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2023 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools in Virginia

Highlighting Quality Schools With More Affordable Pricing

22 Colleges
$7,149 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$45,735 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.

There are so many trade school programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses.

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.

2023 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools in Virginia

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

Top 10 Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools

Our 2023 rankings named Sentara College of Health Sciences the best value school in Virginia for allied health professions students working on their associate degree. Located in the suburb of Chesapeake, Sentara College of Health Sciences is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Sentara College of Health Sciences undergraduate students pay an average of $2,637 in in-state tuition and fees each 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 $25,206.

Full Allied Health Professions at Sentara College of Health Sciences Report

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 large suburb of Annandale.

In-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Northern Virginia Community College are $5,565 per 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 $20,045.

Northern Virginia Community College did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools in Virginia list.

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

In-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Reynolds Community College are $3,998 per year. Allied Health majors at Reynolds Community College take out an average of $20,192 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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#4

Piedmont Virginia Community College

Charlottesville, VA

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Piedmont Virginia Community College is a great value for allied health professions students working on their associate degree. Located in the small suburb of Charlottesville, PVCC is a public school with a small student population.

PVCC undergraduate students pay an average of $4,790 in in-state tuition and fees each year. The average amount in student loans that allied health majors at PVCC take out while working on their Associate Degree is $13,720.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Central Virginia Community College is a great value for allied health professions students working on their associate degree. Central Virginia Community College is a small public school located in the small city of Lynchburg.

Central Virginia Community College undergraduate students pay an average of $4,838 in in-state tuition and fees each year. On average, allied health graduates from Central Virginia Community College take out $15,045 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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Thomas Nelson 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 #6 on the list. Located in the medium-sized city of Hampton, TNCC is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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

In addition to its best value ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, TNCC is ranked #5 for overall quality for allied health in Virginia.

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With a ranking of #7, Virginia Western Community College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for allied health professions students working on their associate degree. Virginia Western Community College is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Roanoke.

In-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Virginia Western Community College are $5,355 per year. On average, allied health graduates from Virginia Western Community College take out $16,943 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

Full Allied Health Professions at Virginia Western Community College Report

Tidewater 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 #8 on the list. Tidewater Community College is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Norfolk.

The average tuition and fees for an in-state undergraduate at Tidewater Community College are $5,561 a year. On average, allied health graduates from Tidewater Community College take out $17,811 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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With a ranking of #9, Patrick Henry Community College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for allied health professions students working on their associate degree. Located in the rural area of Martinsville, Patrick Henry is a public school with a small student population.

In-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Patrick Henry are $4,720 per year.

Full Allied Health Professions at Patrick Henry Community College Report

#10

Danville Community College

Danville, VA

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

The average tuition and fees for an in-state undergraduate at Danville Community College are $4,725 a year. The average amount in student loans that allied health majors at Danville Community College take out while working on their Associate Degree is $13,982.

Danville Community College also took the #1 spot in our Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools in Virginia rankings.

Full Allied Health Professions at Danville Community College Report

Best Value Allied Health Professions Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Value Allied Health Professions Schools 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) 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 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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