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2022 Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Bachelor's Degree Schools

226 Colleges in the United States
3,886 Bachelor's Degrees
If you plan on getting your bachelor's degree in clinical/medical laboratory science, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #91 in the country in terms of popularity. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.

College Factual reviewed 226 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for bachelor's degree seekers in the field of clinical/medical laboratory science. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 3,886 bachelor's degrees in clinical/medical laboratory science during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science School for Your Bachelor's Degree

Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Bachelor's Degree Schools The clinical laboratory science bachelor's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

Quality Overall Is Important

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.

The lowest ranked school in our list is in the top 30% of our overall quality ranking while the vast majority are in at least the top 17%.

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Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

One measure we use to determine the quality of a clinical/medical laboratory science school is to look at the average salary of bachelor's graduates during the early years of their career. Recent students who earned their bachelor's degree in the United States entered the job market making an average of $54,688 while those in the top 25 schools on our list made an average of $58,608.

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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 clinical/medical laboratory science students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - The number of clinical/medical laboratory science students who choose to seek a bachelor's degree at the school.
  • 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 clinical/medical laboratory science 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 clinical/medical laboratory science related body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for clinical/medical laboratory science students working on their bachelor's degree.

More Ways to Rank Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Schools

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Bachelor's Degree Schools list to help you make the college decision.

In addition to College Factual's rankings, you may want to take a look at College Combat, our unique tool that lets you pit your favorite schools head-to-head and compare how they rate on factors that most interest you. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

Best Schools for Bachelor’s Students to Study Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science in the United States

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities for pursuing a bachelor's degree in clinical/medical laboratory science. 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 Clinical Laboratory Science

43 Annual Graduates
$12,500 Median Student Debt

Every student pursuing a degree in a bachelor's degree in clinical/medical laboratory science has to look into Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. TTUHSC is a moderately-sized public university located in the city of Lubbock.

A preferred major for clinical/medical laboratory science students, there were approximately 43 individuals who completed this degree at TTUHSC in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their bachelor's from the clinical laboratory science program state that they receive average early career earnings of $55,800.

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41 Annual Graduates
$13,000 Median Student Debt

Any student pursuing a degree in a bachelor's degree in clinical/medical laboratory science needs to take a look at The University of Texas Medical Branch. Located in the town of Galveston, UTMB Galveston is a public university with a small student population.

There were about 41 clinical/medical laboratory science individuals who graduated with this degree at UTMB Galveston in the most recent data year.

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#3

Boston University

Boston, MA
19 Annual Graduates

It's difficult to beat Boston University if you want to pursue a bachelor's degree in clinical/medical laboratory science. Boston U is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Boston. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #62 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means Boston U is a great university overall.

Boston University is a fairly popular university to study clinical laboratory science in the United States with roughly 19 graduates in the most recent year we have data available.

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#4

Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY
17 Annual Graduates
$27,000 Median Student Debt

Marist College is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a bachelor's degree in clinical/medical laboratory science. Located in the suburb of Poughkeepsie, Marist is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population. This college ranks 19th out of 124 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of New York.

With 17 students who graduated from this program in the most recent data year, Marist College is one of the most popular colleges to study clinical laboratory science in the United States. Bachelor's recipients from the clinical/medical laboratory science major at Marist College get $6,112 more than the typical college grad with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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28 Annual Graduates

UNMC is a small public university located in the city of Omaha.

There were about 28 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at UNMC in the most recent year we have data available.

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19 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Austin, UT Austin is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #46 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means UT Austin is a great university overall.

A preferred major for clinical/medical laboratory science students, there were roughly 19 students who graduated from this program at UT Austin in the most recent year we have data available.

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28 Annual Graduates
$17,495 Median Student Debt

Located in the large city of Seattle, UW Seattle is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #80 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means UW Seattle is a great university overall.

There were about 28 clinical/medical laboratory science individuals who graduated with this degree at UW Seattle in the most recent year we have data available. Bachelor's recipients from the clinical/medical laboratory science program at University of Washington - Seattle Campus get $7,812 more than the standard college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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23 Annual Graduates
$24,250 Median Student Debt

Located in the city of La Crosse, UW - La Crosse is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 3rd out of 36 colleges for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Wisconsin.

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse is one of the most popular universities to study clinical laboratory science in the United States with approximately 23 graduations in the most recent year we have data available. After graduating, clinical laboratory science bachelor's recipients usually earn about $54,700 in the first five years of their career.

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28 Annual Graduates
$18,132 Median Student Debt

Located in the large city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #102 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means UMN Twin Cities is a great university overall.

There were about 28 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at UMN Twin Cities in the most recent data year.

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19 Annual Graduates

UNC Chapel Hill is a fairly large public university located in the city of Chapel Hill. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #61 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means UNC Chapel Hill is a great university overall.

There were about 19 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at UNC Chapel Hill in the most recent year we have data available.

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#11

University of Delaware

Newark, DE
22 Annual Graduates
$25,000 Median Student Debt

UD is a fairly large public university located in the suburb of Newark. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #109 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means UD is a great university overall.

There were roughly 22 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at UD in the most recent data year. Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science bachelor's degree recipients from University of Delaware earn a boost of around $3,512 over the typical income of clinical/medical laboratory science majors.

