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2022 Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools

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Finding the Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree School for You

With 81,167 degrees and certificates handed out in 2019-2020, allied health professions is the #4 most popular major in the United States.

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 865 schools in the United States to see which associate degree programs offered the best educational experiences for trade school students.

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2022 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 2022 rankings named Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts the best school in the United States for allied health professions students working on their associate degree. Located in the medium-sized city of San Mateo, Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

Allied Health majors at Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts take out an average of $23,060 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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The excellent associate degree programs at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best allied health professions schools in the United States. Located in the large city of Nashville, Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

Allied Health majors at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting take out an average of $17,850 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

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Loma Linda University is a great place for allied health professions students working on their associate degree. Located in the suburb of Loma Linda, Loma Linda University is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that allied health majors at Loma Linda University take out while working on their Associate Degree is $24,062.

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#4

Molloy College

Rockville Centre, NY

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Molloy College. It ranked #4 on our 2022 Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools list. Molloy is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Rockville Centre.

Full Allied Health Professions at Molloy College Report

Out of the 865 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, American Medical Academy landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the large suburb of Miami, American Medical Academy is a private for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

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#6

Bellevue College

Bellevue, WA

Bellevue College came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Bellevue, BC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their Associate Degree, allied health majors at BC accumulate an average of around $21,535 in student debt.

Full Allied Health Professions at Bellevue College Report

#7

Oregon Institute of Technology

Klamath Falls, OR

With a ranking of #7, 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 moderately-sized public school located in the remote town of Klamath Falls.

On average, allied health graduates from OIT take out $24,526 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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#8

Moreno Valley College

Moreno Valley, CA

Moreno Valley College ranked #8 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools list. Moreno Valley College is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of Moreno Valley.

While working on their Associate Degree, allied health majors at Moreno Valley College accumulate an average of around $23,330 in student debt.

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With a ranking of #9, 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 city of Baton Rouge.

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#10

Southeast Technical College

Sioux Falls, SD

Southeast Technical College landed the #10 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best associate degree allied health professions programs. Southeast Tech is a small public school located in the rural area of Sioux Falls.

On average, allied health graduates from Southeast Tech take out $21,959 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

Full Allied Health Professions at Southeast Technical College Report

#11

Nassau Community College

Garden City, NY

Nassau Community College ranked #11 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools list. Nassau Community College is a large public school located in the large suburb of Garden City.

After completing their Associate Degree, allied health graduates from Nassau Community College carry an average student debtload of $18,074.

Full Allied Health Professions at Nassau Community College Report

#12

Napa Valley College

Napa, CA

Napa Valley 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 #12 on the list. Located in the city of Napa, Napa Valley College is a public college with a small student population.

While working on their Associate Degree, allied health majors at Napa Valley College accumulate an average of around $18,526 in student debt.

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#13

Foothill College

Los Altos Hills, CA

Foothill 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 #13 on the list. Located in the suburb of Los Altos Hills, Foothill College is a public school with a large student population.

Allied Health majors at Foothill College take out an average of $18,045 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health ranked #14 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the city of Omaha, Nebraska Methodist College is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#15

Pacific Union College

Angwin, CA

Pacific Union College landed the #15 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best associate degree allied health professions programs. Located in the rural area of Angwin, PUC is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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With a ranking of #16, Pima Medical Institute - Tucson did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health professions students working on their associate degree. PMI Tucson is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Tucson.

On average, allied health graduates from PMI Tucson take out $30,598 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $115.

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#17

SUNY Cobleskill

Cobleskill, NY

With a ranking of #17, SUNY Cobleskill did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health professions students working on their associate degree. SUNY Cobleskill is a small public school located in the town of Cobleskill.

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Sentara College of Health Sciences landed the #18 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best associate degree allied health professions programs. Sentara College of Health Sciences is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Chesapeake.

The average amount in student loans that allied health majors at Sentara College of Health Sciences take out while working on their Associate Degree is $28,060.

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#19

Gannon University

Erie, PA

Gannon University ranked #19 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools list. Gannon is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Erie.

