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2021 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate's Degree Schools in the Southeast Region

Identifying Quality Schools at More Affordable Prices

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$5,392 Avg Tuition & Fees*
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Finding the Best Allied Health Professions Associate's Degree School for You

With 75,437 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, 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. 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.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Trade College Search has created the Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate's Degree Schools in the Southeast Region to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 211 schools in the Southeast Region to see which associate's 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.

Our ranking of value is based on the quality of a program as defined in our per sticker price dollar. 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.

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

2021 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools in the Southeast Region

The colleges and universities below are the best value schools for allied health majors pursuing a associate's degree.

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

Our 2021 rankings named Sentara College of Health Sciences the best value school in the Southeast Region for allied health professions students working on their associate’s degree. Sentara College of Health Sciences is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Chesapeake.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Sentara College of Health Sciences are $2,183 per year. Allied Health majors at Sentara College of Health Sciences take out an average of $18,940 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $218.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend South Arkansas Community College. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools in the Southeast Region list. Located in the town of El Dorado, SouthArk is a public college with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at SouthArk are $4,812 a year. While working on their Associate's Degree, allied health majors at SouthArk accumulate an average of around $9,430 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $75.

On top of its placing in our value ranking, SouthArk also did well on our Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Trade Schools in the Southeast Region list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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The excellent associate’s degree programs at Meridian Community College helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best value allied health professions schools in the Southeast Region . MCC is a small public school located in the town of Meridian.

MCC undergraduate students pay an average of $4,258 in tuition and fees each year. On average, allied health graduates from MCC take out $5,640 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree.

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#4

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, GA

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Gwinnett Technical College is a great value for allied health professions students working on their associate’s degree. GTC is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Lawrenceville.

GTC undergraduate students pay an average of $5,636 in tuition and fees each year. After completing their Associate's Degree, allied health graduates from GTC carry an average student debtload of $15,701. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $157, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Itawamba Community College. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools in the Southeast Region list. 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's Degree is $8,044. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $67.

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Santa Fe College

Gainesville, FL

Santa Fe College came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. Santa Fe College is a large public school located in the midsize suburb of Gainesville.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Santa Fe College are $9,189 a year. After completing their Associate's Degree, allied health graduates from Santa Fe College carry an average student debtload of $17,718. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $176.

In addition to its best value ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Santa Fe College is ranked #2 for overall quality for allied health in the Southeast Region .

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With a ranking of #7, Georgia Northwestern Technical College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for allied health professions students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the small city of Rome, Georgia Northwestern Technical College is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College undergraduate students pay an average of $5,462 in tuition and fees each year. On average, allied health graduates from Georgia Northwestern Technical College take out $9,687 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $86, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Southern Crescent Technical College ranked #8 on this year’s Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools in the Southeast Region list. Located in the large suburb of Griffin, Southern Crescent 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 Southern Crescent Technical College are $5,526 a year. After completing their Associate's Degree, allied health graduates from Southern Crescent Technical College carry an average student debtload of $6,785.

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University of Arkansas Community College - Batesville landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value associate’s degree allied health professions programs. 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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Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, GA

Central Georgia Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for allied health professions students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the small city of Warner Robins, CGTC is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at CGTC are $5,442 a year.

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NorthWest Arkansas Community College ranked #11 on this year’s Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools in the Southeast Region list. NWACC is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Bentonville.

NWACC undergraduate students pay an average of $4,432 in tuition and fees each year. While working on their Associate's Degree, allied health majors at NWACC accumulate an average of around $17,517 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $192.

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With a ranking of #12, Forsyth Technical Community College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for allied health professions students working on their associate’s degree. Forsyth Tech is a moderately-sized public school located in the midsize city of Winston-Salem.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Forsyth Tech are $6,612 per year. While working on their Associate's Degree, allied health majors at Forsyth Tech accumulate an average of around $15,961 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $141.

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Ogeechee Technical College

Statesboro, GA

Ogeechee Technical College landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value associate’s degree allied health professions programs. Located in the town of Statesboro, Ogeechee Technical College is a public school with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Ogeechee Technical College are $5,540 per year.

