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2021 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate's Degree Schools in Virginia

Highlighting Quality Schools With More Affordable Pricing

16 Colleges
$7,108 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$41,964 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Allied Health Professions Associate's Degree School for You

Allied Health Professions is the most popular major in Virginia with 2,338 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019.

Today's trade school students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. 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's Degree Schools in Virginia to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 16 schools in Virginia 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. 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.

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

2021 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools in Virginia

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

Top 10 Best Allied Health Professions Associate's Degree Schools

Our 2021 rankings named Sentara College of Health Sciences the best value school in Virginia for allied health professions students working on their associate’s degree. 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.

In-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Sentara College of Health Sciences are $2,183 per year. While working on their Associate's Degree, allied health majors at Sentara College of Health Sciences accumulate an average of around $18,940 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $218, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The excellent associate’s degree programs at Central Virginia Community College helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best value allied health professions schools in Virginia. Central Virginia Community College is a small public school located in the small city of Lynchburg.

The average tuition and fees for an in-state undergraduate at Central Virginia Community College are $4,838 a year. Allied Health majors at Central Virginia Community College take out an average of $8,321 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree.

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

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Northern Virginia Community College is a great value for allied health professions students working on their associate’s degree. Northern Virginia Community College is a fairly 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 $5,610 a year. While working on their Associate's Degree, allied health majors at Northern Virginia Community College accumulate an average of around $20,609 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $218, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

Northern Virginia Community College not only placed well in our value ranking, but it is also #4 on our Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Trade Schools in Virginia list.

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Piedmont Virginia Community College

Charlottesville, VA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Piedmont Virginia Community College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools in Virginia list. PVCC is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Charlottesville.

PVCC undergraduate students pay an average of $4,790 in in-state tuition and fees each year. After completing their Associate's Degree, allied health graduates from PVCC carry an average student debtload of $12,673. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $109, 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 Reynolds Community College. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools in Virginia list. Reynolds Community College is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of Richmond.

In-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Reynolds Community College are $4,998 per year. While working on their Associate's Degree, allied health majors at Reynolds Community College accumulate an average of around $18,575 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $150.

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Tidewater Community College landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value associate’s degree allied health professions programs. Tidewater Community College is a large public school located in the medium-sized city of Norfolk.

The average tuition and fees for an in-state undergraduate at Tidewater Community College are $5,561 a year. Allied Health majors at Tidewater Community College take out an average of $12,675 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $96.

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Virginia Western Community College came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools in Virginia ranking. Located in the small city of Roanoke, Virginia Western Community College is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

In-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Virginia Western Community College are $5,355 per year. Allied Health majors at Virginia Western Community College take out an average of $15,734 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $125.

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Danville Community College landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value associate’s degree allied health professions programs. Danville Community College is a small public school located in the distant town of Danville.

In-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Danville Community College are $4,725 per year. On average, allied health graduates from Danville Community College take out $9,157 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree.

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John Tyler Community College landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value associate’s degree allied health professions programs. Located in the large suburb of Chester, John Tyler Community College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an in-state undergraduate at John Tyler Community College are $4,800 a year.

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Lord Fairfax Community College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools in Virginia ranking. Lord Fairfax Community College is a moderately-sized public school located in the rural area of Middletown.

The average tuition and fees for an in-state undergraduate at Lord Fairfax Community College are $4,739 a year.

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

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) 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 16 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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