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2022 Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Surgical Technology in the Southeast Region

109 Colleges in the Southeast Region
1,009 Associate Degrees
Surgical Technology is of the hottest associate degree programs in the United States, coming in as the #40 most popular major in the country. So, there are lots of possibilities to explore when you're trying to determine where you want to get your degree.

College Factual looked at 109 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Surgical Technology in the Southeast Region ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 1,009 associate degrees in surgical technology/technologist to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Surgical Technology School for Your Associate Degree

Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Surgical Technology in the Southeast Region Your choice of school for getting your associate degree in surgical technology/technologist matters. One of the reasons we created our Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Surgical Technology in the Southeast Region ranking is to help you make that choice.

A high popularity ranking isn't always a sign that a school has a great overall quality ranking for surgical technology/technologist, but it does mean that many students are choosing the school for some reason. This may be due to it being a great value, it offering a stellar educational experience, or the subject is a major focus of the school.

More Ways to Rank Surgical Technology Schools

This ranking is just one of the many we have created. First of all, if you are interested in other degree levels, you may want to take a look at one of the rankings highlighted above. Also, if you are interested in attending school in a specific part of the country, see our rankings by location. Plus, you can view our other rankings for surgical technology/technologist.

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The following list ranks the most popular colleges and universities for pursuing an associate degree in surgical technology/technologist. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

16 Most Well Attended Schools for Surgical Technology/Technologist Students Working on Their Associate

41 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In FL
#8 Best Quality In FL

Southern Technical College is one of the most popular schools in the country for getting an associate degree in surgical technology/technologist. Southern Technical College is a small private for-profit college located in the small city of Fort Myers. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #8 in quality for associate degrees in surgical technology/technologist in Florida.

There were about 41 surgical technology/technologist students who graduated with this degree at Southern Technical College in the most recent data year.

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33 Annual Associate Degrees
#2 Most Popular In FL
#4 Best Quality In FL

You'll be surrounded by many like-minded peers at Southeastern College-West Palm Beach if you wish to pursue an associate degree in surgical technology/technologist. Southeastern College-West Palm Beach is a small private for-profit college located in the suburb of West Palm Beach. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #4 in quality for associate degrees in surgical technology/technologist in Florida.

There were about 33 surgical technology/technologist individuals who graduated with this degree at Southeastern College-West Palm Beach in the most recent data year.

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#3

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, GA
27 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In GA
#1 Best Quality In GA

Gwinnett Technical College is one of the most popular schools in the United States for getting an associate degree in surgical technology/technologist. GTC is a moderately-sized public college located in the suburb of Lawrenceville. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #1 in quality for associate degrees in surgical technology/technologist in Georgia.

There were about 27 surgical technology/technologist individuals who graduated with this degree at GTC in the most recent year we have data available.

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26 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In LA
#1 Best Quality In LA

Herzing University - Kenner is one of the most popular schools in the country for getting an associate degree in surgical technology/technologist. Located in the medium-sized city of Kenner, Herzing University - Kenner is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly small student population. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #1 in quality for associate degrees in surgical technology/technologist in Louisiana.

There were roughly 26 surgical technology/technologist students who graduated with this degree at Herzing University - Kenner in the most recent data year.

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24 Annual Associate Degrees
#3 Most Popular In FL
#7 Best Quality In FL

Concorde Career Institute - Orlando is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the large city of Orlando. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #7 in quality for associate degrees in surgical technology/technologist in Florida.

There were approximately 24 surgical technology/technologist individuals who graduated with this degree at Concorde Career Institute - Orlando in the most recent data year.

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23 Annual Associate Degrees
#4 Most Popular In FL
#5 Best Quality In FL

Located in the large city of Tampa, Concorde Career Institute - Tampa is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #5 in quality for associate degrees in surgical technology/technologist in Florida.

There were roughly 23 surgical technology/technologist students who graduated with this degree at Concorde Career Institute - Tampa in the most recent year we have data available.

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#6

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, VA
23 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In VA
#1 Best Quality In VA

Located in the city of Virginia Beach, ECPI University is a private for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #1 in quality for associate degrees in surgical technology/technologist in Virginia.

There were approximately 23 surgical technology/technologist students who graduated with this degree at ECPI University in the most recent year we have data available.

