Health Professions

2022 Best Health Professions Schools

2,462 Colleges in the United States
660,582 Health Professions Degrees Awarded
$44,506 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.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 2,462 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Health Professions Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 660,582 degrees in health professions during the 2019-2020 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.

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

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

It is difficult to beat New England College of Optometry if you want to pursue a degree in health professions. New England College of Optometry is a fairly small private not-for-profit college located in the large city of Boston.

There were approximately 139 health professions students who graduated with this degree at New England College of Optometry in the most recent data year. Those health professions students who get their degree from New England College of Optometry make $35,894 more than the typical health professions graduate.

More information about a degree in health professions from New England College of Optometry

#2

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
88th Most Popular In CA
160 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

Stanford University is a great choice for students pursuing a degree in health professions. Stanford is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Stanford. A Best Schools rank of #3 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Stanford is a great university overall.

There were about 160 health professions students who graduated with this degree at Stanford in the most recent data year.

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

It is difficult to beat SUNY College of Optometry if you wish to pursue a degree in health professions. SUNY Optometry is a fairly small public college located in the large city of New York.

There were roughly 99 health professions students who graduated with this degree at SUNY Optometry in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the health professions major at SUNY College of Optometry earn $35,994 more than the standard graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

More information about a degree in health professions from SUNY College of Optometry

#4

Harvard University

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

Any student who is interested in health professions needs to look into Harvard University. Harvard is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge. A Best Schools rank of #10 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Harvard is a great university overall.

There were about 723 health professions students who graduated with this degree at Harvard in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the health professions program at Harvard University get $45,219 above the typical graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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

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

There were roughly 261 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 program at Weill Cornell Medical College make $39,894 more than the typical graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

More information about a degree in health professions from Weill Cornell Medical College

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
40th Most Popular In TN
69 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

MTSA is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Madison.

There were about 69 health professions students who graduated with this degree at MTSA in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in health professions from Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia Inc

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

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

There were about 932.0000000000001 health professions students who graduated with this degree at Samuel Merritt University in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the health professions major at Samuel Merritt University earn $49,514 above the typical college grad with the same degree shortly after graduation.

More information about a degree in health professions from Samuel Merritt University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
11th Most Popular In CA
1,331 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

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

There were roughly 1331 health professions students who graduated with this degree at USAHS in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in health professions from University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

#9

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
222 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

Dartmouth is a medium-sized private not-for-profit college located in the town of Hanover. A Best Schools rank of #6 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Dartmouth is a great college overall.

There were approximately 222 health professions students who graduated with this degree at Dartmouth in the most recent data year. Health Professions degree recipients from Dartmouth College earn a boost of about $13,394 above the typical income of health professions graduates.

More information about a degree in health professions from Dartmouth College

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
96th Most Popular In CA
153 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

West Coast University-Center for Graduate Studies is a fairly small private for-profit university located in the large city of Los Angeles.

There were about 153 health professions students who graduated with this degree at West Coast University-Center for Graduate Studies in the most recent year we have data available.

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#11

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
92 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Chicago, UChicago is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #7 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UChicago is a great university overall.

There were approximately 92 health professions students who graduated with this degree at UChicago in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the health professions major at University of Chicago earn $12,894 more than the typical college grad in this field shortly after graduation.

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#12

Yale University

New Haven, CT
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
511 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of New Haven, Yale is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #8 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Yale is a great university overall.

There were roughly 511 health professions students who graduated with this degree at Yale in the most recent data year. Health Professions degree recipients from Yale University receive an earnings boost of around $46,077 above the average earnings of health professions majors.

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

Illinois College of Optometry is a small private not-for-profit college located in the city of Chicago.

There were roughly 141 health professions students who graduated with this degree at Illinois College of Optometry in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the health professions degree program at Illinois College of Optometry get $47,494 more than the standard graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

More information about a degree in health professions from Illinois College of Optometry

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,001 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

Located in the town of Kirksville, A T Still University of Health Sciences is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population.

There were about 1001 health professions students who graduated with this degree at A T Still University of Health Sciences in the most recent year we have data available. Health Professions degree recipients from A T Still University of Health Sciences receive an earnings boost of around $31,911 above the typical income of health professions majors.

