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Bachelor’s Degrees in Allied Health Professions

11,092 Yearly Graduations
$50,300 Median Salary
$25,500 Median Debt
There are 564 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a bachelor's degree in allied health. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 28% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.0% of allied health graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Allied Health Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11,092 students 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’s Degree 28,069
Basic Certificate 22,739
Undergraduate Certificate 13,537
Bachelor’s Degree 11,092

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. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

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 70.8% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 3,240
Women 7,852
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Allied Health

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 505
Black or African American 720
Hispanic or Latino 1,444
White 7,402
International Students 218
Other Races/Ethnicities 803
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Allied Health Bachelor's Degree Students

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
73% Women
39% 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 5,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,567 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,060 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 262 bachelor's degrees were handed out to allied health majors at MSU Texas. Of these students, 73% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Boise State University

Boise, Idaho
243 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Boise State University. Roughly 26,200 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 2018-2019 school year. About 71% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, Connecticut
222 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sacred Heart University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in allied health. Roughly 9,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $42,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $30,427 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 222 bachelor's degrees were handed out to allied health majors at Sacred Heart. About 78% of this group were women, and 19% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Weber State University

Ogden, Utah
205 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Weber State University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in allied health. Each year, around 29,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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, 205 bachelor's degrees were handed out to allied health majors at WSU. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 74% were women.

#5

Oregon Institute of Technology

Klamath Falls, Oregon
178 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Oregon Institute of Technology. Roughly 5,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,775 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,108 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 178 bachelor's degrees were handed out to allied health majors at OIT. Of these students, 67% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

162 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Pima Medical Institute - Tucson. Roughly 1,900 attend the school each year. The allied health program at Pima Medical Institute - Tucson awarded 162 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 41% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

125 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in allied health. Each year, around 39,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,476 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,790 per year.

The allied health program at University of Cincinnati - Main Campus awarded 125 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 63% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia
118 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Georgia Southern University. Roughly 26,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,371 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,977 per year.

The allied health program at Georgia Southern University awarded 118 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 35% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 84% were women.

#9

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
114 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Thomas Jefferson University comes in at #9 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 $40,680 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,420 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 114 bachelor's degrees were handed out to allied health majors at Thomas Jefferson University. Of these students, 82% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina
108 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Carolina at Charlotte is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in allied health. Each year, around 29,600 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 2018-2019 academic year, 108 bachelor's degrees were handed out to allied health majors at UNC Charlotte. Of these students, 81% were women and 28% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
98 Yearly Graduations
74% 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. Roughly 30,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,120 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,264 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 98 bachelor's degrees were handed out to allied health majors at Mizzou. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 74% were women.

#12

Siena Heights University

Adrian, Michigan
95 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Siena Heights University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in allied health. Each year, around 2,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $26,558 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,060 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 95 bachelor's degrees were handed out to allied health majors at Siena Heights University. Of these students, 72% were women and 16% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

89 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Ohio State University - Main Campus. Each year, around 61,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,197 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,560 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 89 people received their bachelor's degree in allied health from Ohio State. About 70% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Universidad del Este

Carolina, Puerto Rico
85 Yearly Graduations
73% 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 9,600 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 2018-2019 academic year, 85 bachelor's degrees were handed out to allied health majors at UNE. Of these students, 73% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

84 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in allied health. Roughly 7,300 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 84 bachelor's degrees were handed out to allied health majors at MCPHS University. About 85% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

University of Southern Maine

Portland, Maine
82 Yearly Graduations
77% 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. Each year, around 8,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,868 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,578 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 82 bachelor's degrees were handed out to allied health majors at University of Southern Maine. Of these students, 77% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, Michigan
81 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
7% 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 24,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,180 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,208 per year.

The allied health program at Grand Valley State University awarded 81 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 7% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

#17

University of South Alabama

Mobile, Alabama
81 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
15% 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 South Alabama. Each year, around 14,300 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 81 bachelor's degrees were handed out to allied health majors at USA. Of these students, 56% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

80 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Adventist University of Health Sciences. Roughly 1,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,240 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,130 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 80 people received their bachelor's degree in allied health from Florida Hospital College. Around 35% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 72% were women.

#20

San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia

Visalia, California
79 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia. Each year, around 6,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 79 bachelor's degrees were handed out to allied health majors at San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia. Of these students, 63% were women and 42% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Allied Health Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Athletic Training 3,597
Radiologic Technology 1,790
Respiratory Care Therapy 1,563
Medical Radiologic Technology 1,200
Sonographer/Ultrasound Technology 861

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Health/Medical Admin Services 17,317
Health Sciences & Services 16,503
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 3,806
Mental & Social Health Services 3,127
Dental Support Services 2,462

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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