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2021 Best Value Allied Health Professions Schools in Virginia

Highlighting Quality Schools With More Affordable Pricing

30 Colleges
$7,697 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$54,183 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Allied Health Professions 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 Schools in Virginia to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 30 schools in Virginia to see which ones offered the best value programs for allied health students. The goal was to highlight schools with more affordable prices than others offering similar quality experiences.

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 Schools in Virginia

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

Top 10 Best Allied Health Professions Schools

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

In-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Sentara College of Health Sciences are $2,183 per year.

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$4,739 Average Tuition & Fees

Out of the 30 schools in Virginia that were part of this year’s ranking, Lord Fairfax Community College landed the # 2 spot on the list. Lord Fairfax Community College is a moderately-sized public school located in the rural area of Middletown.

In-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Lord Fairfax Community College are $4,739 per year.

Lord Fairfax Community College also took the #5 spot in our Best Allied Health Professions Trade Schools in Virginia rankings.

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#3

Germanna Community College

Locust Grove, VA
$4,913 Average Tuition & Fees

The excellent programs at Germanna Community College helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best allied health professions schools in Virginia. Germanna Community College is a medium-sized public school located in the rural area of Locust Grove.

Germanna Community College undergraduate students pay an average of $4,913 in in-state tuition and fees each year.

Germanna Community College excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Allied Health Professions Trade Schools in Virginia list.

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#4

Piedmont Virginia Community College

Charlottesville, VA
$4,790 Average Tuition & Fees

Out of the 30 schools in Virginia that were part of this year’s ranking, Piedmont Virginia Community College landed the # 4 spot on the list. PVCC is a medium-sized public school located in the small suburb of Charlottesville.

In-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at PVCC are $4,790 per year.

In addition to its great value ranking, PVCC is in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Allied Health Professions Trade Schools in Virginia list.

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$4,838 Average Tuition & Fees

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Central Virginia Community College is a great value for allied health professions students. 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 $4,838 a year.

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$5,610 Average Tuition & Fees

Northern Virginia Community College came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Allied Health Professions Schools in Virginia ranking. Northern Virginia Community College is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Annandale.

In-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Northern Virginia Community College are $5,610 per year.

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$4,998 Average Tuition & Fees

Reynolds Community College landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value allied health professions programs. Reynolds Community College is a moderately-sized public school located in the large suburb of Richmond.

The average tuition and fees for an in-state undergraduate at Reynolds Community College are $4,998 a year.

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$5,561 Average Tuition & Fees

Tidewater Community College landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value allied health professions programs. Tidewater Community College is a large public school located in the medium-sized city of Norfolk.

Tidewater Community College undergraduate students pay an average of $5,561 in in-state tuition and fees each year.

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$4,725 Average Tuition & Fees

Danville Community College came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Allied Health Professions Schools in Virginia ranking. Danville Community College is a small public school located in the distant town of Danville.

Danville Community College undergraduate students pay an average of $4,725 in in-state tuition and fees each year.

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$5,355 Average Tuition & Fees

Virginia Western Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for allied health professions students. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the city of Roanoke, Virginia Western Community College is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

Virginia Western Community College undergraduate students pay an average of $5,355 in in-state tuition and fees each year.

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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 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 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).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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