More information about a degree in health professions from A T Still University of Health Sciences

#15

Northwestern University

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

Northwestern is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Evanston. This university ranks 2nd out of 102 colleges for overall quality in the state of Illinois.

There were about 688 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 earn a boost of approximately $21,857 over the average income of health professions graduates.

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#16

Brown University

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

Located in the city of Providence, Brown is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population. This university ranks 1st out of 10 colleges for overall quality in the state of Rhode Island.

There were about 303 health professions students who graduated with this degree at Brown in the most recent data year. Those health professions students who get their degree from Brown University receive $3,594 more than the standard health professions student.

More information about a degree in health professions from Brown University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,274 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 160 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were roughly 1274 health professions students who graduated with this degree at Columbia in the most recent data year. Those health professions students who get their degree from Columbia University in the City of New York make $28,838 more than the average health professions grad.

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#18

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,597 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

Johns Hopkins is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Baltimore. This university ranks 1st out of 39 colleges for overall quality in the state of Maryland.

There were approximately 1597 health professions students who graduated with this degree at Johns Hopkins in the most recent year we have data available. Those health professions students who get their degree from Johns Hopkins University receive $26,334 more than the average health professions grad.

More information about a degree in health professions from Johns Hopkins University

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
271 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of New York, HFCN is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

There were approximately 271 health professions students who graduated with this degree at HFCN in the most recent data year. Those health professions students who get their degree from Helene Fuld College of Nursing earn $34,144 more than the standard health professions graduate.

More information about a degree in health professions from Helene Fuld College of Nursing

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In AZ
926 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

Located in the large suburb of Glendale, Midwestern University - Glendale is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population.

There were approximately 926 health professions students who graduated with this degree at Midwestern University - Glendale in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in health professions from Midwestern University - Glendale

#21

Duke University

Durham, NC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,045 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #9 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Duke is a great university overall.

There were roughly 1045 health professions students who graduated with this degree at Duke in the most recent data year. Those health professions students who get their degree from Duke University earn $42,844 more than the typical health professions student.

More information about a degree in health professions from Duke University

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

Located in the suburb of Downers Grove, Midwestern University - Downers Grove is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population.

There were about 732 health professions students who graduated with this degree at Midwestern University - Downers Grove in the most recent year we have data available. Those health professions students who get their degree from Midwestern University - Downers Grove earn $38,216 more than the standard health professions graduate.

More information about a degree in health professions from Midwestern University - Downers Grove

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

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

There were roughly 622 health professions students who graduated with this degree at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in the most recent data year. Those health professions students who get their degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine receive $47,261 more than the standard health professions student.

More information about a degree in health professions from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,859 Health Professions Degrees Awarded

USC is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Los Angeles. This university ranks 9th out of 203 colleges for overall quality in the state of California.

There were roughly 1859 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 earn $41,247 more than the average health professions student.

More information about a degree in health professions from University of Southern California

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

UC Berkeley is a very large public university located in the city of Berkeley. This university ranks 8th out of 203 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There were approximately 549 health professions students who graduated with this degree at UC Berkeley in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the health professions major at University of California - Berkeley make $16,461 more than the average college grad in this field shortly after graduation.

More information about a degree in health professions from University of California - Berkeley

