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2023 Best Health Professions Schools

2,136 Colleges in the United States
977,800 Health Professions Degrees Awarded
$47,927 Avg Early-Career Salary
Ranked #2 in popularity, health professions is one of the most sought-after degree programs in the nation. This makes choosing the right school a hard decision.

For its 2023 ranking, College Factual looked at 2,136 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for health professions students pursuing a degree. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 977,800 degrees in health professions during the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Health Professions School

Best Health Professions Schools Your choice of health professions school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. In order to come up with a best overall ranking for health professions schools, we combine our degree-level rankings, weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each level.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Pick Your Health Professions Degree Level

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 Best Health Professions Schools. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

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.

More information on how we come up with our rankings can be found here: College Factual's Data Methodology.

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Best Schools for Health Professions in the United States

The schools below may not offer all types of health professions degrees so you may want to filter by degree level first. However, they are great for the degree levels they do offer. 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 in Health Professions

#1

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
791 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

Any student pursuing a degree in health professions needs to check out Harvard University. Harvard is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Cambridge. A Best Colleges rank of #12 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Harvard is a great university overall.

There were approximately 791 health professions students who graduated with this degree at Harvard in the most recent data year. Those health professions students who get their degree from Harvard University receive $51,759 more than the average health professions student.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2,068 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

Johns Hopkins University is a wonderful choice for students pursuing a degree in health professions. Johns Hopkins is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Baltimore. A Best Colleges rank of #9 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Johns Hopkins is a great university overall.

There were about 2068 health professions students who graduated with this degree at Johns Hopkins in the most recent data year. Health Professions degree recipients from Johns Hopkins University get an earnings boost of approximately $25,291 over the typical income of health professions graduates.

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#3

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
196 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

Stanford University is a wonderful option for students pursuing a degree in health professions. Stanford is a large private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Stanford. A Best Colleges rank of #2 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Stanford is a great university overall.

There were roughly 196 health professions students who graduated with this degree at Stanford in the most recent data year. Health Professions degree recipients from Stanford University get an earnings boost of around $20,311 over the average income of health professions majors.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,950 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

It's hard to beat University of Southern California if you want to pursue a degree in health professions. USC is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Los Angeles. This university ranks 4th out of 170 colleges for overall quality in the state of California.

There were approximately 1950.0000000000002 health professions students who graduated with this degree at USC in the most recent data year. Those health professions students who get their degree from University of Southern California receive $39,330 more than the standard health professions student.

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#5

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
663 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

Vanderbilt is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Nashville. This university ranks 1st out of 45 schools for overall quality in the state of Tennessee.

There were approximately 663 health professions students who graduated with this degree at Vanderbilt in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the health professions program at Vanderbilt University earn $51,670 above the typical college graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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#6

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,371 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #4 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

There were approximately 1371 health professions students who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent year we have data available. Those health professions students who get their degree from University of Pennsylvania make $47,316 more than the average health professions student.

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#7

Duke University

Durham, NC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,034 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #3 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Duke is a great university overall.

There were approximately 1034 health professions students who graduated with this degree at Duke in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the health professions degree program at Duke University earn $46,200 more than the typical graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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#8

Brown University

Providence, RI
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
303 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

Located in the midsize city of Providence, Brown is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #11 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Brown is a great university overall.

There were roughly 303 health professions students who graduated with this degree at Brown in the most recent year we have data available. Those health professions students who get their degree from Brown University earn $6,338 more than the typical health professions graduate.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
918 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Oakland, Samuel Merritt University is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population.

There were about 918 health professions students who graduated with this degree at Samuel Merritt University in the most recent year we have data available. Those health professions students who get their degree from Samuel Merritt University earn $48,945 more than the typical health professions grad.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
560 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

UC Berkeley is a fairly large public university located in the midsize city of Berkeley. This university ranks 3rd out of 170 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There were about 560 health professions students who graduated with this degree at UC Berkeley in the most recent year we have data available. Health Professions degree recipients from University of California - Berkeley receive an earnings boost of about $15,730 over the typical earnings of health professions graduates.

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#11

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
709 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

Northwestern is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Evanston. A Best Colleges rank of #5 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Northwestern is a great university overall.

There were about 709 health professions students who graduated with this degree at Northwestern in the most recent year we have data available. Health Professions degree recipients from Northwestern University receive an earnings boost of around $32,897 above the average income of health professions graduates.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
269 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

Weill Cornell Medical College is a small private not-for-profit college located in the large city of New York.

