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Basic Certificates in Allied Health Professions

20,874 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A basic certificate in allied health is offered at 550 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 34 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.3% of allied health graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Allied Health Majors

In 2020-2021, 20,874 basic certificates were awarded to allied health majors. This makes it the 4th most popular basic certificate 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 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 estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificates in allied health. About 52.0% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 10,857
Women 10,017
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The racial-ethnic distribution of allied health basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 534
Black or African American 1,579
Hispanic or Latino 4,150
White 12,964
International Students 71
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,576
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There are 550 colleges that offer a basic certificate in allied health. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

National University

La Jolla, California
492 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for allied health students seekinga basic certificate is National University. Roughly 18,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,320 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,480 per year. The allied health program at National University awarded 492 basic certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Of these students, 37% were women and 57% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Victor Valley College

Victorville, California
484 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Victor Valley College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in allied health. Each year, around 10,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 484 basic certificates were handed out to allied health majors at Victor Valley College. Around 58% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 29% were women.

451 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting. Roughly 800 attend the school each year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 451 basic certificates were handed out to allied health majors at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

332 Yearly Graduations
33% 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. Each year, around 19,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The allied health program at Hillsborough Community College awarded 332 basic certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 39% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 33% were women.

#5

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
323 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Valencia College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in allied health. Roughly 45,900 attend the school each year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 323 basic certificates were handed out to allied health majors at Valencia College. Around 54% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 36% were women.

#6

Red Rocks Community College

Lakewood, Colorado
257 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Red Rocks Community College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in allied health. Roughly 6,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,680 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,082 per year. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 257 people received their basic certificate in allied health from Red Rocks Community College. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 39% were women.

#7

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
240 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central New Mexico Community College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in allied health. Each year, around 21,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 240 people received their basic certificate in allied health from CNM. Of these students, 44% were women and 70% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Front Range Community College

Westminster, Colorado
237 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Front Range Community College. Each year, around 18,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 237 basic certificates were handed out to allied health majors at FRCC. Of these students, 45% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, California
236 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Santa Rosa Junior College. Roughly 16,700 attend the school each year. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 236 people received their basic certificate in allied health from SRJC. About 35% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs, Colorado
233 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Pikes Peak Community College. Roughly 12,500 attend the school each year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 233 basic certificates were handed out to allied health majors at PPCC. Of these students, 47% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

American Medical Academy

Miami, Florida
232 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American Medical Academy is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in allied health. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 232 people received their basic certificate in allied health from American Medical Academy. Around 85% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 23% were women.

#12

Madison Area Technical College

Madison, Wisconsin
226 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Madison Area Technical College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in allied health. Each year, around 13,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,230 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,230 per year. The allied health program at Madison Area Technical College awarded 226 basic certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. About 48% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
217 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Broward College. Each year, around 33,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The allied health program at Broward College awarded 217 basic certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Of these students, 37% were women and 63% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

213 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Truckee Meadows Community College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in allied health. Roughly 10,200 attend the school each year. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 213 people received their basic certificate in allied health from Truckee Meadows Community College. About 37% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

College of Southern Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada
213 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of Southern Nevada is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in allied health. Roughly 29,900 attend the school each year. The allied health program at College of Southern Nevada awarded 213 basic certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. About 29% of this group were women, and 53% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

GateWay Community College

Phoenix, Arizona
204 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their basic certificate is GateWay Community College. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. The allied health program at GateWay Community College awarded 204 basic certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 58% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 46% were women.

#17

Pima Community College

Tucson, Arizona
197 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pima Community College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in allied health. Roughly 15,500 attend the school each year. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 197 people received their basic certificate in allied health from Pima County Community College District. Of these students, 36% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Piedmont Virginia Community College

Charlottesville, Virginia
192 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Piedmont Virginia Community College. Each year, around 4,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 192 basic certificates were handed out to allied health majors at PVCC. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 81% were women.

#18

Indian River State College

Fort Pierce, Florida
192 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Indian River State College. Each year, around 15,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 192 people received their basic certificate in allied health from Indian River State College. About 29% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Palomar College

San Marcos, California
167 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Palomar College is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in allied health. Each year, around 21,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The allied health program at Palomar College awarded 167 basic certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 43% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 31% were women.

Allied Health Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Emergency Medical Technology 17,138
Surgical Technology 924
Allied Health/Treatment Professions 908
Electrocardiograph Technology 538
Radiologic Technology 423

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 38,505
Allied Health Services 17,589
Health/Medical Admin Services 16,095
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 9,031
Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 6,931

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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