Rest of the Top 50 Best Health Professions Schools

#26

Albany Medical College

Albany, NY
#30

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

#33

Pacific College

Costa Mesa, CA
#34

Salus University

Elkins Park, PA
#36

Tufts University

Medford, MA
#37

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, CA
#39

New York Medical College

Valhalla, NY
#40

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

#41

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

#46

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC
#47

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

Remaining Award Winners

This section shows the rest of the colleges awarded a Best Health Professions Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 2462 different United States health professions schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 West Coast University - Ontario Ontario, CA
51 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock, TX
52 SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University Brooklyn, NY
53 New York University New York, NY
54 West Coast University - Los Angeles North Hollywood, CA
55 Marshall B Ketchum University Fullerton, CA
56 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
57 The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio San Antonio, TX
58 Carrington College-Pleasant Hill Pleasant Hill, CA
59 The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX
60 Roseman University of Health Sciences Henderson, NV
61 Elizabethtown College Elizabethtown, PA
62 Cornell University Ithaca, NY
63 University of Maryland - Baltimore Baltimore, MD
64 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
65 Eastern Virginia Medical School Norfolk, VA
66 Fox College Bedford Park, IL
67 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
68 University of Puget Sound Tacoma, WA
69 University of the Pacific Stockton, CA
70 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
71 Elon University Elon, NC
72 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
73 West Coast University - Orange County Anaheim, CA
74 Emory University Atlanta, GA
75 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
76 Boston University Boston, MA
77 Providence College Providence, RI
78 Ohio Northern University Ada, OH
79 Trinity University San Antonio, TX
80 University of Virginia - Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
81 Ithaca College Ithaca, NY
82 University of the Sciences Philadelphia, PA
83 University of Richmond University of Richmond, VA
84 Saint Vincent College Latrobe, PA
85 Emerson College Boston, MA
86 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, TX
87 Chamberlain University - Virginia Arlington, VA
88 Iowa State University Ames, IA
89 Villanova University Villanova, PA
90 Galen College of Nursing - San Antonio San Antonio, TX
91 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
92 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
93 Frontier Nursing University Hyden, KY
94 Chamberlain University - New Jersey North Brunswick, NJ
95 California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco, CA
96 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse, WI
97 Touro University Nevada Henderson, NV
98 Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Boston, MA
99 George Washington University Washington, DC
100 Yeshiva University New York, NY
101 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
102 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
103 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science North Chicago, IL
104 Union County College Cranford, NJ
105 Loyola University Maryland Baltimore, MD
106 Touro University California Vallejo, CA
107 University of Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE
108 University of St Thomas Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
109 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI
110 Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Albany, NY
111 University of North Texas Health Science Center Fort Worth, TX
112 Chamberlain University - Nevada Las Vegas, NV
113 American University of Health Sciences Signal Hill, CA
114 Marietta College Marietta, OH
115 Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC
116 Galen College of Nursing - Tampa Bay Saint Petersburg, FL
117 Indiana University - Bloomington Bloomington, IN
118 Ambria College of Nursing Hoffman Estates, IL
119 Foothill College Los Altos Hills, CA
120 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
121 Chamberlain University - Illinois Addison, IL
122 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - El Paso El-Paso, TX
123 University of Georgia Athens, GA
124 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
125 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
126 Carrington College, Sacramento Sacramento, CA
127 Oregon Health & Science University Portland, OR
128 New York Chiropractic College Seneca Falls, NY
129 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
130 University of California - Irvine Irvine, CA
131 Skyline College San Bruno, CA
132 Fairfield University Fairfield, CT
133 Wagner College Staten Island, NY
134 University of Rochester Rochester, NY
135 University of Scranton Scranton, PA
136 Northeastern University Boston, MA
137 University of San Diego San Diego, CA
138 Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville, NY
139 West Coast University - Dallas Dallas, TX
140 Arcadia University Glenside, PA
