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Associate Degrees in Allied Health Professions

27,271 Yearly Graduations
$41,700 Median Salary
$17,152 Median Debt
An associate degree in allied health is offered at 989 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 36% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.6% of allied health graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Allied Health Majors

In 2019-2020, 27,271 earned their associate degree in allied health. This earns it the #2 spot on the list of the most popular associate degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in allied health at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate Degree 27,271
Basic Certificate 19,380
Undergraduate Certificate 12,411
Bachelor’s Degree 9,989

Earnings of Allied Health Majors With Associate Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate degree in allied health is $41,700. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses. A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $36,225 and the high is $46,900.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate degree in allied health is $17,152. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit. The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $23,063 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $12,000.

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The median monthly payment of a allied health graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $178.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate degree in allied health. About 72.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 7,463
Women 19,808
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The racial-ethnic distribution of allied health associate degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,381
Black or African American 2,262
Hispanic or Latino 5,233
White 16,180
International Students 159
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,056
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There are 989 colleges that offer an associate degree in allied health. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
495 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for allied health majors who are seeking their associate degree. Each year, around 20,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $19,808 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $27,162 per year. The allied health program at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale awarded 495 associate degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. About 75% of this group were women, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
392 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their associate degree is Ivy Tech Community College. Each year, around 63,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 392 people received their associate degree in allied health from Ivy Tech Community College. Of these students, 79% were women and 16% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

West Coast Ultrasound Institute

Beverly Hills, California
353 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

West Coast Ultrasound Institute comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in allied health. Roughly 800 attend the school each year. The allied health program at West Coast Ultrasound Institute awarded 353 associate degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. About 55% of this group were women, and 52% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia

Visalia, California
316 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in allied health. Each year, around 1,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The allied health program at San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia awarded 316 associate degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. About 63% of this group were women, and 66% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

San Jacinto Community College

Pasadena, Texas
192 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their associate degree is San Jacinto Community College. Each year, around 31,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 192 associate degrees were handed out to allied health majors at San Jacinto College. Of these students, 81% were women and 60% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts

San Mateo, California
187 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their associate degree is Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts. Each year, around 2,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 187 people received their associate degree in allied health from Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts. Of these students, 63% were women and 62% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Miami Dade College

Miami, Florida
186 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their associate degree is Miami Dade College. Each year, around 46,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 186 people received their associate degree in allied health from MDC. Of these students, 52% were women and 84% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
165 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Broward College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in allied health. Each year, around 33,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The allied health program at Broward College awarded 165 associate degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 43% were women and 66% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Baker College

Owosso, Michigan
156 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their associate degree is Baker College. Roughly 6,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,960 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,510 per year. The allied health program at Baker College awarded 156 associate degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. About 90% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

146 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pima Medical Institute - Tucson is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in allied health. Each year, around 1,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 146 associate degrees were handed out to allied health majors at PMI Tucson. Of these students, 58% were women and 62% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Weber State University

Ogden, Utah
143 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Weber State University comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in allied health. Roughly 29,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,090 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,935 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 143 people received their associate degree in allied health from WSU. Around 13% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 74% were women.

#12

GateWay Community College

Phoenix, Arizona
140 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

GateWay Community College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in allied health. Each year, around 4,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 140 people received their associate degree in allied health from GateWay Community College. Of these students, 75% were women and 53% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

139 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pima Medical Institute - Mesa comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in allied health. Roughly 800 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 139 associate degrees were handed out to allied health majors at PMI Mesa. About 60% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

139 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cuyahoga Community College District is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in allied health. Each year, around 18,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 139 associate degrees were handed out to allied health majors at Cuyahoga Community College District. Of these students, 66% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

American Career College - Ontario

Ontario, California
137 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American Career College - Ontario is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in allied health. Roughly 1,400 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 137 associate degrees were handed out to allied health majors at American Career College - Ontario. About 64% of this group were women, and 76% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

136 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in allied health. Each year, around 600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 136 associate degrees were handed out to allied health majors at Institute of Allied Medical Professions. About 80% of this group were women, and 71% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, Texas
132 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their associate degree is Lone Star College System. Each year, around 70,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The allied health program at Lone Star College System awarded 132 associate degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 72% were women and 52% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Bryan University

Tempe, Arizona
131 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their associate degree is Bryan University. Each year, around 1,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,734 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,000 per year. The allied health program at Bryan University awarded 131 associate degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. About 58% of this group were women, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Community College of Allegheny County

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
121 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Community College of Allegheny County is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in allied health. Roughly 13,200 attend the school each year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 121 people received their associate degree in allied health from CCAC. About 78% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Santa Fe College

Gainesville, Florida
120 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Fe College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in allied health. Each year, around 12,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 120 associate degrees were handed out to allied health majors at Santa Fe College. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 77% were women.

Allied Health Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Radiologic Technology 6,141
Respiratory Care Therapy 5,201
Surgical Technology 3,665
Emergency Medical Technology 3,560
Medical Radiologic Technology 3,526

Below are some popular majors that are similar to allied health that offer associate degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Allied Health Services 18,777
Health/Medical Admin Services 16,596
Health Sciences & Services 8,214
Dental Support Services 5,733
Mental & Social Health Services 3,890

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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