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Basic Certificates in Allied Health Professions

19,380 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 568 schools in the United States where you can get your basic certificate in allied health. 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, 0.4% of allied health graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Allied Health Majors

In 2019-2020, 19,380 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 Degree 27,271
Basic Certificate 19,380
Undergraduate Certificate 12,411
Bachelor’s Degree 9,989

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 10,081
Women 9,299
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The racial-ethnic distribution of allied health basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 577
Black or African American 1,438
Hispanic or Latino 3,635
White 12,073
International Students 70
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,587
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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
40% 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. Roughly 16,700 attend the school each year. The allied health program at Santa Rosa Junior College awarded 628 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 40% were women.

#2

College of Southern Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada
399 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their basic certificate is College of Southern Nevada. Roughly 29,900 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 399 basic certificates were handed out to allied health majors at CSN. Around 52% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 31% were women.

#3

Palomar College

San Marcos, California
354 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Palomar College is the 3rd 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. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 354 basic certificates were handed out to allied health majors at Palomar College. Around 48% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 20% were women.

297 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
49% 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 297 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 49% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 33% were women.

297 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th 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. The allied health program at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting awarded 297 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 76% were women.

#6

Madison Area Technical College

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

Madison Area Technical College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate 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 $4,167 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,167 per year. The allied health program at Madison Area Technical College awarded 284 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 46% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

267 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Truckee Meadows Community College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in allied health. Roughly 10,200 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 267 basic certificates were handed out to allied health majors at Truckee Meadows Community College. About 35% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
265 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Valencia College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in allied health. Roughly 45,900 attend the school each year. The allied health program at Valencia College awarded 265 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 51% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 37% were women.

#8

Front Range Community College

Westminster, Colorado
265 Yearly Graduations
40% 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 2019-2020 academic year, 265 basic certificates were handed out to allied health majors at FRCC. About 40% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Lord Fairfax Community College

Middletown, Virginia
223 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lord Fairfax Community College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in allied health. Each year, around 6,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 223 basic certificates were handed out to allied health majors at Lord Fairfax Community College. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#12

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, Illinois
220 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of DuPage is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in allied health. Roughly 21,000 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 220 basic certificates were handed out to allied health majors at COD. Around 37% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#13

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, Florida
213 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
48% 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 26,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 213 basic certificates were handed out to allied health majors at Palm Beach State College. Around 48% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 48% were women.

#13

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
213 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central New Mexico Community College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in allied health. Each year, around 21,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 213 people received their basic certificate in allied health from CNM. Of these students, 36% were women and 64% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Pima Community College

Tucson, Arizona
212 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pima Community College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in allied health. Roughly 15,500 attend the school each year. The allied health program at Pima Community College awarded 212 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 37% were women and 56% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Mesa Community College

Mesa, Arizona
212 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Mesa Community College. Roughly 16,900 attend the school each year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 212 people received their basic certificate in allied health from Mesa Community College. Of these students, 30% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Crafton Hills College

Yucaipa, California
209 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Crafton Hills College. Roughly 6,000 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 209 basic certificates were handed out to allied health majors at CHC. Around 61% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 40% were women.

#18

Glendale Community College

Glendale, Arizona
207 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
45% 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 14,300 attend the school each year. The allied health program at Glendale Community College awarded 207 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. About 37% of this group were women, and 45% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

206 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
38% 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 16,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The allied health program at Seminole State College of Florida awarded 206 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. About 34% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

South Texas College

McAllen, Texas
205 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
99% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

South Texas College is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in allied health. Each year, around 28,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 205 people received their basic certificate in allied health from South Texas College. Of these students, 53% were women and 99% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Allied Health Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Emergency Medical Technology 3,981
Allied Health/Treatment Professions 1,023
Surgical Technology 773
Electrocardiograph Technology 654
Radiologic Technology 452

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 39,479
Allied Health Services 15,386
Health/Medical Admin Services 14,948
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 8,127
Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 7,030

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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