141 Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA
142 Texas Wesleyan University Fort Worth, TX
143 Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Provo, UT
144 Gonzaga University Spokane, WA
145 Mount Saint Mary’s University Los Angeles, CA
146 Chamberlain University - Texas Houston, TX
147 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
148 The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ
149 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
150 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
151 American University Washington, DC
152 University of Portland Portland, OR
153 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
154 University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester Worcester, MA
155 Pacific University Forest Grove, OR
156 Upstate Medical University Syracuse, NY
157 Mount Marty University Yankton, SD
158 Chamberlain University - Florida Jacksonville, FL
159 MGH Institute of Health Professions Boston, MA
160 Hampton University Hampton, VA
161 Nassau Community College Garden City, NY
162 Molloy College Rockville Centre, NY
163 Excelsior College Albany, NY
164 Logan University Chesterfield, MO
165 Simmons University Boston, MA
166 San Jose State University San Jose, CA
167 Drake University Des Moines, IA
168 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
169 Borough of Manhattan Community College New York, NY
170 Stonehill College Easton, MA
171 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA
172 University of Delaware Newark, DE
173 Rush University Chicago, IL
174 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, NY
175 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
176 Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY
177 University of California - San Diego La Jolla, CA
178 West Coast University-Miami Doral, FL
179 Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT
180 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
181 Adelphi University Garden City, NY
182 Creighton University Omaha, NE
183 Dominican University of California San Rafael, CA
184 San Joaquin Delta College Stockton, CA
185 Palmer College of Chiropractic - Davenport Davenport, IA
186 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
187 United States University San Diego, CA
188 College of Saint Benedict Saint Joseph, MN
189 Citrus College Glendora, CA
190 Rocky Mountain College Billings, MT
191 Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY
192 Clarkson University Potsdam, NY
193 University of Redlands Redlands, CA
194 Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA
195 St Olaf College Northfield, MN
196 Farmingdale State College Farmingdale, NY
197 Chapman University Orange, CA
198 Bronx Community College Bronx, NY
199 Tulane University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA
200 University of Minnesota - Rochester Rochester, MN
201 Saint Anthony College of Nursing Rockford, IL
202 The Graduate Center, CUNY New York, NY
203 Kettering College Kettering, OH
204 Eastern International College - Jersey City Jersey City, NJ
205 Ramapo College of New Jersey Mahwah, NJ
206 Napa Valley College Napa, CA
207 The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX
208 Saint Francis University Loretto, PA
209 Northwestern Health Sciences University Bloomington, MN
210 California State University - Monterey Bay Seaside, CA
211 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
212 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
213 Saddleback College Mission Viejo, CA
214 Resurrection University Chicago, IL
215 New England Institute of Technology East Greenwich, RI
216 Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington, IL
217 University of Providence Great Falls, MT
218 Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA
219 Saint Anselm College Manchester, NH
220 Le Moyne College Syracuse, NY
221 Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Atlanta, GA
222 West Hills College-Lemoore Lemoore, CA
223 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI
224 Chamberlain University - North Carolina Charlotte, NC
225 Binghamton University Vestal, NY
226 The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX
227 Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
228 Kingsborough Community College Brooklyn, NY
229 Gannon University Erie, PA
230 Broward College Fort Lauderdale, FL
231 Pacific Union College Angwin, CA
232 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock, AR
233 Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, CA
234 The College of Saint Scholastica Duluth, MN
235 Lewis & Clark College Portland, OR
236 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
237 Oregon Institute of Technology Klamath Falls, OR
238 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
239 California State University - Long Beach Long Beach, CA
240 American Sentinel University Aurora, CO
241 Lone Star College System The Woodlands, TX
242 The University of Findlay Findlay, OH
243 Rasmussen University - Illinois Rockford, IL
244 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
245 University of Minnesota - Duluth Duluth, MN
246 University of Vermont Burlington, VT
247 Montgomery College Rockville, MD
248 County College of Morris Randolph, NJ
249 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
250 Misericordia University Dallas, PA
251 Saint Joseph’s University Philadelphia, PA
252 Suffolk County Community College Selden, NY
253 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
