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2021 Best Value Allied Health Professions Schools in the Southeast Region

Identifying Quality Schools at More Affordable Prices

330 Colleges
$5,768 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$45,399 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Allied Health Professions 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.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Trade College Search has developed this Best Value Allied Health Professions Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. Our analysis looked at 330 schools in the Southeast Region to see which 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 Schools in the Southeast Region

Check out the allied health 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 in Allied Health

$2,183 Average Tuition & Fees

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

Sentara College of Health Sciences undergraduate students pay an average of $2,183 in tuition and fees each year.

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#2

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, AL

Out of the 330 schools in the Southeast Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Columbia Southern University landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the fringe town of Orange Beach, Columbia Southern University is a private for-profit school with a very large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Columbia Southern University are $5,655 per year.

Columbia Southern University did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Allied Health Professions Trade Schools in the Southeast Region list.

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The excellent programs at South Arkansas Community College helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best allied health professions schools in the Southeast Region . Located in the town of El Dorado, SouthArk is a public college with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at SouthArk are $4,812 per year.

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$3,438 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Arkansas Community College - Batesville. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Value Allied Health Professions Schools in the Southeast Region list. UACCB is a small public school located in the town of Batesville.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at UACCB are $3,438 a year.

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$4,394 Average Tuition & Fees

The excellent programs at Arkansas State University - Newport helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best allied health professions schools in the Southeast Region . ASUN is a small public school located in the rural area of Newport.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at ASUN are $4,394 per year.

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$4,258 Average Tuition & Fees

Meridian Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for allied health professions students. It came in at #6 on the list. 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.

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$5,360 Average Tuition & Fees

Itawamba Community College landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value allied health professions programs. ICC is a small public school located in the town of Fulton.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at ICC are $5,360 a year.

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#8

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, GA
$5,636 Average Tuition & Fees

Gwinnett Technical College ranked #8 on this year’s Best Value Allied Health Professions Schools in the Southeast Region list. GTC is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Lawrenceville.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at GTC are $5,636 a year.

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$4,128 Average Tuition & Fees

University of Arkansas Community College - Morrilton did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for allied health professions students. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the distant town of Morrilton, UACCM is a public college with a small student population.

UACCM undergraduate students pay an average of $4,128 in tuition and fees each year.

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$5,462 Average Tuition & Fees

Georgia Northwestern Technical College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Allied Health Professions Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. Located in the small city of Rome, Georgia Northwestern Technical College is a public college with a moderately-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.

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#11

Santa Fe College

Gainesville, FL

With a ranking of #11, Santa Fe College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for allied health professions students. Santa Fe College is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Gainesville.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Santa Fe College are $9,189 per year.

Santa Fe College also claimed a spot on our Best Allied Health Professions Trade Schools in the Southeast Region list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

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$5,526 Average Tuition & Fees

Southern Crescent Technical College came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Allied Health Professions Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. Located in the 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.

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#13

Ogeechee Technical College

Statesboro, GA
$5,540 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #13, Ogeechee Technical College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for allied health professions students. Located in the distant town of Statesboro, Ogeechee Technical College is a public college 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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$7,810 Average Tuition & Fees

South Louisiana Community College landed the #14 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value allied health professions programs. South Louisiana Community College is a medium-sized public school located in the medium-sized city of Lafayette.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at South Louisiana Community College are $7,810 per year.

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$10,970 Average Tuition & Fees

Baton Rouge General School of Nursing did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for allied health professions students. It came in at #15 on the list. Baton Rouge General School of Nursing is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Baton Rouge.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Baton Rouge General School of Nursing are $10,970 a year.

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$5,588 Average Tuition & Fees

Georgia Piedmont Technical College landed the #16 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value allied health professions programs. Located in the large suburb of Clarkston, Georgia Piedmont Technical College is a public school with a small student population.

Georgia Piedmont Technical College undergraduate students pay an average of $5,588 in tuition and fees each year.

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#17

Pitt Community College

Winterville, NC
$6,548 Average Tuition & Fees

Pitt Community College landed the #17 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value allied health professions programs. Pitt Community College is a medium-sized public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Winterville.

Pitt Community College undergraduate students pay an average of $6,548 in tuition and fees each year.

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#18

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, GA
$5,442 Average Tuition & Fees

Central Georgia Technical College came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Allied Health Professions Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. Located in the small city of Warner Robins, CGTC is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at CGTC are $5,442 per year.

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#19

Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC

Western Carolina University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for allied health professions students. It came in at #19 on the list. Located in the town of Cullowhee, WCU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at WCU are $8,277 per year.

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

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$6,612 Average Tuition & Fees

Forsyth Technical Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for allied health professions students. It came in at #20 on the list. Forsyth Tech is a moderately-sized public school located in the medium-sized city of Winston-Salem.

Forsyth Tech undergraduate students pay an average of $6,612 in tuition and fees each year.

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$5,527 Average Tuition & Fees

Southeastern Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for allied health professions students. It came in at #21 on the list. Southeastern Technical College is a small public school located in the town of Vidalia.

Southeastern Technical College undergraduate students pay an average of $5,527 in tuition and fees each year.

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$4,432 Average Tuition & Fees

NorthWest Arkansas Community College landed the #22 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value allied health professions programs. NWACC is a medium-sized public school located in the small city of Bentonville.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at NWACC are $4,432 per year.

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#23

Savannah Technical College

Savannah, GA
$5,422 Average Tuition & Fees

Savannah Technical College ranked #23 on this year’s Best Value Allied Health Professions Schools in the Southeast Region list. Savannah Tech is a small public school located in the medium-sized city of Savannah.

Savannah Tech undergraduate students pay an average of $5,422 in tuition and fees each year.

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#24

Hinds Community College

Raymond, MS
$6,500 Average Tuition & Fees

Hinds Community College ranked #24 on this year’s Best Value Allied Health Professions Schools in the Southeast Region list. Hinds Community College is a large public school located in the town of Raymond.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Hinds Community College are $6,500 per year.

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$5,484 Average Tuition & Fees

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

Atlanta Area Tech undergraduate students pay an average of $5,484 in tuition and fees each year.

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

#27

North Georgia Technical College

Clarkesville, GA
#31

Aiken Technical College

Graniteville, SC
#32

Holmes Community College

Goodman, MS
#34

North Arkansas College

Harrison, AR
#38

Valencia College

Orlando, FL
#40

Columbus Technical College

Columbus, GA
#45

Arkansas Northeastern College

Blytheville, AR
#47

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, FL
#49

Pearl River Community College

Poplarville, MS

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 Schools in the Southeast Region award.

Rank College Location
50 Broward College Fort Lauderdale, FL
51 Davidson County Community College Thomasville, NC
52 Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Martinsburg, WV
53 Hillsborough Community College Tampa, FL
54 Black River Technical College Pocahontas, AR
55 Florence-Darlington Technical College Florence, SC
56 Chattahoochee Valley Community College Phenix City, AL
57 Cardiac and Vascular Institute of Ultrasound Mobile, AL
58 Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Mount Gay, WV
59 Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University Baton Rouge, LA
59 Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Concord, NC
61 Johnston Community College Smithfield, NC
62 Central Piedmont Community College Charlotte, NC
63 Bethel University McKenzie, TN
63 Miami Dade College Miami, FL
65 Piedmont Technical College Greenwood, SC
66 McDowell Technical Community College Marion, NC

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 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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