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2023 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools in Virginia

Highlighting Quality Schools With More Affordable Pricing

22 Colleges
$7,417 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$46,187 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree School for You

Out of the majors we analyze each year, allied health professions was the most popular one in Virginia. In total, 1,971 people earned a degree or certificate in the field from a school in Virginia.

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Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Trade College Search has created the Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools in Virginia to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 22 schools in Virginia 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. Specifically, our score for quality is discounted by the published tuition and fees charged by the given college. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The more quality your dollar buys, the better the value.

For nationwide and regional rankings, we use out-of-state tuition and fees in our calculations. For statewide rankings, we use average in-state tuition and fees.

Top 10 Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools

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 Virginia. Located in the large suburb of Chesapeake, Sentara College of Health Sciences is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an in-state undergraduate at Sentara College of Health Sciences are $2,828 a year. 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 $16,430.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Northern Virginia Community College. It ranked #2 on our 2023 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools in Virginia list. Northern Virginia Community College is a very large public school located in the suburb of Annandale.

The average tuition and fees for an in-state undergraduate at Northern Virginia Community College are $5,565 a year. The average amount in student loans that allied health majors at Northern Virginia Community College take out while working on their Associate Degree is $14,421.

Northern Virginia Community College not only placed well in our value ranking, but it is also #2 on our Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools in Virginia list.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Reynolds Community College. It ranked #3 on our 2023 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools in Virginia list. Reynolds Community College is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of Richmond.

Reynolds Community College undergraduate students pay an average of $4,998 in in-state tuition and fees each year. While working on their Associate Degree, allied health majors at Reynolds Community College accumulate an average of around $17,136 in student debt.

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Piedmont Virginia Community College

Charlottesville, VA

The excellent associate degree programs at Piedmont Virginia Community College helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best value allied health professions schools in Virginia. PVCC is a medium-sized public school located in the small suburb of Charlottesville.

The average tuition and fees for an in-state undergraduate at PVCC are $4,790 a year. The average amount in student loans that allied health majors at PVCC take out while working on their Associate Degree is $12,545.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Central Virginia Community College. It ranked #5 on our 2023 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools in Virginia list. Central Virginia Community College is a small public school located in the city of Lynchburg.

The average tuition and fees for an in-state undergraduate at Central Virginia Community College are $4,853 a year. Allied Health majors at Central Virginia Community College take out an average of $6,527 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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Thomas Nelson Community College ranked #6 on this year’s Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools in Virginia list. Located in the medium-sized city of Hampton, TNCC is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

TNCC undergraduate students pay an average of $4,806 in in-state tuition and fees each year.

TNCC also took the #5 spot in our Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools in Virginia rankings.

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Virginia Western Community College landed the #7 spot in the 2023 rankings for the best value associate degree allied health professions programs. Virginia Western Community College is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Roanoke.

The average tuition and fees for an in-state undergraduate at Virginia Western Community College are $5,103 a year. The average amount in student loans that allied health majors at Virginia Western Community College take out while working on their Associate Degree is $12,872.

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Tidewater Community College ranked #8 on this year’s Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools in Virginia list. Tidewater Community College is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Norfolk.

In-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Tidewater Community College are $5,561 per year. After completing their Associate Degree, allied health graduates from Tidewater Community College carry an average student debtload of $12,748.

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Patrick Henry 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 #9 on the list. Located in the rural area of Martinsville, Patrick Henry is a public college with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an in-state undergraduate at Patrick Henry are $4,720 a year.

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Danville Community College

Danville, VA

Danville Community College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools in Virginia ranking. Danville Community College is a small public school located in the town of Danville.

In-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Danville Community College are $4,725 per year. The average amount in student loans that allied health majors at Danville Community College take out while working on their Associate Degree is $10,586.

Danville Community College did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools in Virginia list.

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Best Value Allied Health Professions Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Value Allied Health Professions Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that 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
Tennessee 2,444
Alabama 1,671
Kentucky 1,122
Mississippi 564

Allied Health Professions is one of 11 different types of trade school programs to choose from.

Allied Health Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 27,240
Physician Assistant 12,000
Radiologic Technology 10,633
Surgical Technology 7,412
Respiratory Care Therapy 6,569
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 6,160
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapy 4,080
Athletic Training 3,408
Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 2,012
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist 1,367
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology 773
Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician 652
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 575
Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist 391
Polysomnography 233
Perfusion Technology/Perfusionist 147
Mammography Technician/Technology 109
Cardiopulmonary Technology 51
Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician 48
Hearing Instrument Specialist 18
Orthopedic Technology 17
Gene/Genetic Therapy 10

Related Major Annual Graduates
Health & Medical Administrative Services 88,600
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 85,339
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 83,587
Health Sciences & Services 36,762
Mental & Social Health Services 30,331

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 22 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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