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2021 Best Allied Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools

449 Colleges
$36,458 Avg Salary
$12,165 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Allied Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate 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 Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 449 schools in the United States to see which undergraduate certificate programs offered the best educational experiences for trade school students.

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2021 Best Allied Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Allied Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Colleges.

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Our 2021 rankings named New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health Education the best school in the United States for allied health professions students working on their undergraduate certificate. New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health Education is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Brooklyn.

The average amount in student loans that allied health majors at New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health Education take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $14,856. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $166.

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Out of the 449 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine landed the # 2 spot on the list. Mayo Clinic School of Medicine is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Rochester.

The average amount in student loans that allied health majors at Mayo Clinic School of Medicine take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $14,047. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $153.

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#3

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, CA

Out of the 449 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Loma Linda University landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the suburb of Loma Linda, Loma Linda University is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, allied health majors at Loma Linda University accumulate an average of around $21,426 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $218.

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Out of the 449 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the city of San Antonio, UT Health San Antonio is a public school with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that allied health majors at UT Health San Antonio take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $6,621.

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#5

Institute of Health Sciences

Hunt Valley, MD

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Institute of Health Sciences is a great place for allied health professions students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the suburb of Hunt Valley, Institute of Health Sciences is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

On average, allied health graduates from Institute of Health Sciences take out $9,709 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $99.

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DLP Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Allied Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. Located in the city of Johnstown, Memorial Medical Center is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, allied health majors at Memorial Medical Center accumulate an average of around $13,857 in student debt.

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick ranked #7 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. Rutgers New Brunswick is a fairly large public school located in the city of New Brunswick.

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Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for allied health professions students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the city of Reading, RHSHS is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, allied health majors at RHSHS accumulate an average of around $15,945 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $160.

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With a ranking of #9, Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health professions students working on their undergraduate certificate. 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.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, allied health majors at Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts accumulate an average of around $23,417 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $242, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Cardiac and Vascular Institute of Ultrasound landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate allied health professions programs. Located in the medium-sized city of Mobile, CVIU is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, allied health majors at CVIU accumulate an average of around $18,425 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $199, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Ulster BOCES School of Practical Nursing ranked #11 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. Ulster BOCES School of Practical Nursing is a small public school located in the suburb of Lake Katrine.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, allied health majors at Ulster BOCES School of Practical Nursing accumulate an average of around $8,098 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $99.

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Baton Rouge General Medical Center-School of Nursing landed the #12 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate allied health professions programs. Baton Rouge General School of Nursing is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Baton Rouge.

Allied Health majors at Baton Rouge General School of Nursing take out an average of $8,435 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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#13

Western Suffolk BOCES

Northport, NY

Western Suffolk BOCES came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Allied Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. Western Suffolk BOCES is a fairly small public school located in the large suburb of Northport.

On average, allied health graduates from Western Suffolk BOCES take out $13,656 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $131, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#14

Washburn University

Topeka, KS

Washburn University landed the #14 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate allied health professions programs. Washburn University is a medium-sized public school located in the midsize city of Topeka.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, allied health majors at Washburn University accumulate an average of around $12,309 in student debt. 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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Lake Area Technical Institute did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for allied health professions students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #15 on the list. LATI is a small public school located in the remote town of Watertown.

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American Medical Academy did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for allied health professions students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #16 on the list. Located in the suburb of Miami, American Medical Academy is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

Allied Health majors at American Medical Academy take out an average of $7,717 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $74.

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Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Allied Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. PA College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Lancaster.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, allied health graduates from PA College carry an average student debtload of $8,454.

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Florida Institute of Ultrasound Inc came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Allied Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. Located in the city of Pensacola, Florida Institute of Ultrasound Inc is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

The average amount in student loans that allied health majors at Florida Institute of Ultrasound Inc take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $13,507. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $165.

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Misericordia University

Dallas, PA

With a ranking of #19, Misericordia University did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health professions students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the large suburb of Dallas, College Misericordia is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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St John’s University - New York did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for allied health professions students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #20 on the list. Located in the large city of Queens, STJ is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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Medical Career Institute did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for allied health professions students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #21 on the list. Located in the large suburb of Ocean, Medical Career Institute is a private for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

Allied Health majors at Medical Career Institute take out an average of $13,677 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $135.

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Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing ranked #22 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. Located in the town of Geneva, Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that allied health majors at Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $7,909. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $98, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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New York Medical Career Training Center did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for allied health professions students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #23 on the list. Located in the city of Flushing, New York Medical Career Training Center is a private for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

Allied Health majors at New York Medical Career Training Center take out an average of $19,640 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $208, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Santa Fe College

Gainesville, FL

Santa Fe College ranked #24 on this year’s Best Allied Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. Santa Fe College is a large public school located in the suburb of Gainesville.

Allied Health majors at Santa Fe College take out an average of $11,638 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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Vermont Technical College

Randolph, VT

Vermont Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for allied health professions students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #25 on the list. Vermont Tech is a small public school located in the rural area of Randolph.

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Rest of the Top Best Allied Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools

#26

Glendale Career College

Glendale, CA
#29

Victor Valley College

Victorville, CA
#31

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, CA
#33

Napa Valley College

Napa, CA
#38

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS
#40

Galveston College

Galveston, TX
#42

City College of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
#44

Foothill College

Los Altos Hills, CA
#45

Cypress College

Cypress, CA
#47

Pitt Community College

Winterville, NC
#50

Mid-EastCTC-Adult Education

Zanesville, OH

Remaining Award Winners

This section shows the rest of the colleges awarded a Best Allied Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 449 different United States allied health professions schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Carolinas College of Health Sciences Charlotte, NC
52 Anne Arundel Community College Arnold, MD
53 San Jacinto Community College Pasadena, TX
54 Rolla Technical Institute/Center Rolla, MO
55 GateWay Community College Phoenix, AZ
56 Century College White Bear Lake, MN
57 Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center Cape Girardeau, MO
58 Community College of Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
59 Mercy College of Ohio Toledo, OH
60 Volunteer State Community College Gallatin, TN
61 Kapiolani Community College Honolulu, HI
62 Lakeshore Technical College Cleveland, WI
63 Houston Community College Houston, TX
64 West Coast Ultrasound Institute Beverly Hills, CA
65 Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Green Bay, WI
66 Saddleback College Mission Viejo, CA
67 Herzing University - Birmingham Birmingham, AL

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 Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools award.

Rank College Location
68 Crafton Hills College Yucaipa, CA
69 Valencia College Orlando, FL
70 El Centro College Dallas, TX
71 NHTI-Concord’s Community College Concord, NH
72 American River College Sacramento, CA
73 College of Lake County Grayslake, IL
74 University of Cincinnati - Clermont College Batavia, OH
75 Prince George’s Community College Largo, MD
76 Lone Star College System The Woodlands, TX
77 William Rainey Harper College Palatine, IL
78 Sullivan University Louisville, KY
79 Central California School of Continuing Education San Luis Obispo, CA
80 Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati, OH
81 Alvin Community College Alvin, TX
82 Cuyahoga Community College District Cleveland, OH
83 Tarrant County College District Fort Worth, TX
84 College of the Mainland Texas City, TX
85 EHOVE Career Center Milan, OH
86 Navarro College Corsicana, TX
87 Fox Valley Technical College Appleton, WI
88 Carrington College-Sacramento Sacramento, CA
89 High Desert Medical College Lancaster, CA

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).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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