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Associate’s Degree in Allied Health Professions

28,069 Yearly Graduations
$41,700 Median Salary
$17,152 Median Debt
There are 989 schools in the United States where you can get your associate's degree in allied health. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 38% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.5% of allied health graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Allied Health Majors

In 2018-2019, 28,069 earned their associate's degree in allied health. This makes it the 2nd most popular associate's degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 28,069
Basic Certificate 22,739
Undergraduate Certificate 13,537

Earnings of Allied Health Majors With Associate’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in allied health is $41,700. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

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's 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's degree in allied health. About 71.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 8,048
Women 20,021
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degree in Allied Health

The racial-ethnic distribution of allied health associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,448
Black or African American 2,372
Hispanic or Latino 5,694
White 16,508
International Students 151
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,896
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Allied Health Associate's Degree Students

There are 989 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in allied health. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
495 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for allied health students seekingan associate's degree is Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale. Each year, around 18,300 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 495 associate's degree were handed out to allied health majors at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale. Around 52% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 73% were women.

#2

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
392 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in allied health. Each year, around 75,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The allied health program at Ivy Tech Community College awarded 392 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 79% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

West Coast Ultrasound Institute

Beverly Hills, California
353 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their associate's degree is West Coast Ultrasound Institute. Roughly 800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 353 associate's degree were handed out to allied health majors at West Coast Ultrasound Institute. About 58% of this group were women, and 55% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia

Visalia, California
316 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in allied health. Each year, around 5,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 316 people received their associate's degree in allied health from San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia. About 64% of this group were women, and 56% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

San Jacinto Community College

Pasadena, Texas
192 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their associate's degree is San Jacinto Community College. Roughly 30,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 192 associate's degree were handed out to allied health majors at San Jacinto College. Of these students, 84% were women and 65% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts

San Mateo, California
187 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in allied health. Each year, around 1,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 187 people received their associate's degree in allied health from Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts. Of these students, 59% were women and 57% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Miami Dade College

Miami, Florida
186 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Miami Dade College. Each year, around 56,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 186 associate's degree were handed out to allied health majors at MDC. Around 82% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 52% were women.

#8

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
165 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Broward College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in allied health. Each year, around 40,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 165 people received their associate's degree in allied health from BC. Of these students, 50% were women and 56% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Baker College

Flint, Michigan
156 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Baker College. Each year, around 12,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,720 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,510 per year.

The allied health program at Baker College awarded 156 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 88% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

146 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Pima Medical Institute - Tucson. Roughly 2,300 attend the school each year. The allied health program at Pima Medical Institute - Tucson awarded 146 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 57% of this group were women, and 60% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Weber State University

Ogden, Utah
143 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Weber State University. Roughly 27,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,476 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 143 associate's degree were handed out to allied health majors at WSU. About 77% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

GateWay Community College

Phoenix, Arizona
140 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

GateWay Community College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in allied health. Each year, around 5,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 140 people received their associate's degree in allied health from GateWay Community College. About 70% of this group were women, and 51% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Pima Medical Institute-Mesa

Mesa, Arizona
139 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pima Medical Institute-Mesa comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in allied health. Roughly 900 attend the school each year. The allied health program at Pima Medical Institute-Mesa awarded 139 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 60% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

139 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cuyahoga Community College District comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in allied health. Roughly 23,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 139 people received their associate's degree in allied health from Cuyahoga Community College District. About 63% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

American Career College-Ontario

Ontario, California
137 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American Career College-Ontario is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in allied health. Each year, around 1,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 137 associate's degree were handed out to allied health majors at American Career College-Ontario. About 61% of this group were women, and 75% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

136 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in allied health. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The allied health program at Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology awarded 136 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 77% were women and 71% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, Texas
132 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lone Star College System comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in allied health. Roughly 72,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 132 people received their associate's degree in allied health from North Harris Montgomery. Around 57% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

#18

Bryan University

Tempe, Arizona
131 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bryan University comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in allied health. Each year, around 1,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,086 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,000 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 131 associate's degree were handed out to allied health majors at Bryan University. About 47% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Community College of Allegheny County

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
121 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Community College of Allegheny County. Roughly 16,100 attend the school each year. The allied health program at Community College of Allegheny County awarded 121 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 83% were women and 16% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Santa Fe College

Gainesville, Florida
120 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Fe College is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in allied health. Roughly 14,500 attend the school each year. The allied health program at Santa Fe College awarded 120 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 71% were women and 28% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Allied Health Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Radiologic Technology 6,327
Respiratory Care Therapy 5,232
Surgical Technology 3,893
Emergency Medical Technology 3,710
Medical Radiologic Technology 3,500

Below are some popular majors that are similar to allied health that offer associate’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Allied Health Services 28,714
Health/Medical Admin Services 17,600
Dental Support Services 7,349
Health Sciences & Services 5,261
Mental & Social Health Services 4,241

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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