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22,739 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 568 schools in the United States where you can get your basic certificate in allied health. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.3% of allied health graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Allied Health Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 22,739 students earned their basic certificate in allied health. This earns it the #5 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate 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’s Degree 28,069
Basic Certificate 22,739
Undergraduate Certificate 13,537
Bachelor’s Degree 11,092

Earnings of Allied Health Majors With Basic Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for allied health students who are basic certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificates in allied health. About 53.7% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 12,214
Women 10,525
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Allied Health

The racial-ethnic distribution of allied health basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 597
Black or African American 1,688
Hispanic or Latino 4,246
White 14,381
International Students 77
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,750
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Allied Health Basic Certificate Students

There are 568 colleges that offer a basic certificate in allied health. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, California
628 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Rosa Junior College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for allied health majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Each year, around 19,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 628 people received their basic certificate in allied health from SRJC. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 34% were women.

#2

College of Southern Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada
399 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of Southern Nevada is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in allied health. Roughly 33,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 399 basic certificates were handed out to allied health majors at CSN. About 29% of this group were women, and 47% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Palomar College

San Marcos, California
354 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Palomar College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in allied health. Each year, around 23,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 354 basic certificates were handed out to allied health majors at Palomar College. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 21% were women.

297 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hillsborough Community College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in allied health. Roughly 22,400 attend the school each year. The allied health program at Hillsborough Community College awarded 297 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 39% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 31% were women.

297 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in allied health. Each year, around 600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The allied health program at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting awarded 297 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 68% of this group were women, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Madison Area Technical College

Madison, Wisconsin
284 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Madison Area Technical College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in allied health. Roughly 14,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,095 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,095 per year.

The allied health program at Madison Area Technical College awarded 284 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 46% were women.

267 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Truckee Meadows Community College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in allied health. Roughly 11,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 267 people received their basic certificate in allied health from Truckee Meadows Community College. Around 28% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 32% were women.

#8

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
265 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Valencia College. Each year, around 47,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The allied health program at Valencia College awarded 265 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 40% of this group were women, and 54% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Front Range Community College

Westminster, Colorado
265 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Front Range Community College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in allied health. Each year, around 19,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 265 basic certificates were handed out to allied health majors at FRCC. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 35% were women.

#10

Oxnard College

Oxnard, California
252 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Oxnard College. Roughly 7,400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 252 basic certificates were handed out to allied health majors at Oxnard College. About 19% of this group were women, and 55% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Lord Fairfax Community College

Middletown, Virginia
223 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lord Fairfax Community College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in allied health. Each year, around 6,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 223 basic certificates were handed out to allied health majors at Lord Fairfax Community College. Of these students, 85% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, Illinois
220 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of DuPage comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in allied health. Roughly 23,900 attend the school each year. The allied health program at College of DuPage awarded 220 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 50% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, Florida
213 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Palm Beach State College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in allied health. Each year, around 31,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 213 people received their basic certificate in allied health from Palm Beach State College. About 36% of this group were women, and 39% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
213 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central New Mexico Community College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in allied health. Roughly 23,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 213 basic certificates were handed out to allied health majors at CNM. Around 63% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

#15

Pima Community College

Tucson, Arizona
212 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Pima Community College. Each year, around 19,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 212 people received their basic certificate in allied health from Pima County Community College District. Of these students, 38% were women and 44% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Mesa Community College

Mesa, Arizona
212 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mesa Community College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in allied health. Each year, around 20,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 212 basic certificates were handed out to allied health majors at Mesa Community College. Around 36% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 27% were women.

#17

Crafton Hills College

Yucaipa, California
209 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Crafton Hills College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in allied health. Each year, around 6,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 209 basic certificates were handed out to allied health majors at CHC. About 35% of this group were women, and 54% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Glendale Community College

Glendale, Arizona
207 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Glendale Community College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in allied health. Roughly 18,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 207 basic certificates were handed out to allied health majors at Glendale Community College. Around 35% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 22% were women.

206 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Seminole State College of Florida comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in allied health. Each year, around 17,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 206 people received their basic certificate in allied health from Seminole State. About 27% of this group were women, and 48% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

South Texas College

McAllen, Texas
205 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
91% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their basic certificate is South Texas College. Each year, around 33,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The allied health program at South Texas College awarded 205 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 36% were women and 91% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Allied Health Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Emergency Medical Technology 18,503
Allied Health/Treatment Professions 988
Surgical Technology 810
Electrocardiograph Technology 722
Radiologic Technology 503

Below are some popular majors that are similar to allied health that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 46,750
Allied Health Services 20,455
Health/Medical Admin Services 16,402
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 9,861
Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 7,071

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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