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2021 Best Allied Health Professions Trade Schools

1,220 Colleges
$49,676 Avg Salary
$30,684 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Allied Health Professions School for You

In 2018-2019, 75,437 allied health professions students received their degrees and certificates, making the major the #4 most popular in the country.

With all the trade school programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Trade College Search has developed this Best Allied Health Professions Trade Schools ranking. This report analyzed 1,220 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best programs for trade school students.

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2021 Best Allied Health Professions Schools in the United States

Check out the allied health programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 25 Top Trade Schools in Allied Health

Our 2021 rankings named University of Nebraska Medical Center the best school in the United States for allied health professions students. Located in the city of Omaha, UNMC is a public school with a small student population.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts is a great place for allied health professions students. Located in the city of San Mateo, Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Trade Schools list. Located in the city of Nashville, Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting is a private for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health Education. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Allied Health Professions Trade Schools list. New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health Education is a small private for-profit school located in the large city of Brooklyn.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Mayo Clinic School of Medicine. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Trade Schools list. Mayo Clinic School of Medicine is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Rochester.

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#6

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, CA

Loma Linda University landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best allied health professions programs. Located in the large suburb of Loma Linda, Loma Linda University is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Concordia University - Saint Paul landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best allied health professions programs. Concordia University - Saint Paul is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Saint Paul.

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#8

Institute of Health Sciences

Hunt Valley, MD

Institute of Health Sciences landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best allied health professions programs. Located in the suburb of Hunt Valley, Institute of Health Sciences is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best allied health professions programs. Located in the city of San Antonio, UT Health San Antonio is a public college with a small student population.

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Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for allied health professions students. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the medium-sized city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University is a public college with a very large student population.

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#11

Marietta College

Marietta, OH

Marietta College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for allied health professions students. It came in at #11 on the list. Marietta is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Marietta.

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With a ranking of #12, Sentara College of Health Sciences did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health professions students. Sentara College of Health Sciences is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Chesapeake.

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#13

Oregon Institute of Technology

Klamath Falls, OR

Oregon Institute of Technology did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for allied health professions students. It came in at #13 on the list. OIT is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Klamath Falls.

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DLP Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Allied Health Professions Trade Schools ranking. Located in the city of Johnstown, Memorial Medical Center is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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With a ranking of #15, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health professions students. UAMS is a small public school located in the city of Little Rock.

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#16

Rush University

Chicago, IL

Rush University came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Allied Health Professions Trade Schools ranking. Rush University Medical Center is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chicago.

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#17

George Washington University

Washington, DC

George Washington University ranked #17 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Trade Schools list. GWU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington.

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#18

Wagner College

Staten Island, NY

Wagner College landed the #18 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best allied health professions programs. Wagner is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Staten Island.

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With a ranking of #19, University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health professions students. UOHSC is a small public school located in the city of Oklahoma City.

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#20

Upstate Medical University

Syracuse, NY

Upstate Medical University ranked #20 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Trade Schools list. SUNY Upstate Medical University is a small public school located in the midsize city of Syracuse.

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SUNY Downstate Medical Center landed the #21 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best allied health professions programs. Downstate Medical Center is a small public school located in the large city of Brooklyn.

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With a ranking of #22, Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health professions students. Located in the small city of Reading, RHSHS is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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Cardiac and Vascular Institute of Ultrasound ranked #23 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Trade Schools list. Located in the midsize city of Mobile, CVIU is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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With a ranking of #24, University of Washington - Seattle Campus did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health professions students. UW Seattle is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Seattle.

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Springfield College

Springfield, MA

Springfield College ranked #25 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Trade Schools list. Located in the city of Springfield, Springfield College is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Allied Health Professions Trade Schools

