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2021 Highest Paid Health Professions Graduates

258,211 Bachelor's Degrees
$48,865 Avg Salary
$24,658 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Health Professions GraduatesIn 2018-2019, 258,211 health professions students received their bachelor's degrees, making the major the #2 most popular in the country. The health professions school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Highest Paid Health Professions Graduates.

This year's Highest Paid Health Professions Graduates ranking analyzed 1,050 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in health professions.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Comparing Average Salaries of Health Professions Majors

After graduation, health professions majors from schools in the United States earn an average salary of $48,865 per year. This means that graduates with bachelor's degrees in this field make 23% more than the average college graduate salary of $39,802.

Average Salary for Health Professions Graduates from Schools Nationwide  48,865
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Health Professions Grads in United States

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid health professions majors.

Top 25 Best Schools for Highly Paid Health Professions Graduates

#1

CUNY City College

New York, NY

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to CUNY City College. City is a large public school located in the city of New York.

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#2

Sonoma State University

Rohnert Park, CA

Sonoma State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid health professions school. Located in the suburb of Rohnert Park, SSU is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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Samuel Merritt University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Samuel Merritt University is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Oakland.

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#4

Mercy College

Dobbs Ferry, NY

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Mercy College. Located in the suburb of Dobbs Ferry, Mercy is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#5

Pacific College

Costa Mesa, CA

Pacific College comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Pacific College is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Costa Mesa.

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#6

University of Providence

Great Falls, MT

University of Providence earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Great Falls, University of Providence is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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California State University - Stanislaus landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid health professions school. Located in the suburb of Turlock, Cal State Stanislaus is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#8

St. Francis College

Brooklyn Heights, NY

Our rankings recognize St. Francis College as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Brooklyn Heights, SFC is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Helene Fuld College of Nursing. HFCN is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York.

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Dominican University of California landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid health professions school. DUofC is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of San Rafael.

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#11

Wagner College

Staten Island, NY

Wagner College comes in at #11 in this year's ranking. Wagner is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Staten Island.

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#12

CUNY Medgar Evers College

Brooklyn, NY

CUNY Medgar Evers College comes in at #12 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Brooklyn, Medgar is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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#13

New York Institute of Technology

Old Westbury, NY

The #13 spot in this year's ranking belongs to New York Institute of Technology. Located in the large suburb of Old Westbury, NYIT is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

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Our rankings recognize Southern Methodist University as the #13 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of Dallas, SMU is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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#14

Pacific Union College

Angwin, CA

Pacific Union College comes in at #14 in this year's ranking. Located in the rural area of Angwin, PUC is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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#15

Bay State College

Boston, MA

The #15 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Bay State College. Bay State College is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Boston.

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#16

SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs, NY

SUNY Empire State College earned the #16 spot in our 2021 rankings. SUNY Empire State College is a fairly large public school located in the small suburb of Saratoga Springs.

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#17

Simpson University

Redding, CA

Simpson University earned the #17 spot in our 2021 rankings. Simpson U is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Redding.

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#18

Molloy College

Rockville Centre, NY

Molloy College comes in at #18 in this year's ranking. Molloy is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Rockville Centre.

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University of Hawaii at Hilo comes in at #19 in this year's ranking. Located in the remote town of Hilo, UHH is a public school with a small student population.

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#20

Adelphi University

Garden City, NY

Adelphi University landed the #20 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid health professions school. Located in the large suburb of Garden City, Adelphi is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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#21

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Our rankings recognize University of San Francisco as the #21 school in this year's rankings. USFCA is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of San Francisco.