There were about 269 health professions students who graduated with this degree at Weill Cornell Medical College in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the health professions major at Weill Cornell Medical College earn $41,617 more than the standard graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,722 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #14 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Columbia is a great university overall.

There were approximately 1722 health professions students who graduated with this degree at Columbia in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the health professions degree program at Columbia University in the City of New York make $36,061 above the standard college grad in this field when they enter the workforce.

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#14

Emory University

Atlanta, GA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,343 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Atlanta, Emory is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 69 colleges for overall quality in the state of Georgia.

There were approximately 1343 health professions students who graduated with this degree at Emory in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the health professions degree program at Emory University make $42,854 more than the average college grad with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,476 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

UTHealth is a medium-sized public university located in the city of Houston.

There were about 1476 health professions students who graduated with this degree at UTHealth in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the health professions degree program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston make $39,511 above the standard graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
619 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

UMCP is a very large public university located in the suburb of College Park. This university ranks 2nd out of 34 schools for overall quality in the state of Maryland.

There were roughly 619 health professions students who graduated with this degree at UMCP in the most recent data year. After graduating, health professions degree recipients generally earn around $45,835 in their early careers.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,217 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

LECOM is a small private not-for-profit college located in the city of Erie.

There were approximately 1217 health professions students who graduated with this degree at LECOM in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the health professions program at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine earn $48,308 above the standard graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,185 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

Located in the fringe town of Galveston, UTMB Galveston is a public university with a small student population.

There were about 1185 health professions students who graduated with this degree at UTMB Galveston in the most recent data year. Health Professions degree recipients from The University of Texas Medical Branch get an earnings boost of about $22,349 over the typical earnings of health professions graduates.

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#19

New York University

New York, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,903 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. This university ranks 3rd out of 143 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were about 1903.0000000000002 health professions students who graduated with this degree at NYU in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the health professions degree program at New York University earn $23,653 above the typical college graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,515 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

USAHS is a moderately-sized private for-profit university located in the suburb of San Marcos.

There were about 1515 health professions students who graduated with this degree at USAHS in the most recent year we have data available. Health Professions degree recipients from University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences get an earnings boost of about $22,417 over the average earnings of health professions majors.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
443 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Saint Louis, WUSTL is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 48 colleges for overall quality in the state of Missouri.

There were about 443 health professions students who graduated with this degree at WUSTL in the most recent year we have data available. Those health professions students who get their degree from Washington University in St Louis make $14,689 more than the typical health professions grad.

More information about a degree in health professions from Washington University in St Louis

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2,113 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

GWU is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Washington. This university ranks 2nd out of 8 colleges for overall quality in the state of District of Columbia.

There were approximately 2113 health professions students who graduated with this degree at GWU in the most recent data year. Health Professions degree recipients from George Washington University earn a boost of around $24,536 over the typical income of health professions graduates.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2,311 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

TTUHSC is a medium-sized public university located in the large city of Lubbock.

There were roughly 2311 health professions students who graduated with this degree at TTUHSC in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the health professions degree program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center earn $25,355 more than the standard graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
290 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Houston, Baylor College of Medicine is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

There were about 290 health professions students who graduated with this degree at Baylor College of Medicine in the most recent year we have data available. Those health professions students who get their degree from Baylor College of Medicine make $57,753 more than the typical health professions grad.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,845 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Seattle, UW Seattle is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 51 schools for overall quality in the state of Washington.

There were roughly 1845 health professions students who graduated with this degree at UW Seattle in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the health professions major at University of Washington - Seattle Campus make $31,889 above the average college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Health Professions Schools