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With a ranking of #14, Augusta Technical College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for allied health professions students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the midsize city of Augusta, Augusta Technical College is a public college with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Augusta Technical College are $5,632 a year.

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Hinds Community College

Raymond, MS

Hinds Community College landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value associate’s degree allied health professions programs. Hinds Community College is a large public school located in the town of Raymond.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Hinds Community College are $6,500 a year. The average amount in student loans that allied health majors at Hinds Community College take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $11,145. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $93, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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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’s degree. It came in at #16 on the list. Pitt Community College is a moderately-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's Degree, allied health graduates from Pitt Community College carry an average student debtload of $18,564. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $166.

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West Georgia Technical College landed the #16 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value associate’s degree allied health professions programs. Located in the rural area of Waco, West Georgia Technical College is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at West Georgia Technical College are $5,452 per year. After completing their Associate's Degree, allied health graduates from West Georgia Technical College carry an average student debtload of $11,350. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $93, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Arkansas State University - Newport landed the #18 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value associate’s degree allied health professions programs. ASUN is a small public school located in the rural area of Newport.

ASUN undergraduate students pay an average of $4,394 in tuition and fees each year.

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North Arkansas College

Harrison, AR

North Arkansas College landed the #19 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value associate’s degree allied health professions programs. Located in the remote town of Harrison, Northark is a public school with a small student population.

Northark undergraduate students pay an average of $4,632 in tuition and fees each year. The average amount in student loans that allied health majors at Northark take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $12,816. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $114.

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Aiken Technical College

Graniteville, SC

Aiken Technical College came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. Located in the rural area of Graniteville, Aiken Technical College is a public college with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Aiken Technical College are $6,880 per year.

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East Central Community College came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. East Central Community College is a small public school located in the rural area of Decatur.

East Central Community College undergraduate students pay an average of $5,050 in tuition and fees each year. While working on their Associate's Degree, allied health majors at East Central Community College accumulate an average of around $6,937 in student debt.

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Savannah Technical College

Savannah, GA

With a ranking of #22, Savannah Technical College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for allied health professions students working on their associate’s degree. Savannah Tech is a small public school located in the city of Savannah.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Savannah Tech are $5,422 a year.

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Oconee Fall Line Technical College ranked #23 on this year’s Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools in the Southeast Region list. 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 $5,462 a year. After completing their Associate's Degree, allied health graduates from OFTC carry an average student debtload of $14,701.

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Columbus Technical College

Columbus, GA

With a ranking of #24, Columbus Technical College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for allied health professions students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the medium-sized city of Columbus, Columbus Technical College is a public college with a small student population.

Columbus Technical College undergraduate students pay an average of $5,442 in tuition and fees each year.

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Atlanta Technical College came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. Located in the large city of Atlanta, Atlanta Area Tech is a public college with a small student population.

Atlanta Area Tech undergraduate students pay an average of $5,484 in tuition and fees each year. While working on their Associate's Degree, allied health majors at Atlanta Area Tech accumulate an average of around $20,189 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $216, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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

#30

Holmes Community College

Goodman, MS
#31

Valencia College

Orlando, FL

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's Degree Schools in the Southeast Region award.

Rank College Location
32 Davidson County Community College Thomasville, NC
32 Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Concord, NC
34 Riverside College of Health Careers Newport News, VA
35 Pearl River Community College Poplarville, MS
36 Broward College Fort Lauderdale, FL
37 Baptist Health College - Little Rock Little Rock, AR
38 Palm Beach State College Lake Worth, FL
39 Piedmont Technical College Greenwood, SC
40 Miami Dade College Miami, FL
41 Florence-Darlington Technical College Florence, SC
42 Southeastern Technical College Vidalia, GA

Best Allied Health Professions Colleges by State

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

State Degrees Awarded
South Carolina 703
Georgia 2,759
Louisiana 970
Florida 7,907
North Carolina 1,786
Alabama 1,656
West Virginia 413
Arkansas 998
Virginia 2,338
Kentucky 1,077
Mississippi 579
Tennessee 2,200

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.

  • 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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