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12,411 Yearly Graduations
$35,150 Median Salary
$11,471 Median Debt
There are 731 schools in the United States where you can get your undergraduate certificate in allied health. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 36% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.4% of allied health graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Allied Health Majors

During the 2019-2020 academic year, 12,411 students earned their undergraduate certificate in allied health. This makes it the 7th most popular undergraduate certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in allied health at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate Degree 27,271
Basic Certificate 19,380
Undergraduate Certificate 12,411
Bachelor’s Degree 9,989

Earnings of Allied Health Majors With Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in allied health is $35,150. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have. A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $30,000 and the high is $41,025.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in allied health is $11,471. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit. The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $15,951 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $9,188.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $119.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in allied health. About 55.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 5,523
Women 6,888
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The racial-ethnic distribution of allied health undergraduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 464
Black or African American 987
Hispanic or Latino 2,630
White 7,413
International Students 50
Other Races/Ethnicities 867
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There are 731 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in allied health. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

230 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for allied health students seekingan undergraduate certificate is The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Each year, around 3,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,051 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,239 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 230 undergraduate certificates were handed out to allied health majors at UT Health San Antonio. Of these students, 13% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

217 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cuyahoga Community College District comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in allied health. Each year, around 18,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 217 undergraduate certificates were handed out to allied health majors at Cuyahoga Community College District. About 30% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

179 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Center for Allied Health Education comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in allied health. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 179 people received their undergraduate certificate in allied health from Center for Allied Health Education. About 71% of this group were women, and 45% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
179 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Broward College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in allied health. Each year, around 33,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 179 undergraduate certificates were handed out to allied health majors at BC. Of these students, 30% were women and 48% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Associated Technical College-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
171 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Associated Technical College-Los Angeles. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. The allied health program at Associated Technical College-Los Angeles awarded 171 undergraduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 69% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#6

High Desert Medical College

Lancaster, California
150 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

High Desert Medical College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in allied health. Roughly 1,000 attend the school each year. The allied health program at High Desert Medical College awarded 150 undergraduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 91% were women and 66% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

South Louisiana Community College

Lafayette, Louisiana
131 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

South Louisiana Community College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in allied health. Roughly 5,800 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 131 undergraduate certificates were handed out to allied health majors at South Louisiana Community College. About 18% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Lord Fairfax Community College

Middletown, Virginia
122 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lord Fairfax Community College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in allied health. Each year, around 6,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 122 undergraduate certificates were handed out to allied health majors at Lord Fairfax Community College. About 92% of this group were women, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

115 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is American Institute of Medical Sciences & Education. Roughly 400 attend the school each year. The allied health program at American Institute of Medical Sciences & Education awarded 115 undergraduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. About 85% of this group were women, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Navarro College

Corsicana, Texas
114 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Navarro College. Roughly 7,100 attend the school each year. The allied health program at Navarro College awarded 114 undergraduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. About 31% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

113 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
97% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New York Medical Career Training Center comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in allied health. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The allied health program at New York Medical Career Training Center awarded 113 undergraduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 94% were women and 97% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

109 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hillsborough Community College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in allied health. Each year, around 19,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 109 undergraduate certificates were handed out to allied health majors at HCC. Of these students, 18% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, Florida
102 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Palm Beach State College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in allied health. Each year, around 26,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The allied health program at Palm Beach State College awarded 102 undergraduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 41% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Tulsa Technology Center

Tulsa, Oklahoma
98 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tulsa Technology Center is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in allied health. Roughly 3,900 attend the school each year. The allied health program at Tulsa Technology Center awarded 98 undergraduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 35% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 58% were women.

#15

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, Illinois
93 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of DuPage is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in allied health. Roughly 21,000 attend the school each year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 93 people received their undergraduate certificate in allied health from COD. About 36% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
92 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Ivy Tech Community College. Each year, around 63,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 92 people received their undergraduate certificate in allied health from Ivy Tech Community College. About 44% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe, New Mexico
91 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Fe Community College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in allied health. Each year, around 3,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 91 people received their undergraduate certificate in allied health from SFCC. Around 73% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 36% were women.

#18

American Medical Academy

Miami, Florida
89 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is American Medical Academy. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 89 people received their undergraduate certificate in allied health from American Medical Academy. About 12% of this group were women, and 85% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Modern Technology School

Fountain Valley, California
87 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Modern Technology School. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 87 undergraduate certificates were handed out to allied health majors at Modern Technology School. Around 62% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 56% were women.

#20

West Coast Ultrasound Institute

Beverly Hills, California
85 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

West Coast Ultrasound Institute is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in allied health. Roughly 800 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 85 undergraduate certificates were handed out to allied health majors at West Coast Ultrasound Institute. Around 63% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 46% were women.

Allied Health Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Emergency Medical Technology 6,093
Surgical Technology 2,699
Sonographer/Ultrasound Technology 1,070
Radiologic Technology 1,061
Medical Radiologic Technology 344

Below are some popular majors that are similar to allied health that offer undergraduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 45,441
Allied Health Services 42,148
Health/Medical Admin Services 16,883
Dental Support Services 9,150
Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 3,215

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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