#27

Yale University

New Haven, CT
#28

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, CA

#32

Salus University

Elkins Park, PA

#33

Boston University

Boston, MA
#35

Tufts University

Medford, MA
#40

University of the Sciences

Philadelphia, PA

#42

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
#44

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
#46

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
#48

Seattle University

Seattle, WA
#49

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

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Remaining Award Winners

This section represents the remainder of the schools awarded a Best Health Professions Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 2136 different United States health professions schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Boston, MA
51 Indiana University - Bloomington Bloomington, IN
52 Helene Fuld College of Nursing New York, NY
53 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
54 Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA
55 Midwestern University - Glendale Glendale, AZ
56 West Coast University-Center for Graduate Studies Los Angeles, CA
57 University of Georgia Athens, GA
58 Chamberlain University - Illinois Addison, IL
59 MGH Institute of Health Professions Boston, MA
60 Dartmouth College Hanover, NH
61 Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Albany, NY
62 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
63 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
64 SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University Brooklyn, NY
65 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
66 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
67 University of Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE
68 Illinois College of Optometry Chicago, IL
69 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
70 University of Puget Sound Tacoma, WA
71 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
72 Western University of Health Sciences Pomona, CA
73 Creighton University Omaha, NE
74 Loyola University Maryland Baltimore, MD
75 University of California - Irvine Irvine, CA
76 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC
77 Pacific College of Health and Science San Diego, CA
78 Oregon Health & Science University Portland, OR
79 Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC
80 Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI
81 University of Virginia - Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
82 Ithaca College Ithaca, NY
83 Carrington College, Sacramento Sacramento, CA
84 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
85 Grand Canyon University Phoenix, AZ
86 Villanova University Villanova, PA
87 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
88 University of Richmond University of Richmond, VA
89 The Graduate Center, CUNY New York, NY
90 Fairfield University Fairfield, CT
91 Emerson College Boston, MA
92 Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
93 University of the Pacific Stockton, CA
94 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
95 Capella University Minneapolis, MN
96 Maryville University of Saint Louis Saint Louis, MO
97 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock, AR
98 Palmer College of Chiropractic - Davenport Davenport, IA
99 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
100 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
101 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
102 Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia Inc Madison, TN
103 Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA
104 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
105 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
106 Upstate Medical University Syracuse, NY
107 Midwestern University - Downers Grove Downers Grove, IL
108 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
109 Pacific University Forest Grove, OR
110 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
111 West Coast University - Orange County Anaheim, CA
112 University of Scranton Scranton, PA
113 University of California - San Diego La Jolla, CA
114 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
115 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York, NY
116 Tulane University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA
117 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse, WI
118 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
119 University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City, OK
120 Yeshiva University New York, NY
121 University of South Carolina - Columbia Columbia, SC
122 University of Phoenix - Arizona Tempe, AZ
123 Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT
124 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
125 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science North Chicago, IL
126 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
127 University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, CO
128 Frontier Nursing University Hyden, KY
129 Eastern Virginia Medical School Norfolk, VA
130 American University Washington, DC
131 Catholic University of America Washington, DC
132 University of Portland Portland, OR
133 Parker University Dallas, TX
134 Arcadia University Glenside, PA
135 Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, FL
136 University of San Diego San Diego, CA
137 Cornell University Ithaca, NY
138 The College of Saint Scholastica Duluth, MN
139 San Diego State University San Diego, CA
140 Adelphi University Garden City, NY
141 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
142 University of Delaware Newark, DE
143 Northwestern Health Sciences University Bloomington, MN
144 Baylor University Waco, TX
145 Gonzaga University Spokane, WA
146 Northeastern University Boston, MA
147 Molloy College Rockville Centre, NY
148 Rush University Chicago, IL
149 Shenandoah University Winchester, VA
150 Foothill College Los Altos Hills, CA
151 Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY
152 Ohio University - Athens Campus Athens, OH
153 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
154 The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX
155 University of California - Davis Davis, CA
156 Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Provo, UT
157 Pacific College Costa Mesa, CA
158 University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
159 Samford University Birmingham, AL
160 Towson University Towson, MD
161 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
162 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
163 Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Lancaster, PA
164 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
165 Iowa State University Ames, IA
166 Binghamton University Vestal, NY
167 Mount Mary University Milwaukee, WI
168 Excelsior University Albany, NY
169 The University of Arizona Global Campus San Diego, CA
170 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
171 Sacred Heart University Fairfield, CT
172 Simmons University Boston, MA
173 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
174 Roseman University of Health Sciences Henderson, NV
