the city of New Brunswick.

Bachelor's recipients from the allied health professions program at Rutgers University - New Brunswick earn $17,202 above the standard graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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#25

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO
33 Annual Graduates
$21,500 Median Student Debt

SLU is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Saint Louis.

Bachelor's recipients from the allied health professions degree program at Saint Louis University earn $3,302 more than the typical college graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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Rest of the Top Best Allied Health Professions Bachelor's Degree Schools

#25

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO
#26

Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY
#27

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY
#30

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI
#31

Oregon Institute of Technology

Klamath Falls, OR

#32

Boston University

Boston, MA

#33

Marietta College

Marietta, OH
#34

Bellin College

Green Bay, WI
#35

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA
#37

University of Delaware

Newark, DE
#38

Misericordia University

Dallas, PA
#40

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

#42

AdventHealth University

Orlando, FL
#43

Texas Wesleyan University

Fort Worth, TX
#46

Saint Francis University

Loretto, PA
#49

Clarkson College

Omaha, NE

Remaining Award Winners

This list represents the rest of the colleges awarded a Best Allied Health Professions Bachelor's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 453 different United States allied health professions schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
51 University of Georgia Athens, GA
52 San Jose State University San Jose, CA
53 Ithaca College Ithaca, NY
54 Bryan College of Health Sciences Lincoln, NE
55 Manhattan College Riverdale, NY
56 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
57 University of St Francis Joliet, IL
58 New York City College of Technology Brooklyn, NY
59 Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health Omaha, NE
60 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
61 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
62 Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale, IL
63 Resurrection University Chicago, IL
64 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
65 University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
66 Carroll University Waukesha, WI
67 University of Mary Bismarck, ND

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Allied Health Professions students that almost earned our Best Allied Health Professions Bachelor's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
68 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
69 Harding University Searcy, AR
70 Kettering College Kettering, OH
71 Seattle University Seattle, WA
72 University of Vermont Burlington, VT
73 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
74 MSU Texas Wichita Falls, TX
75 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
76 Valencia College Orlando, FL
77 Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport, PA
78 University of Nevada - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
79 Endicott College Beverly, MA
80 Bethel University Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
81 York College of Pennsylvania York, PA
82 Howard University Washington, DC
83 Salisbury University Salisbury, MD
84 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
85 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
86 San Diego State University San Diego, CA
87 St Catherine University Saint Paul, MN
88 Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
89 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Durham, NH
90 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA

Allied Health Professions by Region

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Region
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New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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Allied Health Professions is one of 30 different types of Health Professions programs to choose from.

Allied Health Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Athletic Training 2,831
Radiologic Technology 1,628
Respiratory Care Therapy 1,572
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapy 1,163
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 978
Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 574
Physician Assistant 379
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 315
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 288
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist 165

Related Major Annual Graduates
Nursing 159,958
Public Health 18,064
Health & Medical Administrative Services 17,986
Health Sciences & Services 17,662
Communication Sciences 11,076
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 4,625
Other Health Professions 4,489
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 3,886
Health/Medical Prep Programs 3,112
Mental & Social Health Services 3,037

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard). More about our data sources and methodologies.

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