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#12

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY
26 Annual Graduates
$21,750 Median Student Debt

Located in the suburb of Stony Brook, SUNY Stony Brook is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 32nd out of 124 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of New York.

Stony Brook University is a fairly popular university to study clinical laboratory science in the United States with about 26 graduates in the most recent data year. Those clinical/medical laboratory science students who get their bachelor's degree from Stony Brook University earn $20,412 more than the standard clinical laboratory science student.

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26 Annual Graduates
$13,108 Median Student Debt

Rutgers New Brunswick is a very large public university located in the small city of New Brunswick. This university ranks 4th out of 30 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of New Jersey.

There were about 26 clinical/medical laboratory science individuals who graduated with this degree at Rutgers New Brunswick in the most recent data year. Those clinical/medical laboratory science students who get their bachelor's degree from Rutgers University - New Brunswick make $7,412 more than the average clinical laboratory science graduate.

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#14

Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, NY
22 Annual Graduates
$22,129 Median Student Debt

Located in the large suburb of Farmingdale, SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale is a public college with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 42nd out of 124 colleges for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of New York.

Farmingdale State College is a fairly popular college to study clinical laboratory science in the United States with approximately 22 graduations in the most recent year we have data available. Those clinical/medical laboratory science students who get their bachelor's degree from Farmingdale State College receive $10,812 more than the average clinical laboratory science graduate.

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#15

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

Located in the large city of Milwaukee, Marquette is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #118 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means Marquette is a great university overall.

Marquette University is one of the most popular universities to study clinical laboratory science in the United States with approximately 11 graduations in the most recent data year. After graduation, clinical laboratory science bachelor's recipients generally earn about $54,500 in their early careers.

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#16

George Washington University

Washington, DC
37 Annual Graduates

GWU is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Washington. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #84 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means GWU is a great university overall.

There were about 37 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at GWU in the most recent year we have data available.

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36 Annual Graduates
$18,750 Median Student Debt

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

There were about 36 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at UAMS in the most recent data year. Soon after graduating, clinical laboratory science bachelor's recipients generally make an average of $47,900 in their early careers.

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#18

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY
20 Annual Graduates
$22,500 Median Student Debt

Located in the suburb of Buffalo, University at Buffalo is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 34th out of 124 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of New York.

With 20 students who graduated from this program in the most recent data year, University at Buffalo is one of the most popular universities to study clinical laboratory science in the United States.

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8 Annual Graduates
$21,635 Median Student Debt

Located in the large city of Baltimore, UMB is a public university with a medium-sized student population.

There were approximately 8 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at UMB in the most recent year we have data available.

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#20

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND
41 Annual Graduates
$25,000 Median Student Debt

Located in the city of Grand Forks, UND is a public university with a large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 10 colleges for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of North Dakota.

There were roughly 41 clinical/medical laboratory science individuals who graduated with this degree at UND in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their bachelor's from the clinical laboratory science program state that they receive average early career wages of $54,200.

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#21

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
14 Annual Graduates

Purdue is a fairly large public university located in the small city of West Lafayette. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #99 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means Purdue is a great university overall.

There were about 14 clinical/medical laboratory science individuals who graduated with this degree at Purdue in the most recent data year.

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#22

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, PA
11 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Philadelphia, Thomas Jefferson University is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population. This university ranks 19th out of 100 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were about 11 clinical/medical laboratory science individuals who graduated with this degree at Thomas Jefferson University in the most recent year we have data available.

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5 Annual Graduates

Located in the large suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 6th out of 20 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Connecticut.

There were roughly 5 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at UCONN in the most recent year we have data available.

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11 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Queens, STJ is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 57th out of 124 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of New York.

St John's University - New York is one of the most popular universities to study clinical laboratory science in the United States with approximately 11 graduates in the most recent data year.

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#25

Upstate Medical University

Syracuse, NY
20 Annual Graduates
$15,500 Median Student Debt

SUNY Upstate Medical University is a small public university located in the city of Syracuse.

Upstate Medical University is a fairly popular university to study clinical laboratory science in the United States with about 20 graduates in the most recent data year. Soon after graduating, clinical laboratory science bachelor's recipients typically make an average of $52,000 in the first five years of their career.

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Rest of the Top Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Bachelor's Degree Schools

#25

Upstate Medical University

Syracuse, NY
#26

University of the Sciences

Philadelphia, PA
#27

University of Vermont

Burlington, VT
#29

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
#30

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO

#33

Oregon Institute of Technology

Klamath Falls, OR

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science students that almost earned our Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Bachelor's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
34 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
35 University of Massachusetts - Lowell Lowell, MA
36 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
37 University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
38 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
39 Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud, MN
40 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
41 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
42 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
43 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans New Orleans, LA
44 Auburn University Auburn, AL
45 Mercy College Dobbs Ferry, NY

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science by Region

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Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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One of 30 majors within the Health Professions area of study, Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science has other similar majors worth exploring.

Clinical Laboratory Science Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Laboratory Sciences & Medical Technology 2,996
Other Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions 575
Laboratory Technician 201
Cytogenetics/Genetics/Clinical Genetics Technology/Technologist 53
Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist 28
Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist 24
Histologic Technician 9

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
Allied Health Professions 9,989
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 4,625
Other Health Professions 4,489
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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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