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2023 Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools

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Finding the Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree School for You

Allied Health Professions is one of the most popular majors in the nation, ranking 5th of all the majors we analyze. In 2020-2021, 69,358 degrees and certificates were awarded to students with this major.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which trade school program is right 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.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Trade College Search has created the Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 828 schools in the United States to see which associate degree programs offered the best educational experiences for trade school students.

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2023 Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools in the United States

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

Top 25 Top Trade Schools for an Associate in Allied Health Professions

Our analysis found Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts to be the best school for allied health professions students who want to pursue a associate degree in the United States. Located in the city of San Mateo, Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

While working on their Associate Degree, allied health majors at Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts accumulate an average of around $24,814 in student debt.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting is a great place for allied health professions students working on their associate degree. Located in the large city of Nashville, Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

Allied Health majors at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting take out an average of $19,878 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

Full Allied Health Professions at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting Report

#3

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, CA

The excellent associate degree programs at Loma Linda University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best allied health professions schools in the United States. Located in the suburb of Loma Linda, Loma Linda University is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Allied Health majors at Loma Linda University take out an average of $24,451 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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#4

Casa Loma College

Van Nuys, CA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Casa Loma College. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools list. Casa Loma College is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Van Nuys.

After completing their Associate Degree, allied health graduates from Casa Loma College carry an average student debtload of $27,968.

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#5

Foothill College

Los Altos Hills, CA

Out of the 828 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Foothill College landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the large suburb of Los Altos Hills, Foothill College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Allied Health majors at Foothill College take out an average of $14,464 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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#6

Southeast Technical College

Sioux Falls, SD

With a ranking of #6, Southeast Technical College did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health professions students working on their associate degree. Southeast Tech is a small public school located in the rural area of Sioux Falls.

After completing their Associate Degree, allied health graduates from Southeast Tech carry an average student debtload of $21,941.

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#7

El Centro College

Dallas, TX

El Centro College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for allied health professions students to get a associate degree. It came in at #7 on the list. El Centro College is a fairly large public school located in the city of Dallas.

After completing their Associate Degree, allied health graduates from El Centro College carry an average student debtload of $20,943.

Full Allied Health Professions at El Centro College Report

#8

Bellevue College

Bellevue, WA

Bellevue College ranked #8 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the midsize city of Bellevue, BC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their Associate Degree, allied health majors at BC accumulate an average of around $21,897 in student debt.

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#9

Canada College

Redwood City, CA

Canada College landed the #9 spot in the 2023 rankings for the best associate degree allied health professions programs. Located in the large suburb of Redwood City, Canada College is a public school with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that allied health majors at Canada College take out while working on their Associate Degree is $13,439.

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With a ranking of #10, St Cloud Technical and Community College did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health professions students working on their associate degree. Located in the city of Saint Cloud, St Cloud Technical and Community College is a public college with a small student population.

On average, allied health graduates from St Cloud Technical and Community College take out $22,236 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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#11

Molloy College

Rockville Centre, NY

Molloy College ranked #11 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools list. Molloy is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Rockville Centre.

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#12

Oregon Institute of Technology

Klamath Falls, OR

With a ranking of #12, Oregon Institute of Technology did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health professions students working on their associate degree. OIT is a small public school located in the remote town of Klamath Falls.

While working on their Associate Degree, allied health majors at OIT accumulate an average of around $23,864 in student debt.

Full Allied Health Professions at Oregon Institute of Technology Report

Sentara College of Health Sciences ranked #13 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools list. Sentara College of Health Sciences is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Chesapeake.

Allied Health majors at Sentara College of Health Sciences take out an average of $25,206 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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Delaware Technical Community College - Terry came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools ranking. Located in the small city of Dover, Delaware Tech is a public college with a fairly large student population.

On average, allied health graduates from Delaware Tech take out $15,244 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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Baptist Health System School of Health Professions came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools ranking. Baptist Health System School of Health Professions is a small private for-profit school located in the city of San Antonio.

After completing their Associate Degree, allied health graduates from Baptist Health System School of Health Professions carry an average student debtload of $25,112.

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#16

Gateway Community College

New Haven, CT

Gateway Community College landed the #16 spot in the 2023 rankings for the best associate degree allied health professions programs. Gateway Community College is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of New Haven.

While working on their Associate Degree, allied health majors at Gateway Community College accumulate an average of around $13,749 in student debt.