#26

Southeast Technical Institute

Sioux Falls, SD
#27

Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY
#31

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, PA
#32

Western Suffolk BOCES

Northport, NY
#33

Misericordia University

Dallas, PA
#36

Texas Wesleyan University

Fort Worth, TX
#37

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, CA
#39

Midwestern State University

Wichita Falls, TX
#41

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI
#42

Dunwoody College of Technology

Minneapolis, MN
#43

Cuyahoga Valley Career Center

Brecksville, OH
#45

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA
#46

University of Mount Union

Alliance, OH
#48

Kettering College

Kettering, OH
#50

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT

Remaining Award Winners

This section shows the rest of the schools awarded a Best Allied Health Professions Trade Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 1220 different United States allied health professions schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Adventist University of Health Sciences Orlando, FL
52 Pima Medical Institute - Tucson Tucson, AZ
53 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
54 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
55 Molloy College Rockville Centre, NY
56 Oregon Health & Science University Portland, OR
57 Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Boston, MA
58 Saint Joseph’s College of Maine Standish, ME
59 Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Lancaster, PA
60 Emory University Atlanta, GA
61 Marian University Fond Du Lac, WI
62 Creighton University Omaha, NE
63 Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Medford, MA
64 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse, WI
65 King’s College Wilkes-Barre, PA
66 Augusta University Augusta, GA
67 St John’s University - New York Queens, NY
68 Siena Heights University Adrian, MI
69 Pacific University Forest Grove, OR
70 Carroll University Waukesha, WI
71 Nassau Community College Garden City, NY
72 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
73 Foothill College Los Altos Hills, CA
74 The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX
75 University of the Pacific Stockton, CA
76 D’Youville College Buffalo, NY
77 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
78 University of Mary Bismarck, ND
79 CUNY City College New York, NY
80 Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY
81 Towson University Towson, MD
82 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
83 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
84 Washburn University Topeka, KS
85 Santa Fe College Gainesville, FL
86 Riverside College of Health Careers Newport News, VA
87 Medical Career Institute Ocean, NJ
88 Endicott College Beverly, MA
89 Indiana University - Bloomington Bloomington, IN
90 Seattle University Seattle, WA
91 Mitchell Technical Institute Mitchell, SD
92 Cardinal Stritch University Milwaukee, WI
93 Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing Geneva, NY
94 St. Francis College Brooklyn Heights, NY
95 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
96 Cuesta College San Luis Obispo, CA
97 Boston University Boston, MA
98 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC
99 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
100 Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County Newark, OH
101 Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University Baton Rouge, LA
102 University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
103 Clarkson College Omaha, NE
104 Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale, IL
105 University of New England Biddeford, ME
106 Bethel University Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
107 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
108 New York Medical Career Training Center Flushing, NY
109 Laboure College Milton, MA
110 Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
111 River Valley Community College Claremont, NH
112 Washburn Institute of Technology Topeka, KS
112 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Durham, NH
114 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
115 Seton Hill University Greensburg, PA
116 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
117 University of Delaware Newark, DE
118 Truckee Meadows Community College Reno, NV
119 Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Concord, NC
120 University of Southern Indiana Evansville, IN
121 Winthrop University Rock Hill, SC
122 Vermont Technical College Randolph, VT
123 Maine College of Health Professions Lewiston, ME
124 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI
125 Nebraska Wesleyan University Lincoln, NE
126 Pennsylvania State University - New Kensington New Kensington, PA
127 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI
128 Illinois State University Normal, IL
129 GateWay Community College-Central City Phoenix, AZ
130 Glendale Career College Glendale, CA
131 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
132 Mercy College of Health Sciences Des Moines, IA
133 Winona State University Winona, MN
134 St Catherine University Saint Paul, MN
135 Pennsylvania State University - Schuylkill Schuylkill Haven, PA
136 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
137 Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY
138 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans New Orleans, LA
139 Bryan University Tempe, AZ
140 St Cloud Technical and Community College Saint Cloud, MN
141 Resurrection University Chicago, IL
142 University of St Francis Joliet, IL
143 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
144 Ohio Northern University Ada, OH
145 Immaculata University Immaculata, PA
146 Eastwick College-Ramsey Ramsey, NJ
147 Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health Omaha, NE
148 Napa Valley College Napa, CA
149 Manchester University North Manchester, IN
150 Gannon University Erie, PA
151 Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL
152 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport Shreveport, LA
153 Iowa State University Ames, IA
154 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
155 University of Louisiana at Monroe Monroe, LA
156 Radford University Radford, VA
157 Central Washington University Ellensburg, WA
158 Luther College Decorah, IA
159 College of the Canyons Santa Clarita, CA
160 Castleton University Castleton, VT
161 University of Saint Francis - Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, IN
162 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Bloomsburg, PA
163 Mount Marty University Yankton, SD
164 Whitworth University Spokane, WA
165 Washington State University Pullman, WA
166 Hope College Holland, MI
167 Bellin College Green Bay, WI
168 Bellevue College Bellevue, WA
169 Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire, WI
170 Marywood University Scranton, PA
171 Kapiolani Community College Honolulu, HI
172 New England Institute of Technology East Greenwich, RI
173 State Technical College of Missouri Linn, MO
174 Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL
175 University of Georgia Athens, GA
176 Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Winona, MN
177 Hudson Valley Community College Troy, NY
178 Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science Los Angeles, CA
179 Jefferson College of Health Sciences Roanoke, VA
180 Crafton Hills College Yucaipa, CA
181 York College of Pennsylvania York, PA
182 American Institute of Medical Technology Tulsa, OK
183 Casa Loma College-Van Nuys Van Nuys, CA