175 California State University - Long Beach Long Beach, CA
176 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
177 Albany Medical College Albany, NY
178 Walden University Minneapolis, MN
179 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ
180 Fox College Bedford Park, IL
181 American Public University System Charles Town, WV
182 Belmont University Nashville, TN
183 Auburn University Auburn, AL
184 Elon University Elon, NC
185 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
186 Saint Mary’s College Notre Dame, IN
187 The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ
188 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
189 Wagner College Staten Island, NY
190 University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
191 Lewis & Clark College Portland, OR
192 San Jose State University San Jose, CA
193 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
194 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
195 University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester Worcester, MA
196 Elizabethtown College Elizabethtown, PA
197 Bastyr University Kenmore, WA
198 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
199 University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia, MO
200 Gannon University Erie, PA
201 Touro College New York, NY
202 Touro University Nevada Henderson, NV
203 University of North Texas Health Science Center Fort Worth, TX
204 Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY
205 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
206 Clemson University Clemson, SC
207 Saint Joseph’s University Philadelphia, PA
208 Rasmussen University - Illinois Rockford, IL
209 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
210 Mount Saint Mary’s University Los Angeles, CA
211 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
212 Mount Marty University Yankton, SD
213 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
214 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
215 Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA
216 Oregon Institute of Technology Klamath Falls, OR
217 University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL
218 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Knoxville, TN
219 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
220 La Salle University Philadelphia, PA
221 New York Medical College Valhalla, NY
222 Bradley University Peoria, IL
223 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
224 West Coast University - Dallas Dallas, TX
225 Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
226 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
227 University of Mary Bismarck, ND
228 LIU Post Brookville, NY
229 Winona State University Winona, MN
230 University of Nevada - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
231 Utah State University Logan, UT
232 University of Mississippi University, MS
233 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY
234 The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX
235 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
236 California State University - Northridge Northridge, CA
237 Oak Point University Chicago, IL
238 University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wilmington, NC
239 California State University - Fresno Fresno, CA
240 Rasmussen University - Florida Ocala, FL
241 Washington State University Pullman, WA
242 Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA
243 ECPI University Virginia Beach, VA
244 Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College Saint Louis, MO
245 Saint Vincent College Latrobe, PA
246 University of Redlands Redlands, CA
247 Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
248 University of South Florida - Main Campus Tampa, FL
249 Saint Francis University Loretto, PA
250 St John’s University - New York Queens, NY
251 Touro University California Vallejo, CA
252 St Catherine University Saint Paul, MN
253 Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL
254 Missouri State University - Springfield Springfield, MO
255 Chatham University Pittsburgh, PA
256 Miami University - Oxford Oxford, OH
257 Northcentral University San Diego, CA
258 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY
259 Florida International University Miami, FL
260 New England Institute of Technology East Greenwich, RI
261 University of Oregon Eugene, OR
262 Galen College of Nursing - San Antonio San Antonio, TX
263 Widener University Chester, PA
264 Marshall B Ketchum University Fullerton, CA
265 Morehouse School of Medicine Atlanta, GA
266 Providence College Providence, RI
267 Rockhurst University Kansas City, MO
268 St. John Fisher College Rochester, NY
269 El Centro College Dallas, TX
270 Hunter College New York, NY
271 Pace University - New York New York, NY
272 California State University - Fullerton Fullerton, CA
273 Logan University Chesterfield, MO
274 Biola University La Mirada, CA
275 Valencia College Orlando, FL
276 Delaware Technical Community College - Terry Dover, DE
277 Illinois State University Normal, IL
278 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
279 Springfield College Springfield, MA
280 Wayne State University Detroit, MI
281 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
282 University of Wisconsin - River Falls River Falls, WI
283 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ
284 Lone Star College System The Woodlands, TX
285 Maryland University of Integrative Health Laurel, MD
286 Augusta University Augusta, GA
287 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
288 The University of Findlay Findlay, OH
289 Otterbein University Westerville, OH
290 Purdue University Global Indianapolis, IN
291 Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, CA
292 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
293 Bellevue College Bellevue, WA
294 University of Nevada - Reno Reno, NV
295 Portland State University Portland, OR
296 Texas Woman’s University Denton, TX
297 Southern Adventist University Collegedale, TN
298 DeSales University Center Valley, PA
299 Boise State University Boise, ID
300 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC
301 SUNY College of Optometry New York, NY
302 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans New Orleans, LA
303 Clarkson College Omaha, NE
304 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Philadelphia, PA
305 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
306 West Coast University - Ontario Ontario, CA
307 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA
308 Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health Los Angeles, CA
309 University of Detroit Mercy Detroit, MI
310 Brandman University Irvine, CA
311 United States University San Diego, CA
312 Western Washington University Bellingham, WA
313 Union University Jackson, TN
314 University of St Francis Joliet, IL
315 Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA
316 Webster University Saint Louis, MO
317 University at Albany Albany, NY
318 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI
319 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport Shreveport, LA
320 Ohio Northern University Ada, OH

