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Undergraduate Certificates in Allied Health Professions

11,543 Yearly Graduations
$37,975 Median Salary
$14,476 Median Debt
There are 730 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an undergraduate certificate in allied health. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 37% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.5% of allied health graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Allied Health Majors

In 2020-2021, 11,543 undergraduate certificates were awarded to allied health majors. 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 27,677
Basic Certificate 20,874
Undergraduate Certificate 11,543
Bachelor’s Degree 9,264

Earnings of Allied Health Majors With Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in allied health is $37,975. 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 $30,344 and the high is $43,752.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in allied health is $14,476. 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, $18,657 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $9,648.

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The median monthly payment of a allied health graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $101.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in allied health. About 56.8% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 4,989
Women 6,554
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The racial-ethnic distribution of allied health undergraduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 442
Black or African American 909
Hispanic or Latino 2,460
White 6,921
International Students 54
Other Races/Ethnicities 757
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There are 730 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in allied health. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

219 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for allied health students seekingan undergraduate certificate is Center for Allied Health Education. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. The allied health program at Center for Allied Health Education awarded 219 undergraduate certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. About 66% of this group were women, and 37% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

National University College

Bayamon, Puerto Rico
218 Yearly Graduations
52% Women

The 2nd most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is National University College. Each year, around 25,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,444 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,020 per year. The allied health program at National University College awarded 218 undergraduate certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Of these students, 52% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

157 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
92% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is New York Medical Career Training Center. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 157 people received their undergraduate certificate in allied health from New York Medical Career Training Center. Around 92% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 96% were women.

#4

Associated Technical College-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
134 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Associated Technical College-Los Angeles is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in allied health. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. The allied health program at Associated Technical College-Los Angeles awarded 134 undergraduate certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Of these students, 73% were women and 71% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

High Desert Medical College

Lancaster, California
128 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is High Desert Medical College. Roughly 1,000 attend the school each year. The allied health program at High Desert Medical College awarded 128 undergraduate certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Of these students, 92% were women and 66% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
125 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Broward College comes in at #6 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. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 125 people received their undergraduate certificate in allied health from BC. Around 58% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 27% were women.

#7

Tulsa Technology Center

Tulsa, Oklahoma
121 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tulsa Technology Center comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in allied health. Roughly 3,900 attend the school each year. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 121 people received their undergraduate certificate in allied health from Tulsa Tech. About 57% of this group were women, and 34% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

El Centro College

Dallas, Texas
116 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

El Centro College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in allied health. Each year, around 74,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 116 people received their undergraduate certificate in allied health from El Centro College. Of these students, 29% were women and 45% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Institute of Health Sciences

Hunt Valley, Maryland
107 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Institute of Health Sciences. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. The allied health program at Institute of Health Sciences awarded 107 undergraduate certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. About 79% of this group were women, and 48% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

102 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th 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 102 undergraduate certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 49% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

#11

South Louisiana Community College

Lafayette, Louisiana
99 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

South Louisiana Community College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in allied health. Roughly 5,800 attend the school each year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 99 undergraduate certificates were handed out to allied health majors at South Louisiana Community College. Around 8% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 20% were women.

95 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The allied health program at Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences awarded 95 undergraduate certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Of these students, 54% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

American Medical Academy

Miami, Florida
95 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
89% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American Medical Academy comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in allied health. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 95 undergraduate certificates were handed out to allied health majors at American Medical Academy. About 17% of this group were women, and 89% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine

Rochester, Minnesota
91 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in allied health. Each year, around 1,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,738 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,362 per year. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 91 people received their undergraduate certificate in allied health from Mayo Clinic School of Medicine. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#15

Victor Valley College

Victorville, California
89 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Victor Valley College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in allied health. Each year, around 10,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 89 people received their undergraduate certificate in allied health from Victor Valley College. About 44% of this group were women, and 53% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

HCI College

West Palm Beach, Florida
86 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

HCI College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in allied health. Roughly 700 attend the school each year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 86 undergraduate certificates were handed out to allied health majors at HCI College. About 23% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

New Mexico State University - Dona Ana

Las Cruces, New Mexico
84 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New Mexico State University - Dona Ana is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in allied health. Each year, around 7,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 84 undergraduate certificates were handed out to allied health majors at NMSU Dona Ana. About 40% of this group were women, and 67% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

80 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Hillsborough Community College. Each year, around 19,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 80 undergraduate certificates were handed out to allied health majors at HCC. About 14% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, Florida
77 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Palm Beach State College comes in at #19 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 77 undergraduate certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 43% were women.

77 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their 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 $6,232 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,239 per year. The allied health program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio awarded 77 undergraduate certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 57% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 19% were women.

Allied Health Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Emergency Medical Technology 5,524
Surgical Technology 2,452
Sonographer/Ultrasound Technology 1,191
Radiologic Technology 1,030
Medical Radiologic Technology 257

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Allied Health Services 44,973
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 43,520
Health/Medical Admin Services 19,645
Dental Support Services 11,147
Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 3,268

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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