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Allied Health Professions Trade Schools award.

Rank College Location
184 Howard University Washington, DC
185 Red Rocks Community College Lakewood, CO
186 Boise State University Boise, ID
187 Canisius College Buffalo, NY
188 Harding University Searcy, AR
189 Madisonville Community College Madisonville, KY
190 Cox College Springfield, MO
191 Bryan College of Health Sciences Lincoln, NE
192 San Jose State University San Jose, CA
193 Naugatuck Valley Community College Waterbury, CT
194 Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
195 Eastwick College-Nutley Nutley, NJ
196 West Hills College-Lemoore Lemoore, CA
197 County College of Morris Randolph, NJ
198 Baptist Health College-Little Rock Little Rock, AR
199 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
200 Salisbury University Salisbury, MD
201 Weber State University Ogden, UT
202 Gwynedd Mercy University Gwynedd Valley, PA
203 Victor Valley College Victorville, CA
204 Pacific Union College Angwin, CA
205 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
206 Kean University Union, NJ
207 California State University - Northridge Northridge, CA
208 Montclair State University Montclair, NJ
209 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
210 University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
211 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
212 Rasmussen College - Minnesota St. Cloud, MN
213 Prince George’s Community College Largo, MD
214 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI
215 Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
216 Westfield State University Westfield, MA
217 Alfred State College Alfred, NY
218 Valley College of Medical Careers West Hills, CA
219 Carlow University Pittsburgh, PA
220 Pennsylvania State University - University Park University Park, PA
220 Choffin Career and Technical Center Youngstown, OH
222 Lewis University Romeoville, IL
223 SUNY Plattsburgh Plattsburgh, NY
224 SUNY Cortland Cortland, NY
225 Dominican College of Blauvelt Orangeburg, NY
226 Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC
227 Pima Medical Institute-Mesa Mesa, AZ
228 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Slippery Rock, PA
229 LIU Post Brookville, NY
230 Holy Family University Philadelphia, PA
231 University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI
232 Mercy College of Ohio Toledo, OH
233 American Institute of Medical Sciences & Education Piscataway, NJ
234 Mansfield University of Pennsylvania Mansfield, PA
235 Fort Hays State University Hays, KS
236 California State University - Long Beach Long Beach, CA
237 Polaris Career Center Middleburg Heights, OH
238 Montgomery College Rockville, MD
239 Galveston College Galveston, TX
240 Carolinas College of Health Sciences Charlotte, NC
241 La Roche College Pittsburgh, PA
242 College of the Sequoias Visalia, CA
243 NHTI-Concord’s Community College Concord, NH
244 SUNY Empire State College Saratoga Springs, NY

Allied Health Professions by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 11 majors within the trade school area of study, allied health professions has other similar majors worth exploring.

Allied Health Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 28,841
Radiologic Technology 9,673
Surgical Technology/Technologist 7,958
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 7,034
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 5,530
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 5,297
Athletic Training 4,064
Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 1,908
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist 1,429
Physician Assistant 811
Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician 773
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 645
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology/Technician 580
Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist 337
Polysomnography 322
Mammography Technician/Technology 73
Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician 53
Cardiopulmonary Technology/Technologist 43
Hearing Instrument Specialist 39
Gene/Genetic Therapy 17
Perfusion Technology/Perfusionist 10

Related Major Annual Graduates
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 99,166
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 93,189
Health & Medical Administrative Services 68,235
Dental Support Services 26,100
Health Sciences & Services 24,422

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

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