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Undergraduate Certificates in Allied Health Professions

13,537 Yearly Graduations
$35,150 Median Salary
$11,470 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 37% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.4% of allied health graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Allied Health Majors

In 2018-2019, 13,537 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’s Degree 28,069
Basic Certificate 22,739
Undergraduate Certificate 13,537
Bachelor’s Degree 11,092

Earnings of Allied Health Majors With Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in allied health is $35,150. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

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 $11,470. 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 57.1% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 5,809
Women 7,728
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The racial-ethnic distribution of allied health undergraduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 495
Black or African American 1,070
Hispanic or Latino 2,912
White 8,154
International Students 49
Other Races/Ethnicities 857
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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
16% Women
36% 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. Roughly 3,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,875 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,114 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 230 people received their undergraduate certificate in allied health from UT Health San Antonio. Of these students, 16% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

217 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
25% 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. Roughly 23,600 attend the school each year. The allied health program at Cuyahoga Community College District awarded 217 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 36% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

179 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health Education is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in allied health. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 179 undergraduate certificates were handed out to allied health majors at New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health Education. Around 35% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 72% were women.

#3

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
179 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
54% 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 38,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 179 people received their undergraduate certificate in allied health from BC. Of these students, 29% were women and 54% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Associated Technical College-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
171 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
77% 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. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The allied health program at Associated Technical College-Los Angeles awarded 171 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 87% were women and 77% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

High Desert Medical College

Lancaster, California
150 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

High Desert Medical College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in allied health. Roughly 700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 150 undergraduate certificates were handed out to allied health majors at High Desert Medical College. Around 68% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

#7

South Louisiana Community College

Lafayette, Louisiana
131 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

South Louisiana Community College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in allied health. Roughly 6,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 131 people received their undergraduate certificate in allied health from South Louisiana Community College. Of these students, 15% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Lord Fairfax Community College

Middletown, Virginia
122 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
22% 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 6,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The allied health program at Lord Fairfax Community College awarded 122 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 90% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

115 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American Institute of Medical Sciences & Education comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in allied health. Roughly 400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 115 people received their undergraduate certificate in allied health from AIMS Education. Around 45% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

#10

Navarro College

Corsicana, Texas
114 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
24% 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 8,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 114 undergraduate certificates were handed out to allied health majors at Navarro College. About 28% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

113 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
93% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New York Medical Career Training Center is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in allied health. Roughly 400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 113 people received their undergraduate certificate in allied health from New York Medical Career Training Center. Of these students, 87% were women and 93% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

109 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hillsborough Community College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in allied health. Roughly 22,400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 109 undergraduate certificates were handed out to allied health majors at HCC. Around 36% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 25% were women.

#13

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, Florida
102 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
36% 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 31,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 102 undergraduate certificates were handed out to allied health majors at Palm Beach State College. About 38% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Tulsa Technology Center

Tulsa, Oklahoma
98 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Tulsa Technology Center. Roughly 4,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 98 people received their undergraduate certificate in allied health from Tulsa Tech. Around 43% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 53% were women.

#15

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, Illinois
93 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
30% 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 23,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 93 people received their undergraduate certificate in allied health from COD. Of these students, 53% were women and 30% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
92 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in allied health. Each year, around 72,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The allied health program at Ivy Tech Community College awarded 92 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 51% were women and 5% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe, New Mexico
91 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for allied health majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Santa Fe Community College. Roughly 4,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 91 undergraduate certificates were handed out to allied health majors at SFCC. Of these students, 33% were women and 48% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

American Medical Academy

Miami, Florida
89 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American Medical Academy comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in allied health. Roughly 400 attend the school each year. The allied health program at American Medical Academy awarded 89 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 13% were women and 84% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Modern Technology School

Fountain Valley, California
87 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
71% 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 2018-2019 academic year, 87 undergraduate certificates were handed out to allied health majors at Modern Technology School. About 56% of this group were women, and 71% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

West Coast Ultrasound Institute

Beverly Hills, California
85 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
33% 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. The allied health program at West Coast Ultrasound Institute awarded 85 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 41% were women.

Allied Health Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Emergency Medical Technology 6,305
Surgical Technology 3,237
Sonographer/Ultrasound Technology 1,245
Radiologic Technology 1,053
Medical Radiologic Technology 332

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Allied Health Services 48,726
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 44,340
Health/Medical Admin Services 16,916
Dental Support Services 10,602
Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 4,144

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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