254 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
255 SUNY New Paltz New Paltz, NY
256 Morehouse School of Medicine Atlanta, GA
257 University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
258 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
259 Riverside City College Riverside, CA
260 Baylor University Waco, TX
261 University of California - Davis Davis, CA
262 Assumption University Worcester, MA
263 Valencia College Orlando, FL
264 Nevada State College Henderson, NV
265 Chamberlain University - Arizona Phoenix, AZ
266 Saint Ambrose University Davenport, IA
266 St John’s University - New York Queens, NY
268 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
269 Calvin University Grand Rapids, MI
270 Augsburg University Minneapolis, MN
271 University of Wisconsin - River Falls River Falls, WI
272 Shenandoah University Winchester, VA
273 California State University - Sacramento Sacramento, CA
274 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
275 Belmont University Nashville, TN
276 Truman State University Kirksville, MO
277 Towson University Towson, MD
278 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
279 The University of Tennessee - Health Science Center Memphis, TN
280 Baruch College New York, NY
281 Yuba College Marysville, CA
282 Auburn University Auburn, AL
283 Biola University La Mirada, CA
284 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
285 Endicott College Beverly, MA
286 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
287 University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg, VA
288 Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College Saint Louis, MO
289 California State University - San Marcos San Marcos, CA
290 LaGuardia Community College Long Island City, NY
291 College of Mount Saint Vincent Bronx, NY
292 Western Washington University Bellingham, WA
293 University of Mary Bismarck, ND
294 Essex County College Newark, NJ
295 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
296 Columbia College Chicago Chicago, IL
297 University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia, MO
298 College of the Canyons Santa Clarita, CA
299 Seattle University Seattle, WA
300 Touro College New York, NY
301 College of Saint Mary Omaha, NE
302 Queens College Queens, NY
303 Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
304 California State University - Northridge Northridge, CA
305 Evergreen Valley College San Jose, CA
306 Gustavus Adolphus College Saint Peter, MN
307 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
308 Bellin College Green Bay, WI
309 Maryville University of Saint Louis Saint Louis, MO
310 Butler University Indianapolis, IN
311 Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Lancaster, PA
312 Clarkson College Omaha, NE
313 Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa, CA
314 Saint Mary’s College Notre Dame, IN
315 Sonoma State University Rohnert Park, CA
316 University of South Carolina - Columbia Columbia, SC
316 Hostos Community College Bronx, NY
318 Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center Des Moines, IA
319 Bryan College of Health Sciences Lincoln, NE
320 St. John Fisher College Rochester, NY
321 Manhattan College Riverdale, NY
322 Keck Graduate Institute Claremont, CA
323 Pace University - New York New York, NY
324 Chamberlain University - Ohio Columbus, OH
325 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
326 Cuesta College San Luis Obispo, CA
327 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
328 Los Angeles Valley College Valley Glen, CA
329 Howard Community College Columbia, MD
330 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
331 San Diego State University San Diego, CA
332 Community College of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
333 Simpson University Redding, CA
334 University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, CO
335 John Brown University Siloam Springs, AR
336 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans New Orleans, LA
337 Carroll University Waukesha, WI
338 Bergen Community College Paramus, NJ
339 Fordham University Bronx, NY
340 Bellevue College Bellevue, WA
341 University of North Texas Denton, TX
342 Trocaire College Buffalo, NY
343 Sacred Heart University Fairfield, CT
344 Dunwoody College of Technology Minneapolis, MN
345 Augustana University Sioux Falls, SD
345 University of Mount Union Alliance, OH
347 Milligan University Milligan College, TN
348 Colorado State University - Global Campus Greenwood Village, CO
349 University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City, OK
350 El Centro College Dallas, TX
351 Winona State University Winona, MN
352 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
353 Mendocino College Ukiah, CA
354 Queensborough Community College Bayside, NY
355 Walden University Minneapolis, MN
356 Harding University Searcy, AR
357 DeSales University Center Valley, PA
358 Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, FL
358 California State University - Stanislaus Turlock, CA
360 Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Concord, NC
361 University of Dayton Dayton, OH
362 Merced College Merced, CA
363 California State University - Fullerton Fullerton, CA
364 Long Beach City College Long Beach, CA
365 Illinois State University Normal, IL
366 University of New England Biddeford, ME
367 University of Nevada - Reno Reno, NV
368 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
369 New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury, NY

