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Associate Degrees in Allied Health Professions

27,677 Yearly Graduations
$45,385 Median Salary
$18,831 Median Debt
There are 982 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an associate degree in allied health. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 37% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 0.6% of allied health graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Allied Health Majors

In 2020-2021, 27,677 earned their associate degree in allied health. This earns it the #1 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 27,677
Basic Certificate 20,874
Undergraduate Certificate 11,543
Bachelor’s Degree 9,264

Earnings of Allied Health Majors With Associate Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate degree in allied health is $45,385. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses. To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $39,851 to a high of $50,524.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate degree in allied health is $18,831. 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, $25,462 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $13,954.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $125.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate degree in allied health. About 73.8% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 7,254
Women 20,423
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The racial-ethnic distribution of allied health associate degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,401
Black or African American 2,298
Hispanic or Latino 5,627
White 16,041
International Students 155
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,155
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There are 982 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
520 Yearly Graduations
74% 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 $20,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,632 per year. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 520 people received their associate degree in allied health from Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale. Around 42% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 74% were women.

#2

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
405 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
18% 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. The allied health program at Ivy Tech Community College awarded 405 associate degrees during the 2020-2021 school year. About 82% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

West Coast Ultrasound Institute

Beverly Hills, California
362 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. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 362 people received their associate degree in allied health from West Coast Ultrasound Institute. About 55% of this group were women, and 52% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts

San Mateo, California
215 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in allied health. Each year, around 2,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 215 people received their associate degree in allied health from Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts. Of these students, 69% were women and 59% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

San Jacinto Community College

Pasadena, Texas
173 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
73% 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. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 173 people received their associate degree in allied health from San Jacinto College. About 84% of this group were women, and 73% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

170 Yearly Graduations
79% Women

Columbia Central University - Caguas is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in allied health. Roughly 700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,370 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,780 per year. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 170 people received their associate degree in allied health from Columbia Central University - Caguas. About 79% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Weber State University

Ogden, Utah
163 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Weber State University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in allied health. Roughly 29,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,329 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,880 per year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 163 associate degrees were handed out to allied health majors at WSU. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#8

CBD College

Los Angeles, California
152 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

CBD College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in allied health. Roughly 900 attend the school each year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 152 associate degrees were handed out to allied health majors at Community Based Education and Development. Of these students, 77% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Miami Dade College

Miami, Florida
150 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Miami Dade College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in allied health. Each year, around 46,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 150 associate degrees were handed out to allied health majors at MDC. Of these students, 51% were women and 81% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Sinclair Community College

Dayton, Ohio
148 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sinclair Community College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in allied health. Each year, around 18,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 148 associate degrees were handed out to allied health majors at Sinclair Community College. About 57% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, Texas
144 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lone Star College System comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in allied health. Each year, around 70,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The allied health program at Lone Star College System awarded 144 associate degrees during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 59% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#12

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
141 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Broward College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in allied health. Each year, around 33,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The allied health program at Broward College awarded 141 associate degrees during the 2020-2021 school year. Of these students, 47% were women and 51% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

137 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
21% 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. The allied health program at Cuyahoga Community College District awarded 137 associate degrees during the 2020-2021 school year. Of these students, 56% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

130 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hillsborough Community College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in allied health. Each year, around 19,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 130 associate degrees were handed out to allied health majors at HCC. About 60% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Community College of Allegheny County

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
126 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their associate degree is Community College of Allegheny County. Roughly 13,200 attend the school each year. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 126 people received their associate degree in allied health from CCAC. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

122 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their associate degree is Pima Medical Institute - Tucson. Each year, around 1,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 122 associate degrees were handed out to allied health majors at PMI Tucson. About 59% of this group were women, and 60% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Eastwick College - Ramsey

Ramsey, New Jersey
116 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Eastwick College - Ramsey comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in allied health. Roughly 700 attend the school each year. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 116 people received their associate degree in allied health from Eastwick College - Ramsey. Of these students, 91% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, Illinois
116 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of DuPage is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in allied health. Roughly 21,000 attend the school each year. The allied health program at College of DuPage awarded 116 associate degrees during the 2020-2021 school year. About 61% of this group were women, and 34% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida
116 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida State College at Jacksonville comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in allied health. Roughly 22,300 attend the school each year. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 116 people received their associate degree in allied health from FSCJ. About 69% of this group were women, and 45% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

American Career College - Ontario

Ontario, California
114 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
77% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American Career College - Ontario comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in allied health. Roughly 1,400 attend the school each year. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 114 people received their associate degree in allied health from American Career College - Ontario. Of these students, 61% were women and 77% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Allied Health Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Radiologic Technology 6,735
Respiratory Care Therapy 5,059
Surgical Technology 4,193
Emergency Medical Technology 3,607
Sonographer/Ultrasound Technology 3,198

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Allied Health Services 20,673
Health/Medical Admin Services 16,893
Health Sciences & Services 10,218
Dental Support Services 7,282
Mental & Social Health Services 3,976

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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