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California State University - Channel Islands landed the #22 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid health professions school. Located in the suburb of Camarillo, CSUCI is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

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Our rankings recognize Vanguard University of Southern California as the #23 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize city of Costa Mesa, Vanguard is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#24

Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, NY

The #24 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Farmingdale State College. Located in the large suburb of Farmingdale, SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

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Rest of the Top 50 Schools for Highest Paid Health Professions Graduates

#27

Pace University - New York

New York, NY
#28

Grantham University

Lenexa, KS
#31

SUNY Delhi

Delhi, NY
#32

New York University

New York, NY
#33

CUNY Hunter College

New York, NY
#34

College of Saint Elizabeth

Morristown, NJ
#36

College of Staten Island CUNY

Staten Island, NY
#37

Felician University

Lodi, NJ
#38

Concordia College - New York

Bronxville, NY
#40

Saint Peter's University

Jersey City, NJ
#42

Nyack College

Nyack, NY
#43

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA
#48

Mount Saint Mary College

Newburgh, NY
#49

Kean University

Union, NJ

Remaining Award Winners

This list shows the rest of the schools awarded a Highest Paid Health Professions Graduates badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 1050 different United States health professions schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 California State University - Bakersfield Bakersfield, CA
51 West Coast University - Dallas Dallas, TX
52 West Coast University - Los Angeles North Hollywood, CA
53 West Coast University - Ontario Ontario, CA
54 West Coast University-Miami Doral, FL
55 Broward College Fort Lauderdale, FL
56 Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus Teaneck, NJ
57 West Coast University - Orange County Anaheim, CA
58 Loma Linda University Loma Linda, CA
59 Oregon Health & Science University Portland, OR
60 Thomas Edison State University Trenton, NJ
61 AmeriTech College - Draper Draper, UT
62 Dominican College of Blauvelt Orangeburg, NY
63 Fairfield University Fairfield, CT
64 Immaculata University Immaculata, PA
65 Mount Saint Mary’s University Los Angeles, CA
66 University of Houston - Victoria Victoria, TX
66 Framingham State University Framingham, MA
67 University of Portland Portland, OR
68 Excelsior College Albany, NY
68 Linfield College - McMinnville Campus McMinnville, OR
69 Walla Walla University College Place, WA
70 Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT
71 Roseman University of Health Sciences Henderson, NV
72 Ramapo College of New Jersey Mahwah, NJ
73 Grand Canyon University Phoenix, AZ
74 Baptist Health System School of Health Professions San Antonio, TX
75 Bloomfield College Bloomfield, NJ
76 Rush University Chicago, IL
77 Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
78 SUNY New Paltz New Paltz, NY
78 Wilmington University New Castle, DE
79 Coppin State University Baltimore, MD
80 University of Louisiana at Monroe Monroe, LA
81 Franklin Pierce University Rindge, NH
82 Great Basin College Elko, NV
83 Laboure College Milton, MA
84 The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ
85 Northwestern University Evanston, IL
85 George Fox University Newberg, OR
86 University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, AK
87 Whitworth University Spokane, WA
88 The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX
89 St John’s University - New York Queens, NY
90 Walden University Minneapolis, MN
91 Nevada State College Henderson, NV
92 College of Our Lady of the Elms Chicopee, MA
92 University of the Pacific Stockton, CA
93 San Jose State University San Jose, CA
94 Spring Arbor University Spring Arbor, MI
95 Chamberlain University - Virginia Arlington, VA
96 Chamberlain University - Texas Houston, TX
97 Chamberlain University - Ohio Columbus, OH
98 Chamberlain University - Missouri St. Louis, MO
99 Chamberlain University - Illinois Addison, IL
100 Chamberlain University - Georgia Atlanta, GA
101 Chamberlain University - Florida Jacksonville, FL
102 Chamberlain University - Arizona Phoenix, AZ
103 Chamberlain University-Michigan Troy, MI
104 Neumann University Aston, PA
105 Chamberlain University-Nevada Las Vegas, NV
106 Chamberlain University-Indiana Indianapolis, IN
107 Gonzaga University Spokane, WA
108 Seattle University Seattle, WA
109 Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
110 Christian Brothers University Memphis, TN
111 La Salle University Philadelphia, PA
112 Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA
113 Georgian Court University Lakewood, NJ
114 McKendree University Lebanon, IL
115 Lamar University Beaumont, TX
116 University of Saint Joseph West Hartford, CT
117 Capella University Minneapolis, MN
118 Rutgers University - Camden Camden, NJ
119 Washington State University Pullman, WA
120 The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX
121 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Houston, TX
122 University of Massachusetts - Boston Boston, MA
123 Georgetown University Washington, DC
124 Notre Dame of Maryland University Baltimore, MD
125 Frostburg State University Frostburg, MD
126 Oregon Institute of Technology Klamath Falls, OR
127 Pennsylvania State University - Shenango Sharon, PA
128 Pennsylvania State University - Worthington Scranton Dunmore, PA
129 Northwest University Kirkland, WA
130 Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto Mont Alto, PA
131 Pennsylvania State University - Schuylkill Schuylkill Haven, PA
132 Villanova University Villanova, PA
133 Pennsylvania State University - New Kensington New Kensington, PA
134 Pennsylvania State University - Altoona Altoona, PA
135 Pennsylvania State University - Fayette - Eberly Campus Lemont Furnace, PA
136 Pennsylvania State University - Erie - Behrend College Erie, PA
137 Pennsylvania State University - Berks Reading, PA
138 Keuka College Keuka Park, NY
139 Trinity Washington University Washington, DC
140 Houston Baptist University Houston, TX
141 Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT
142 Saint Martin’s University Lacey, WA
143 Polk State College Winter Haven, FL
144 Anna Maria College Paxton, MA
145 Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg Middletown, PA
146 Schreiner University Kerrville, TX
147 Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, WA
148 Holy Family University Philadelphia, PA
149 Binghamton University Vestal, NY
150 Niagara University Niagara University, NY
151 Pennsylvania State University - World Campus University Park, PA
152 MGH Institute of Health Professions Boston, MA
153 Gwynedd Mercy University Gwynedd Valley, PA
154 Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX
155 New Jersey City University Jersey City, NJ
156 Caldwell University Caldwell, NJ
157 Widener University Chester, PA