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
370 Clemson University Clemson, SC
371 St Catherine University Saint Paul, MN
372 San Jacinto Community College Pasadena, TX
373 York College of Pennsylvania York, PA
374 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Slippery Rock, PA
375 University of Minnesota - Crookston Crookston, MN
376 Denver College of Nursing Denver, CO
377 University of Tulsa Tulsa, OK
378 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
379 Vermont Technical College Randolph, VT
380 University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wilmington, NC
381 Roxbury Community College Roxbury Crossing, MA
382 Moravian College Bethlehem, PA
383 Rasmussen University - Minnesota St. Cloud, MN
384 Milwaukee School of Engineering Milwaukee, WI
385 University of South Florida - Main Campus Tampa, FL
386 Capella University Minneapolis, MN
387 Los Angeles Trade Technical College Los Angeles, CA
388 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Durham, NH
389 Palm Beach State College Lake Worth, FL
390 Augusta University Augusta, GA
391 Purdue University Northwest Hammond, IN
392 American Public University System Charles Town, WV
393 Santa Ana College Santa Ana, CA
394 Capital Community College Hartford, CT
395 California State University - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
396 Maine College of Health Professions Lewiston, ME
397 Fresno City College Fresno, CA
398 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
399 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
399 George Fox University Newberg, OR
401 Catholic University of America Washington, DC
402 Stockton University Galloway, NJ
403 Montclair State University Montclair, NJ
404 Northcentral University San Diego, CA
405 The College of Saint Rose Albany, NY
406 Florida SouthWestern State College Fort Myers, FL
407 Chamberlain University - Georgia Atlanta, GA
408 Alliant International University San Diego, CA
409 Rockhurst University Kansas City, MO
410 Mt. San Antonio College Walnut, CA
411 University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Stevens Point, WI
412 Georgia Military College Milledgeville, GA
413 California State University - Chico Chico, CA
414 University of Wisconsin - Stout Menomonie, WI
415 Madison Area Technical College Madison, WI
416 Mercy College Dobbs Ferry, NY
417 University of St Francis Joliet, IL
418 Delaware Technical Community College - Terry Dover, DE
419 Manchester University North Manchester, IN
420 Stephens College Columbia, MO
421 National University of Natural Medicine Portland, OR
422 Buffalo State Buffalo, NY
423 Samford University Birmingham, AL
424 New York City College of Technology Brooklyn, NY
425 AdventHealth University Orlando, FL
426 Dominican College of Blauvelt Orangeburg, NY
427 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport Shreveport, LA
427 Concordia College at Moorhead Moorhead, MN
429 Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University Baton Rouge, LA
430 Saint Augustine College Chicago, IL
431 Galen College of Nursing - Louisville Louisville, KY
432 Lehman College Bronx, NY
433 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
434 Carolinas College of Health Sciences Charlotte, NC
435 Hope College Holland, MI
436 College of the Sequoias Visalia, CA
437 Florida International University Miami, FL
438 Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX
439 Luther College Decorah, IA
440 Sacramento City College Sacramento, CA
441 Viterbo University La Crosse, WI
442 Bradley University Peoria, IL
443 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY
444 Marywood University Scranton, PA
445 University of Houston Houston, TX
446 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
447 College of San Mateo San Mateo, CA
448 Ohio Dominican University Columbus, OH
449 Gwynedd Mercy University Gwynedd Valley, PA
450 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
451 Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health Omaha, NE
452 University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL
453 Hillsborough Community College Tampa, FL
454 Miami Dade College Miami, FL
455 Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
456 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
457 SUNY Cortland Cortland, NY
458 Chatham University Pittsburgh, PA
459 University of Maryland - Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
460 John Carroll University University Heights, OH
461 Salve Regina University Newport, RI
462 Washington State University Pullman, WA
463 University of Nevada - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
464 Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies Center City, MN
465 Weatherford College Weatherford, TX
466 Texas A & M University - Central Texas Killeen, TX
467 University of Massachusetts - Lowell Lowell, MA
468 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
469 Galen College of Nursing - Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH
470 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
471 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
472 Nazareth College Rochester, NY
473 Golden West College Huntington Beach, CA
474 Bethel University Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
475 Butte College Oroville, CA
476 GateWay Community College Phoenix, AZ
477 Mount Saint Mary College Newburgh, NY
478 San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
479 Cerritos College Norwalk, CA
480 Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville, GA
481 University of Missouri - Kansas City Kansas City, MO
481 Holy Family University Philadelphia, PA
481 Brandman University Irvine, CA
484 Naugatuck Valley Community College Waterbury, CT
485 Wheaton College Illinois Wheaton, IL
486 Hunter College New York, NY
487 California State University - Bakersfield Bakersfield, CA
488 Baldwin Wallace University Berea, OH
489 Nebraska Wesleyan University Lincoln, NE
490 Meharry Medical College Nashville, TN
491 Westfield State University Westfield, MA
492 California State University - Fresno Fresno, CA

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Health Professions Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Nursing 305,208
Allied Health Professions 49,265
Health & Medical Administrative Services 48,523
Public Health 35,375
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 28,237
Medicine 27,562
Health Sciences & Services 27,372
Communication Sciences 21,678
Mental & Social Health Services 20,694
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 20,059

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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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