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23 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In AL
#2 Best Quality In AL

Calhoun Community College is a moderately-sized public college located in the rural area of Tanner. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #2 in quality for associate degrees in surgical technology/technologist in Alabama.

There were approximately 23 surgical technology/technologist students who graduated with this degree at Calhoun Community College in the most recent data year.

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22 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In KY
#3 Best Quality In KY

Located in the rural area of Madisonville, Madisonville Community College is a public college with a small student population. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #3 in quality for associate degrees in surgical technology/technologist in Kentucky.

There were about 22 surgical technology/technologist students who graduated with this degree at Madisonville Community College in the most recent year we have data available.

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19 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In NC
#1 Best Quality In NC

Located in the city of Charlotte, Central Piedmont Community College is a public college with a large student population. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #1 in quality for associate degrees in surgical technology/technologist in North Carolina.

There were about 19 surgical technology/technologist individuals who graduated with this degree at Central Piedmont Community College in the most recent year we have data available.

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19 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In TN
#3 Best Quality In TN

Nashville State Community College is a moderately-sized public college located in the large city of Nashville. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #3 in quality for associate degrees in surgical technology/technologist in Tennessee.

There were about 19 surgical technology/technologist students who graduated with this degree at Nashville State Community College in the most recent data year.

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18 Annual Associate Degrees
#2 Most Popular In GA
#5 Best Quality In GA

Chattahoochee Technical College is a moderately-sized public college located in the large suburb of Marietta. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #5 in quality for associate degrees in surgical technology/technologist in Georgia.

There were roughly 18 surgical technology/technologist students who graduated with this degree at Chattahoochee Technical College in the most recent year we have data available.

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17 Annual Associate Degrees
#2 Most Popular In KY
#2 Best Quality In KY

Jefferson Community and Technical College is a large public college located in the large city of Louisville. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #2 in quality for associate degrees in surgical technology/technologist in Kentucky.

There were about 17 surgical technology/technologist individuals who graduated with this degree at Jefferson Community and Technical College in the most recent data year.

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17 Annual Associate Degrees
#2 Most Popular In KY
#4 Best Quality In KY

Bluegrass Community and Technical College is a fairly large public college located in the city of Lexington. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #4 in quality for associate degrees in surgical technology/technologist in Kentucky.

There were about 17 surgical technology/technologist students who graduated with this degree at Bluegrass Community and Technical College in the most recent data year.

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17 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In AR
#6 Best Quality In AR

Located in the rural area of Newport, ASUN is a public university with a small student population. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #6 in quality for associate degrees in surgical technology/technologist in Arkansas.

There were roughly 17 surgical technology/technologist individuals who graduated with this degree at ASUN in the most recent data year.

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17 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In MS
#3 Best Quality In MS

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is a medium-sized public college located in the rural area of Perkinston. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #3 in quality for associate degrees in surgical technology/technologist in Mississippi.

There were about 17 surgical technology/technologist individuals who graduated with this degree at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in the most recent data year.

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Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Surgical Technology in the Southeast Region award.

Rank College Location
17 Miller-Motte College Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN
18 Savannah Technical College Savannah, GA
19 Concorde Career Institute - Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
19 Itawamba Community College Fulton, MS
19 Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College Bowling Green, KY
19 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Fort Smith, AR
23 Fayetteville Technical Community College Fayetteville, NC
23 Baton Rouge Community College Baton Rouge, LA
23 Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting Nashville, TN
23 Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, FL
23 Miller-Motte College Charleston Charleston, SC

Best Surgical Technology Colleges by State

Explore the most popular surgical technology/technologist colleges for a specific state in the Southeast Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 267 53
North Carolina 245 115
Florida 224 210
Georgia 214 114
West Virginia 177 16
Virginia 156 72
Tennessee 154 134
Arkansas 152 43
Kentucky 138 125
Alabama 117 31
Louisiana 110 89
South Carolina 98 26

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Surgical Technology is one of 20 different types of Allied Health Professions programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Radiologic Technology 1,546
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1,422
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapy 1,338
Respiratory Care Therapy 1,328
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 852
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist 231
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 77
Physician Assistant 53
Athletic Training 35
Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 34

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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