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Highest Paid Health Professions Graduates award.

Rank College Location
123 Ithaca College Ithaca, NY
125 Saint Mary’s College of California Moraga, CA
127 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
158 National University La Jolla, CA
159 Augsburg University Minneapolis, MN
160 Oklahoma Panhandle State University Goodwell, OK
161 Wayne State University Detroit, MI
162 Seattle Pacific University Seattle, WA
163 Albany State University Albany, GA
164 CUNY New York City College of Technology Brooklyn, NY
165 Simmons University Boston, MA
166 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
167 Jacksonville University Jacksonville, FL
168 Endicott College Beverly, MA
169 George Washington University Washington, DC
170 Touro University Nevada Henderson, NV
171 University of New Mexico - Main Campus Albuquerque, NM
172 Metropolitan State University Saint Paul, MN
173 Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences Canton, OH
174 Lewis University Romeoville, IL
175 Salve Regina University Newport, RI
176 Catholic University of America Washington, DC
177 Salem State University Salem, MA
178 Brookline College - Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM
179 Oklahoma Wesleyan University Bartlesville, OK
180 Brookline College - Phoenix Phoenix, AZ
181 California Baptist University Riverside, CA
182 Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport, PA
183 University of Maryland - Baltimore Baltimore, MD
184 Regis College Weston, MA
185 Stevenson University Stevenson, MD
186 University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI
187 Creighton University Omaha, NE
188 Chatham University Pittsburgh, PA
189 Fitchburg State University Fitchburg, MA
190 Resurrection University Chicago, IL
191 Pennsylvania State University - Abington Abington, PA
192 Westfield State University Westfield, MA
193 University of Rochester Rochester, NY
194 Saint Anselm College Manchester, NH
195 D’Youville College Buffalo, NY
196 Saint Xavier University Chicago, IL
197 Eastern University Saint Davids, PA
198 Southern New Hampshire University Manchester, NH
199 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
200 Indian River State College Fort Pierce, FL
201 Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
202 Nebraska Wesleyan University Lincoln, NE
203 California State University - Sacramento Sacramento, CA
204 Rasmussen College - Florida Ocala, FL
205 Purdue University Northwest Hammond, IN
206 Galen College of Nursing-Louisville Louisville, KY
207 Rivier University Nashua, NH
208 DeSales University Center Valley, PA
209 Edgewood College Madison, WI
210 Texas A&M International University Laredo, TX

Health Professions by Region

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Health Professions Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Nursing 154,540
Health & Medical Administrative Services 17,317
Public Health 16,962
Health Sciences & Services 16,503
Communication Sciences 11,326

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Notes and References

  • 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 Sandra M. Palumbo.

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