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#20

Kettering College

Kettering, OH

With a ranking of #20, Kettering College did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health professions students working on their associate degree. Kettering College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Kettering.

Allied Health majors at Kettering College take out an average of $29,753 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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Riverside College of Health Careers ranked #21 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the medium-sized city of Newport News, Riverside College of Health Careers is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

Allied Health majors at Riverside College of Health Careers take out an average of $20,542 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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#22

Widener University

Chester, PA

With a ranking of #22, Widener University did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health professions students working on their associate degree. Widener is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Chester.

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Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools ranking. PA College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Lancaster.

On average, allied health graduates from PA College take out $20,853 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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Maine College of Health Professions 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 #24 on the list. Located in the small city of Lewiston, MCHP is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

While working on their Associate Degree, allied health majors at MCHP accumulate an average of around $21,506 in student debt.

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#25

Skyline College

San Bruno, CA

Skyline College landed the #25 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best associate degree allied health professions programs. Located in the large suburb of San Bruno, Skyline College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

After completing their Associate Degree, allied health graduates from Skyline College carry an average student debtload of $11,414.

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

#26

AdventHealth University

Orlando, FL
#27

Milwaukee Career College

Milwaukee, WI
#28

St Catherine University

Saint Paul, MN
#30

Yuba College

Marysville, CA
#31

Mt. San Antonio College

Walnut, CA
#32

Clarkson College

Omaha, NE
#33

Casa Loma College

Van Nuys, CA
#35

Dakota State University

Madison, SD
#38

Mercy College of Ohio

Toledo, OH
#41

Dunwoody College of Technology

Minneapolis, MN
#45

West Coast Ultrasound Institute

Beverly Hills, CA

Remaining Award Winners

This section represents the remainder of the schools 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 865 different United States allied health professions schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Merced College Merced, CA
52 Mercy College of Health Sciences Des Moines, IA
53 Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
54 Lenoir Community College Kinston, NC
55 County College of Morris Randolph, NJ
56 City College of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
57 William Rainey Harper College Palatine, IL
58 Manchester Community College Manchester, CT
59 Valley College of Medical Careers West Hills, CA
60 Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale, IL
61 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
62 Northland Community and Technical College Thief River Falls, MN
63 NHTI-Concord’s Community College Concord, NH
64 Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire, WI
65 Howard Community College Columbia, MD
66 Pima Medical Institute - Denver Denver, CO
67 St Cloud Technical and Community College Saint Cloud, MN
68 Parker University Dallas, TX
69 New England Institute of Technology East Greenwich, RI
70 Hudson Valley Community College Troy, NY
71 Holy Family University Philadelphia, PA
72 Southern Maine Community College South Portland, ME
73 Alfred State College Alfred, NY
74 University of Cincinnati - Clermont College Batavia, OH
75 Pima Medical Institute - Mesa Mesa, AZ
76 Mitchell Technical College Mitchell, SD
77 Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, CA
78 American Career College - Ontario Ontario, CA
79 Tacoma Community College Tacoma, WA
80 Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa, CA
81 Massachusetts Bay Community College Wellesley Hills, MA
82 Gwynedd Mercy University Gwynedd Valley, PA
83 Grossmont College El Cajon, CA
84 West Hills College-Lemoore Lemoore, CA
85 Pima Medical Institute - Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM
86 Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Concord, NC
87 Southside College of Health Sciences Colonial Heights, VA
88 Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences Cape Girardeau, MO
89 Carolinas College of Health Sciences Charlotte, NC
90 Platt College - Anaheim Anaheim, CA
91 River Valley Community College Claremont, NH
92 University of Hartford West Hartford, CT
93 Pima Medical Institute - Phoenix Phoenix, AZ
94 Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI
95 Bergen Community College Paramus, NJ
96 Montgomery College Rockville, MD
97 Siena Heights University Adrian, MI
98 Weatherford College Weatherford, TX
99 Century College White Bear Lake, MN
100 South Texas College McAllen, TX
101 Seward County Community College Liberal, KS
102 Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus Teaneck, NJ
103 University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown Johnstown, PA
104 Johnson College Scranton, PA
105 Concorde Career College - North Hollywood North Hollywood, CA
106 Gateway Community College New Haven, CT
107 Los Angeles Valley College Valley Glen, CA
108 Bronx Community College Bronx, NY
109 El Centro College Dallas, TX
110 Southeast Community College Area Lincoln, NE
111 College of Lake County Grayslake, IL
112 Concorde Career Colleges Kansas City, MO
113 St Luke’s College Sioux City, IA
114 GateWay Community College Phoenix, AZ
115 Newman University Wichita, KS
116 Pima Medical Institute - Seattle Seattle, WA
117 Butte College Oroville, CA
118 Platt College - Los Angeles Alhambra, CA
119 Concorde Career College - Garden Grove Garden Grove, CA
120 Platt College - Ontario Ontario, CA
121 Lake Area Technical Institute Watertown, SD
122 Delaware Technical Community College - Terry Dover, DE
123 Alvin Community College Alvin, TX
124 CBD College Los Angeles, CA
125 Lone Star College System The Woodlands, TX
126 Orange County Community College Middletown, NY
127 Baptist Health College - Little Rock Little Rock, AR
128 Sovah School of Health Professions Danville, VA
129 Pima Medical Institute - Houston Houston, TX

