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Bachelor’s Degrees in Allied Health Professions

9,264 Yearly Graduations
$51,384 Median Salary
$27,000 Median Debt
A bachelor's degree in allied health is offered at 531 colleges in the United States. 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, 1.9% of allied health graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Allied Health Majors

In 2020-2021, 9,264 bachelor's degrees were awarded to allied health majors. 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 27,677
Basic Certificate 20,874
Undergraduate Certificate 11,543
Bachelor’s Degree 9,264

Earnings of Allied Health Majors With Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in allied health is $51,384. 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 $37,437 and the high is $58,715.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in allied health is $27,000. 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, $28,438 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $24,697.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $235.

Student Diversity

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

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,429
Women 6,835
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The racial-ethnic distribution of allied health bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 453
Black or African American 662
Hispanic or Latino 1,335
White 5,915
International Students 175
Other Races/Ethnicities 724
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There are 531 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in allied health. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Boise State University

Boise, Idaho
237 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Boise State University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for allied health majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree. 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 237 bachelor's degrees during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 34% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 69% were women.

#2

MSU Texas

Wichita Falls, Texas
223 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

MSU Texas comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in allied health. Each year, around 5,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,877 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,246 per year. The allied health program at MSU Texas awarded 223 bachelor's degrees during the 2020-2021 school year. Of these students, 74% were women and 41% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, Connecticut
212 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
16% 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 $44,960 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $34,509 per year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 212 bachelor's degrees were handed out to allied health majors at Sacred Heart. Of these students, 83% were women and 16% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Oregon Institute of Technology

Klamath Falls, Oregon
189 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oregon Institute of Technology is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in allied health. Roughly 5,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,572 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,209 per year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 189 bachelor's degrees were handed out to allied health majors at OIT. Of these students, 80% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Weber State University

Ogden, Utah
185 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Weber State University is the 5th 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 $5,329 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,880 per year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 185 bachelor's degrees were handed out to allied health majors at WSU. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

111 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
48% 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 2020-2021 academic year, 111 bachelor's degrees were handed out to allied health majors at PMI Tucson. Around 48% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#7

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia
110 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgia Southern University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree 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. The allied health program at Georgia Southern University awarded 110 bachelor's degrees during the 2020-2021 school year. About 87% of this group were women, and 43% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, North Carolina
103 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Western Carolina University. Roughly 12,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $1,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,435 per year. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 103 people received their bachelor's degree in allied health from WCU. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 35% were women.

99 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in allied health. Roughly 7,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $34,700 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,950 per year. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 99 people received their bachelor's degree in allied health from MCPHS University. Of these students, 86% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York
86 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rochester Institute of Technology is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in allied health. Each year, around 16,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,225 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $52,092 per year. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 86 people received their bachelor's degree in allied health from RIT. Of these students, 86% were women and 13% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

University of Southern Maine

Portland, Maine
85 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Southern Maine is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree 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. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 85 people received their bachelor's degree in allied health from University of Southern Maine. Of these students, 82% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Siena Heights University

Adrian, Michigan
84 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
21% 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 $27,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,456 per year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 84 bachelor's degrees were handed out to allied health majors at Siena Heights University. About 87% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

82 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
29% 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 $11,018 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 82 bachelor's degrees during the 2020-2021 school year. Of these students, 67% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Texas State University

San Marcos, Texas
80 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas State University is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in allied health. Roughly 37,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,606 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,147 per year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 80 bachelor's degrees were handed out to allied health majors at Texas State. About 81% of this group were women, and 69% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

80 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in allied health. Roughly 29,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,883 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,228 per year. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 80 people received their bachelor's degree in allied health from IUPUI. Of these students, 86% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

78 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in allied health. Roughly 300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,738 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,538 per year. The allied health program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center awarded 78 bachelor's degrees during the 2020-2021 school year. About 83% of this group were women, and 64% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

77 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Roughly 2,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,708 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,934 per year. The allied health program at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences awarded 77 bachelor's degrees during the 2020-2021 school year. Of these students, 78% were women and 27% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

St John's University - New York

Queens, New York
76 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

St John's University - New York comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in allied health. Roughly 20,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $43,962 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $30,666 per year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 76 bachelor's degrees were handed out to allied health majors at STJ. Around 41% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 76% were women.

#19

Wagner College

Staten Island, New York
72 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wagner College is the 19th 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 $48,730 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,590 per year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 72 bachelor's degrees were handed out to allied health majors at Wagner. About 82% of this group were women, and 28% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
72 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th 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 $41,900 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,068 per year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 72 bachelor's degrees were handed out to allied health majors at Thomas Jefferson University. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

Allied Health Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Athletic Training 2,076
Radiologic Technology 1,496
Respiratory Care Therapy 1,432
Medical Radiologic Technology 1,324
Sonographer/Ultrasound Technology 885

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Health/Medical Admin Services 19,391
Health Sciences & Services 18,866
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 4,027
Mental & Social Health Services 3,123
Dental Support Services 2,804

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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