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2023 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools in the Southeast Region

Identifying Quality Schools at More Affordable Prices

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$4,870 Avg Tuition & Fees*
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Finding the Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree School for You

With 69,358 degrees and certificates handed out in 2020-2021, allied health professions is the #5 most popular major in the United States.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for trade school students. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Trade College Search has created its Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. Our analysis looked at 254 schools in the Southeast Region to see which associate degree programs offered the best value experiences for allied health students with the aim of identifying those quality schools that are more affordable than some of their counterparts.

This ranking is not just a list of inexpensive schools. We also consider each school's quality, since we believe a low-quality school may not be a 'bargain' at any price. More specifically, we discount our quality score by the published tuition and fees charged by a school. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The value is determined by how much quality your dollar buys.

For nationwide and regional rankings, we use out-of-state tuition and fees in our calculations. Average in-state tuition and fees are used for our statewide rankings.

2023 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools in the Southeast Region

Check out the allied health associate degree programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your educational dollar.

Top 25 Best Southeast Region Schools for Affordable Quality for an Associate in Allied Health Professions

Our analysis found Sentara College of Health Sciences to be the best value school for allied health professions students who want to pursue a associate degree in the Southeast Region . Sentara College of Health Sciences is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Chesapeake.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Sentara College of Health Sciences are $2,637 a year. After completing their Associate Degree, allied health graduates from Sentara College of Health Sciences carry an average student debtload of $25,206.

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#2

Coahoma Community College

Clarksdale, MS

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Coahoma Community College is a great value for allied health professions students working on their associate degree. Coahoma Community College is a small public school located in the rural area of Clarksdale.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Coahoma Community College are $3,003 per year. Allied Health majors at Coahoma Community College take out an average of $14,726 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Bossier Parish Community College is a great value for allied health professions students working on their associate degree. Bossier Parish Community College is a moderately-sized public school located in the small city of Bossier City.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Bossier Parish Community College are $4,284 a year. After completing their Associate Degree, allied health graduates from Bossier Parish Community College carry an average student debtload of $22,432.

Full Allied Health Professions at Bossier Parish Community College Report

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend South Louisiana Community College. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools in the Southeast Region list. South Louisiana Community College is a moderately-sized public school located in the medium-sized city of Lafayette.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at South Louisiana Community College are $4,205 a year. The average amount in student loans that allied health majors at South Louisiana Community College take out while working on their Associate Degree is $18,565.

Full Allied Health Professions at South Louisiana Community College Report

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Arkansas State University - Newport. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools in the Southeast Region list. ASUN is a small public school located in the rural area of Newport.

ASUN undergraduate students pay an average of $4,320 in tuition and fees each year.

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Georgia Northwestern Technical College landed the #6 spot in the 2023 rankings for the best value associate degree allied health professions programs. Located in the small city of Rome, Georgia Northwestern Technical College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Georgia Northwestern Technical College are $5,462 a year. While working on their Associate Degree, allied health majors at Georgia Northwestern Technical College accumulate an average of around $15,414 in student debt.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools in the Southeast Region list.

Full Allied Health Professions at Georgia Northwestern Technical College Report

NorthWest Arkansas Community 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. NWACC is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Bentonville.

NWACC undergraduate students pay an average of $4,456 in tuition and fees each year. Allied Health majors at NWACC take out an average of $17,253 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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With a ranking of #8, Fletcher Technical Community College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for allied health professions students working on their associate degree. Fletcher Technical Community College is a small public school located in the rural area of Schriever.

Fletcher Technical Community College undergraduate students pay an average of $3,981 in tuition and fees each year. While working on their Associate Degree, allied health majors at Fletcher Technical Community College accumulate an average of around $12,189 in student debt.

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Southern Crescent Technical College ranked #9 on this year’s Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools in the Southeast Region list. Southern Crescent Technical College is a small public school located in the suburb of Griffin.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Southern Crescent Technical College are $5,526 a year. On average, allied health graduates from Southern Crescent Technical College take out $16,623 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

Southern Crescent Technical College also claimed a spot on our Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools in the Southeast Region list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

Full Allied Health Professions at Southern Crescent Technical College Report

#10

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, GA

Gwinnett Technical College landed the #10 spot in the 2023 rankings for the best value associate degree allied health professions programs. GTC is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of Lawrenceville.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at GTC are $5,636 per year. Allied Health majors at GTC take out an average of $21,317 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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Oconee Fall Line Technical College landed the #11 spot in the 2023 rankings for the best value associate degree allied health professions programs. OFTC is a small public school located in the rural area of Sandersville.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at OFTC are $5,472 a year. While working on their Associate Degree, allied health majors at OFTC accumulate an average of around $14,345 in student debt.

OFTC also claimed a spot on our Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools in the Southeast Region list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

Full Allied Health Professions at Oconee Fall Line Technical College Report

Athens Technical College landed the #12 spot in the 2023 rankings for the best value associate degree allied health professions programs. Located in the midsize city of Athens, Athens Technical College is a public school with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Athens Technical College are $5,462 per year.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Athens Technical College also is in the top 15% of our Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools in the Southeast Region ranking.

Full Allied Health Professions at Athens Technical College Report

Coastal Pines Technical College ranked #13 on this year’s Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools in the Southeast Region list. Coastal Pines Technical College is a small public school located in the remote town of Waycross.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Coastal Pines Technical College are $4,906 a year.