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
130 Bismarck State College Bismarck, ND
131 Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL
132 Prince George’s Community College Largo, MD
133 New York City College of Technology Brooklyn, NY
134 Los Angeles City College Los Angeles, CA
135 Western Technical College La Crosse, WI
136 Hostos Community College Bronx, NY
137 Allen College Waterloo, IA
138 Regis College Weston, MA
139 Bowling Green State University - Firelands Huron, OH
140 Cuesta College San Luis Obispo, CA
141 Pitt Community College Winterville, NC
142 Presentation College Aberdeen, SD
142 Fresno City College Fresno, CA
144 Pima Medical Institute - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
145 WellSpring School of Allied Health - Kansas City Kansas City, MO
146 San Jacinto Community College Pasadena, TX
147 Lewis - Clark State College Lewiston, ID
148 University of Saint Francis - Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, IN
149 American Medical Sciences Center Glendale, CA
150 Community College of Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
151 Cabrillo College Aptos, CA
152 Eastern Maine Community College Bangor, ME
153 Pima Medical Institute - San Marcos San-Marcos, CA
154 Galveston College Galveston, TX
155 University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash College Blue Ash, OH
156 Middlesex Community College Bedford, MA
157 Inver Hills Community College Inver Grove Heights, MN
158 College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL
159 Ventura College Ventura, CA
160 Chattanooga State Community College Chattanooga, TN
161 Hodges University Naples, FL
162 Washburn University Topeka, KS
163 Valencia College Orlando, FL
164 College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls, ID
165 Trocaire College Buffalo, NY
166 Fort Hays State University Hays, KS
167 Saint Augustine College Chicago, IL
168 Concorde Career College - Portland Portland, OR
169 Laramie County Community College Cheyenne, WY
170 College of the Canyons Santa Clarita, CA
171 Kingsborough Community College Brooklyn, NY
172 Long Beach City College Long Beach, CA
173 Weber State University Ogden, UT

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) 25,604
Physician Assistant 10,746
Radiologic Technology 9,366
Surgical Technology 7,150
Respiratory Care Therapy 7,025
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 5,400
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapy 5,275
Athletic Training 4,467
Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 1,975
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist 1,435
Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician 689
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 598
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology 506
Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist 361
Polysomnography 243
Perfusion Technology/Perfusionist 123
Mammography Technician/Technology 74
Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician 47
Cardiopulmonary Technology 45
Hearing Instrument Specialist 25
Gene/Genetic Therapy 13

Related Major Annual Graduates
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 86,912
Health & Medical Administrative Services 81,317
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 77,593
Health Sciences & Services 31,648
Mental & Social Health Services 27,516

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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