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Health Professions students that almost earned our Best Health Professions Schools award.

Rank College Location
321 Westminster College Utah Salt Lake City, UT
322 King’s College Wilkes-Barre, PA
323 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
324 Chapman University Orange, CA
325 Saint Ambrose University Davenport, IA
326 San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
327 Lesley University Cambridge, MA
328 College of Mount Saint Vincent Bronx, NY
329 California State University - San Marcos San Marcos, CA
330 University of Maryland - Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
331 Kent State University at Kent Kent, OH
332 Harding University Searcy, AR
333 University of Toledo Toledo, OH
334 Rasmussen University - Minnesota St. Cloud, MN
335 Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health Omaha, NE
336 California State University - Channel Islands Camarillo, CA
337 New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury, NY
338 Herzing University - Madison Madison, WI
339 Broward College Fort Lauderdale, FL
340 Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale, IL
341 Bryant University Smithfield, RI
342 The University of Montana Missoula, MT
343 Oakland University Rochester Hills, MI
344 Jacksonville University Jacksonville, FL
345 Appalachian State University Boone, NC
346 Claremont Graduate University Claremont, CA
347 University of Lynchburg Lynchburg, VA
348 Fresno City College Fresno, CA
349 University of Vermont Burlington, VT
350 Moreno Valley College Moreno Valley, CA
351 Northeast Ohio Medical University Rootstown, OH
352 Oklahoma City University Oklahoma City, OK
353 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI
354 Furman University Greenville, SC
355 Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers, FL
356 Andrews University Berrien Springs, MI
357 Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville, NY
358 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Slippery Rock, PA
359 Saddleback College Mission Viejo, CA
360 Manhattan College Riverdale, NY
361 University of Missouri - Kansas City Kansas City, MO
362 Marywood University Scranton, PA
363 Cambridge College Boston, MA
364 University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL
365 Mount Wachusett Community College Gardner, MA
366 Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX
367 University of Tulsa Tulsa, OK
368 Ball State University Muncie, IN
369 Messiah University Mechanicsburg, PA
370 Iona College New Rochelle, NY
371 University of Minnesota - Duluth Duluth, MN
372 Midwestern Career College Chicago, IL
373 Clarkson University Potsdam, NY
374 Bethel University Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
375 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
376 Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis, IN
377 University of Houston Houston, TX
378 Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science Los Angeles, CA
379 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
380 University of South Alabama Mobile, AL
381 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
382 Holy Family University Philadelphia, PA
383 Madison Area Technical College Madison, WI
384 Augustana College Rock Island, IL
385 Tarrant County College District Fort Worth, TX
386 University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD
387 San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia Visalia, CA
388 Moravian College Bethlehem, PA
389 Dominican University of California San Rafael, CA
390 Hillsborough Community College Tampa, FL
391 Carroll University Waukesha, WI
392 Benedictine University Lisle, IL
393 Fordham University Bronx, NY
394 California State University - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
395 California State University - East Bay Hayward, CA
396 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL
397 Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
398 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Edinburg, TX
399 University of Louisville Louisville, KY
400 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
401 Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
402 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, NY
403 West Coast University - Los Angeles North Hollywood, CA
404 Denver College of Nursing Denver, CO
405 Lanier Technical College Oakwood, GA
406 Lehman College Bronx, NY
407 California State University - Sacramento Sacramento, CA
408 Gwynedd Mercy University Gwynedd Valley, PA
409 California State University - Chico Chico, CA
410 Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville, GA
411 California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco, CA
412 New York Chiropractic College Seneca Falls, NY
413 Liberty University Lynchburg, VA
414 Radford University Radford, VA
415 High Point University High Point, NC
416 Trinity University San Antonio, TX
417 Anderson University South Carolina Anderson, SC
418 Pacific Union College Angwin, CA
419 Howard University Washington, DC
420 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
421 Mercy College Dobbs Ferry, NY
422 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rome, GA
423 University of New Mexico - Main Campus Albuquerque, NM
424 Barry University Miami, FL
425 Mount Carmel College of Nursing Columbus, OH
426 Ambria College of Nursing Hoffman Estates, IL
427 Stephens College Columbia, MO

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Health Professions Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Nursing 322,592
Health & Medical Administrative Services 89,359
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 84,492
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 84,274
Allied Health Professions 82,308
Public Health 40,596
Health Sciences & Services 35,945
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 29,833
Mental & Social Health Services 29,053
Medicine 28,629

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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).
  • Removed schools reflect instances of new data identified post-publication that warrant removal of a school from this year’s ranking.

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