Full Allied Health Professions at Coastal Pines Technical College Report

#14

Pitt Community College

Winterville, NC

Pitt Community 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 #14 on the list. Pitt Community College is a medium-sized public school located in the midsize suburb of Winterville.

Pitt Community College undergraduate students pay an average of $6,548 in tuition and fees each year. After completing their Associate Degree, allied health graduates from Pitt Community College carry an average student debtload of $21,176.

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Chattahoochee Technical 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 #15 on the list. Chattahoochee Technical College is a moderately-sized public school located in the large suburb of Marietta.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Chattahoochee Technical College are $5,602 per year. Allied Health majors at Chattahoochee Technical College take out an average of $16,379 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Chattahoochee Technical College also is in the top 15% of our Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools in the Southeast Region ranking.

Read full report on Allied Health Professions at Chattahoochee Technical College

#16

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, AL

Columbia Southern University 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 #16 on the list. Columbia Southern University is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the fringe town of Orange Beach.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Columbia Southern University are $5,775 a year.

Columbia Southern University not only placed well in our value ranking, but it is also #1 on our Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools in the Southeast Region list.

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#17

Delgado Community College

New Orleans, LA

Delgado Community College ranked #17 on this year’s Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools in the Southeast Region list. Delgado Community College is a fairly large public school located in the city of New Orleans.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Delgado Community College are $4,079 per year. While working on their Associate Degree, allied health majors at Delgado Community College accumulate an average of around $30,257 in student debt.

Full Allied Health Professions at Delgado Community College Report

#18

Columbus Technical College

Columbus, GA

Columbus Technical College came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. Located in the midsize city of Columbus, Columbus Technical College is a public school with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Columbus Technical College are $5,442 per year. On average, allied health graduates from Columbus Technical College take out $13,687 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

Columbus Technical College also claimed a spot on our Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools in the Southeast Region list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

Read full report on Allied Health Professions at Columbus Technical College

With a ranking of #19, Southern Regional Technical College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for allied health professions students working on their associate degree. Located in the town of Thomasville, Southwest Georgia Technical College is a public college with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Southwest Georgia Technical College are $5,402 a year.

Read full report on Allied Health Professions at Southern Regional Technical College

With a ranking of #20, University of Arkansas Community College - Batesville did quite well on this year’s best value schools for allied health professions students working on their associate degree. UACCB is a small public school located in the town of Batesville.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at UACCB are $3,438 per year.

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With a ranking of #21, Itawamba Community College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for allied health professions students working on their associate degree. ICC is a small public school located in the remote town of Fulton.

ICC undergraduate students pay an average of $5,360 in tuition and fees each year. The average amount in student loans that allied health majors at ICC take out while working on their Associate Degree is $13,148.

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#22

Baton Rouge Community College

Baton Rouge, LA

With a ranking of #22, Baton Rouge Community College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for allied health professions students working on their associate degree. BRCC is a moderately-sized public school located in the medium-sized city of Baton Rouge.

BRCC undergraduate students pay an average of $4,221 in tuition and fees each year. The average amount in student loans that allied health majors at BRCC take out while working on their Associate Degree is $22,114.

BRCC also claimed a spot on our Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools in the Southeast Region list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

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#23

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, GA

Central Georgia Technical College came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. Located in the small city of Warner Robins, CGTC is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

CGTC undergraduate students pay an average of $5,442 in tuition and fees each year. After completing their Associate Degree, allied health graduates from CGTC carry an average student debtload of $18,107.

CGTC excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools in the Southeast Region list.

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West Georgia Technical College came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. Located in the rural area of Waco, West Georgia Technical College is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

West Georgia Technical College undergraduate students pay an average of $5,452 in tuition and fees each year. On average, allied health graduates from West Georgia Technical College take out $15,294 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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Augusta Technical College ranked #25 on this year’s Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools in the Southeast Region list. Located in the city of Augusta, Augusta Technical College is a public school with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Augusta Technical College are $5,632 per year. While working on their Associate Degree, allied health majors at Augusta Technical College accumulate an average of around $19,110 in student debt.

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Rest of the Top Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools in the Southeast Region

#29

Pearl River Community College

Poplarville, MS
#30

Trident Technical College

Charleston, SC
#31

Southside College of Health Sciences

Colonial Heights, VA
#32

Lanier Technical College

Oakwood, GA
#33

Arkansas Northeastern College

Blytheville, AR
#34

Ogeechee Technical College

Statesboro, GA

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 Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools in the Southeast Region award.

Rank College Location
39 Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wesson, MS
40 Central Piedmont Community College Charlotte, NC
41 Hillsborough Community College Tampa, FL
42 Meridian Community College Meridian, MS
43 Aiken Technical College Graniteville, SC
44 Holmes Community College Goodman, MS
45 Northwest Mississippi Community College Senatobia, MS
46 East Central Community College Decatur, MS
47 Hinds Community College Raymond, MS
48 Santa Fe College Gainesville, FL
49 Piedmont Technical College Greenwood, SC
50 North Georgia Technical College Clarkesville, GA

Best Allied Health Professions Colleges by State

Explore the best allied health professions colleges for a specific state in the Southeast region.

State Degrees Awarded
South Carolina 774
Georgia 2,414
Arkansas 1,197
North Carolina 1,691
Florida 7,935
West Virginia 342
Louisiana 907
Virginia 1,971
Alabama 1,671
Kentucky 1,122
Tennessee 2,444
Mississippi 564

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.

  • 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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