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With a ranking of #17, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health professions students working on their associate degree. FranU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Baton Rouge.

While working on their Associate Degree, allied health majors at FranU accumulate an average of around $17,245 in student debt.

Full Allied Health Professions at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University Report

#18

Napa Valley College

Napa, CA

Napa Valley College ranked #18 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the small city of Napa, Napa Valley College is a public college with a small student population.

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#19

Merced College

Merced, CA

Merced College landed the #19 spot in the 2023 rankings for the best associate degree allied health professions programs. Merced Community College District is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Merced.

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#20

Kettering College

Kettering, OH

Kettering College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for allied health professions students to get a associate degree. It came in at #20 on the list. Kettering College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Kettering.

The average amount in student loans that allied health majors at Kettering College take out while working on their Associate Degree is $23,844.

Full Allied Health Professions at Kettering College Report

Kapiolani Community College ranked #21 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools list. Kapiolani CC is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Honolulu.

The average amount in student loans that allied health majors at Kapiolani CC take out while working on their Associate Degree is $17,903.

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James A Rhodes State College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for allied health professions students to get a associate degree. It came in at #22 on the list. Rhodes State College is a small public school located in the small suburb of Lima.

After completing their Associate Degree, allied health graduates from Rhodes State College carry an average student debtload of $16,645.

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#23

Clarkson College

Omaha, NE

Clarkson College landed the #23 spot in the 2023 rankings for the best associate degree allied health professions programs. Located in the large city of Omaha, Clarkson College is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that allied health majors at Clarkson College take out while working on their Associate Degree is $28,113.

Full Allied Health Professions at Clarkson College Report

North Shore Community College landed the #24 spot in the 2023 rankings for the best associate degree allied health professions programs. North Shore Community College is a small public school located in the suburb of Danvers.

After completing their Associate Degree, allied health graduates from North Shore Community College carry an average student debtload of $21,469.

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#25

Mt. San Antonio College

Walnut, CA

Mt. San Antonio College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for allied health professions students to get a associate degree. It came in at #25 on the list. Located in the large suburb of Walnut, Mt. SAC is a public college with a very large student population.

Allied Health majors at Mt. SAC take out an average of $14,538 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools

