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Bachelor’s Degrees in Allied Health Professions

9,989 Yearly Graduations
$50,300 Median Salary
$25,500 Median Debt
There are 564 schools in the United States where you can get your bachelor's degree in allied health. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 30% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.2% of allied health graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Allied Health Majors

In 2019-2020, 9,989 earned their bachelor's degree in allied health. This makes it the 3rd most popular bachelor'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 Degree 27,271
Basic Certificate 19,380
Undergraduate Certificate 12,411
Bachelor’s Degree 9,989

Earnings of Allied Health Majors With Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in allied health is $50,300. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have. To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $42,100 to a high of $57,000.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in allied health is $25,500. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary. The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $27,000 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $21,858.

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The median monthly payment of a allied health graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $265.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in allied health. About 72.2% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,776
Women 7,213
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The racial-ethnic distribution of allied health bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 464
Black or African American 718
Hispanic or Latino 1,413
White 6,403
International Students 219
Other Races/Ethnicities 772
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There are 564 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in allied health. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

MSU Texas

Wichita Falls, Texas
262 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for allied health students seekinga bachelor's degree is MSU Texas. Each year, around 5,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,708 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,145 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 262 people received their bachelor's degree in allied health from MSU Texas. Of these students, 74% were women and 46% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Boise State University

Boise, Idaho
243 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Boise State University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in allied health. Roughly 24,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,532 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,110 per year. The allied health program at Boise State University awarded 243 bachelor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 67% were women and 27% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, Connecticut
222 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Sacred Heart University. Each year, around 9,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,080 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $34,806 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 222 bachelor's degrees were handed out to allied health majors at Sacred Heart. Of these students, 79% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Weber State University

Ogden, Utah
205 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Weber State University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in allied health. Each year, around 29,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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, 205 people received their bachelor's degree in allied health from WSU. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

#5

Oregon Institute of Technology

Klamath Falls, Oregon
178 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oregon Institute of Technology comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in allied health. Roughly 5,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,212 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,713 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 178 people received their bachelor's degree in allied health from OIT. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

162 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pima Medical Institute - Tucson is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in allied health. Roughly 1,900 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 162 bachelor's degrees were handed out to allied health majors at PMI Tucson. Of these students, 69% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

125 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Cincinnati - Main Campus. Each year, around 40,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,723 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,224 per year. The allied health program at University of Cincinnati - Main Campus awarded 125 bachelor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 72% were women.

#8

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia
118 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgia Southern University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in allied health. Each year, around 26,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,371 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,986 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 118 bachelor's degrees were handed out to allied health majors at GaSou. About 80% of this group were women, and 47% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
114 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Thomas Jefferson University. Roughly 8,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,680 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,420 per year. The allied health program at Thomas Jefferson University awarded 114 bachelor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. About 76% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina
108 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Carolina at Charlotte comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in allied health. Each year, around 30,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,812 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,337 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 108 bachelor's degrees were handed out to allied health majors at UNC Charlotte. Around 23% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

#11

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
98 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Missouri - Columbia. Each year, around 31,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,330 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,478 per year. The allied health program at University of Missouri - Columbia awarded 98 bachelor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. About 75% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Siena Heights University

Adrian, Michigan
95 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Siena Heights University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in allied health. Each year, around 2,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $27,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,300 per year. The allied health program at Siena Heights University awarded 95 bachelor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 75% were women and 16% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

89 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ohio State University - Main Campus is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in allied health. Each year, around 61,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,615 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,560 per year. The allied health program at Ohio State University - Main Campus awarded 89 bachelor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. About 72% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Universidad del Este

Carolina, Puerto Rico
85 Yearly Graduations
79% Women

The 14th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Universidad del Este. Each year, around 7,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $2,652 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 85 bachelor's degrees were handed out to allied health majors at UNE. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

84 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in allied health. Roughly 7,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $33,600 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,230 per year. The allied health program at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences awarded 84 bachelor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. About 92% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

University of Southern Maine

Portland, Maine
82 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Southern Maine comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in allied health. Roughly 8,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,064 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,776 per year. The allied health program at University of Southern Maine awarded 82 bachelor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 76% were women.

#17

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, Michigan
81 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Grand Valley State University comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in allied health. Roughly 23,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,576 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,448 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 81 bachelor's degrees were handed out to allied health majors at GVSU. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#17

University of South Alabama

Mobile, Alabama
81 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of South Alabama is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in allied health. Each year, around 14,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,896 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,956 per year. The allied health program at University of South Alabama awarded 81 bachelor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 34% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 74% were women.

#19

AdventHealth University

Orlando, Florida
80 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is AdventHealth University. Roughly 1,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,900 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $24,275 per year. The allied health program at AdventHealth University awarded 80 bachelor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#20

San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia

Visalia, California
79 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in allied health. Roughly 1,900 attend the school each year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 79 people received their bachelor's degree in allied health from San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia. Of these students, 63% were women and 52% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Allied Health Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Athletic Training 2,831
Radiologic Technology 1,628
Respiratory Care Therapy 1,572
Medical Radiologic Technology 1,163
Sonographer/Ultrasound Technology 978

Below are some popular majors that are similar to allied health that offer bachelor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Health/Medical Admin Services 17,986
Health Sciences & Services 17,662
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 3,886
Mental & Social Health Services 3,037
Dental Support Services 2,213

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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