#27

Parker University

Dallas, TX
#28

AdventHealth University

Orlando, FL
#30

Central Arizona College

Coolidge, AZ
#32

Dunwoody College of Technology

Minneapolis, MN
#34

Gannon University

Erie, PA
#35

Fortis College - Landover

Landover, MD
#38

Fresno City College

Fresno, CA
#39

Trident Technical College

Charleston, SC
#40

West Coast Ultrasound Institute

Beverly Hills, CA
#41

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN
#46

Nassau Community College

Garden City, NY
#47

Butte College

Oroville, CA
#49

Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara, CA

Remaining Award Winners

This list shows the rest of the colleges awarded a Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 828 different United States allied health professions schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 William Rainey Harper College Palatine, IL
52 University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, AK
53 Yuba College Marysville, CA
54 Cabrillo College Aptos, CA
55 County College of Morris Randolph, NJ
56 Northern Virginia Community College Annandale, VA
57 Rasmussen University - North Dakota Fargo, ND
58 Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire, WI
59 Bunker Hill Community College Boston, MA
60 Pacific Union College Angwin, CA
61 Eastwick College - Ramsey Ramsey, NJ
62 Pima Medical Institute - Mesa Mesa, AZ
63 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
64 New England Institute of Technology East Greenwich, RI
65 St Luke’s College Sioux City, IA
66 Creighton University Omaha, NE
67 Bergen Community College Paramus, NJ
68 Weatherford College Weatherford, TX
69 Carolinas College of Health Sciences Charlotte, NC
70 Pima Medical Institute - Tucson Tucson, AZ
71 Holy Family University Philadelphia, PA
72 St Catherine University Saint Paul, MN
73 Bronx Community College Bronx, NY
74 Union County College Cranford, NJ
75 Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa, CA
76 State Technical College of Missouri Linn, MO
77 Middlesex Community College Bedford, MA
78 Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
79 Pima Medical Institute - San Marcos San-Marcos, CA
80 WellSpring School of Allied Health - Kansas City Kansas City, MO
81 Tarrant County College District Fort Worth, TX
82 Pitt Community College Winterville, NC
83 Southside College of Health Sciences Colonial Heights, VA
84 American Medical Academy Miami, FL
85 Massachusetts Bay Community College Wellesley Hills, MA
86 Cuesta College San Luis Obispo, CA
87 Mercy College of Health Sciences Des Moines, IA
88 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rome, GA
89 Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale, IL
90 Rasmussen University - Minnesota St. Cloud, MN
91 Concorde Career College - Garden Grove Garden Grove, CA
92 CBD College Los Angeles, CA
93 Century College White Bear Lake, MN
94 Bowling Green State University - Firelands Huron, OH
95 Touro College New York, NY
96 Baptist Health College - Little Rock Little Rock, AR
97 Sovah School of Health Professions Danville, VA
98 Mitchell Technical College Mitchell, SD
99 Southeast Community College Area Lincoln, NE
100 Ventura College Ventura, CA
101 American River College Sacramento, CA
102 Spokane Community College Spokane, WA
103 Pima Medical Institute - El Paso El Paso, TX
104 Pima Medical Institute - Denver Denver, CO
105 Galveston College Galveston, TX
106 Concorde Career College - Portland Portland, OR
107 Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester, MN
108 Tacoma Community College Tacoma, WA
109 HCI College West Palm Beach, FL
110 Saint Paul College Saint Paul, MN
111 River Valley Community College Claremont, NH
112 Pima Medical Institute - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
113 Mansfield University of Pennsylvania Mansfield, PA
114 Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL
115 South Texas College McAllen, TX
116 Houston Community College Houston, TX
117 Middlesex County College Edison, NJ
118 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
119 Madisonville Community College Madisonville, KY
120 Herzing University - Kenner Kenner, LA
121 Hillsborough Community College Tampa, FL
122 North Dakota State College of Science Wahpeton, ND
122 Concorde Career College - Aurora Aurora, CO
124 Chemeketa Community College Salem, OR

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 Associate Degree Trade Schools award.

Rank College Location
125 Triton College River Grove, IL
126 Lake Area Technical Institute Watertown, SD
127 Anoka Technical College Anoka, MN
128 Northeast Texas Community College Mount Pleasant, TX
129 Newman University Wichita, KS
130 Grossmont College El Cajon, CA
131 Prince George’s Community College Largo, MD
132 Gwynedd Mercy University Gwynedd Valley, PA
133 Central Piedmont Community College Charlotte, NC
134 Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus Teaneck, NJ
135 American Career College - Ontario Ontario, CA
136 Lewis - Clark State College Lewiston, ID
137 Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI
138 West Hills College-Lemoore Lemoore, CA
139 Hudson Valley Community College Troy, NY
140 Howard Community College Columbia, MD
141 Washburn University Topeka, KS
142 Sinclair Community College Dayton, OH
143 Manchester Community College Manchester, CT
144 Jackson State Community College Jackson, TN
145 American Career College - Anaheim Anaheim, CA
146 College of Lake County Grayslake, IL
147 University of Cincinnati - Clermont College Batavia, OH
148 University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College North Little Rock, AR
149 Austin Community College District Austin, TX
150 South Hills School of Business & Technology State College, PA
151 Herzing University - Birmingham Birmingham, AL
152 Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati, OH
153 Widener University Chester, PA
154 Valencia College Orlando, FL
155 Elgin Community College Elgin, IL
156 Pima Medical Institute - Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM
157 Santa Fe College Gainesville, FL
158 Texas State Technical College Waco, TX
159 Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville, GA
160 Miami Dade College Miami, FL
161 Florida SouthWestern State College Fort Myers, FL
162 Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Green Bay, WI
163 Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences Cape Girardeau, MO
164 New York City College of Technology Brooklyn, NY
165 Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg, PA

Allied Health Professions by Region

View the Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools for a specific region near you.

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) 26,631
Radiologic Technology 9,684
Surgical Technology 7,583
Respiratory Care Therapy 6,722
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 5,378
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapy 4,740
Athletic Training 2,305
Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 1,836
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist 1,377
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 602
Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician 568
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology 516
Physician Assistant 501
Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist 379
Polysomnography 302
Mammography Technician/Technology 69
Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician 51
Cardiopulmonary Technology 40
Hearing Instrument Specialist 32
Gene/Genetic Therapy 27
Orthopedic Technology 15

Related Major Annual Graduates
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 84,270
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 84,030
Health & Medical Administrative Services 72,024
Health Sciences & Services 34,199
Dental Support Services 26,277

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).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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