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2021 Best Value Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate's Degree Schools

Highlighting Quality Schools With More Affordable Pricing

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$4,613 Avg Tuition & Fees*
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Finding the Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate's Degree School for You

Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services is one of the most popular majors in the nation, ranking 2nd of all the majors we analyze. In 2018-2019, 99,166 degrees and certificates were awarded to students with this major.

It's not easy to decide which trade school program to enroll in when you have so many options available. 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.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Trade College Search has created its Best Value Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate's Degree Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 762 schools in the United States to see which associate's degree programs offered the best value experiences for medical assisting students with the aim of identifying those quality schools that are more affordable than some of their counterparts.

This ranking is not just a list of inexpensive schools. We also consider each school's quality, since we believe a low-quality school may not be a 'bargain' at any price. 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.

For nationwide and regional rankings, we use out-of-state tuition and fees in our calculations. For statewide rankings, we use average in-state tuition and fees.

2021 Best Value Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools in the United States

Check out the medical assisting associate's degree programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your educational dollar.

Top 25 Best Schools for Affordable Quality for an Associate's in Medical Assisting

Our analysis found Southeast Community College Area to be the best value school for allied health and medical assisting services students who want to pursue a associate’s degree in the United States. Located in the large city of Lincoln, Southeast Community College is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

Southeast Community College undergraduate students pay an average of $3,096 in tuition and fees each year. Medical Assisting majors at Southeast Community College take out an average of $12,275 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $118.

Southeast Community College also claimed a spot on our Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

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#2

San Juan College

Farmington, NM

Out of the 762 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, San Juan College landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the small city of Farmington, SJC is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at SJC are $4,330 a year. On average, medical assisting graduates from SJC take out $12,839 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $114.

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Out of the 762 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Lake Area Technical Institute landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the town of Watertown, LATI is a public school with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at LATI are $5,514 a year. The average amount in student loans that medical assisting majors at LATI take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $13,917. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $125.

On top of its placing in our value ranking, LATI also did well on our Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Clovis Community College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Value Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools list. Clovis Community College is a small public school located in the remote town of Clovis.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Clovis Community College are $2,984 a year.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Neosho County Community College is a great value for allied health and medical assisting services students working on their associate’s degree. Neosho County Community College is a small public school located in the town of Chanute.

Neosho County Community College undergraduate students pay an average of $3,904 in tuition and fees each year. On average, medical assisting graduates from Neosho County Community College take out $12,271 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree.

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#6

College of the Mainland

Texas City, TX

College of the Mainland landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value associate’s degree allied health and medical assisting services programs. COM is a small public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Texas City.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at COM are $3,873 per year.

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#7

South Plains College

Levelland, TX

With a ranking of #7, South Plains College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for allied health and medical assisting services students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the town of Levelland, South Plains College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at South Plains College are $4,088 a year.

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With a ranking of #8, Hutchinson Community College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for allied health and medical assisting services students working on their associate’s degree. Hutchinson Community College is a moderately-sized public school located in the distant town of Hutchinson.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Hutchinson Community College are $4,350 a year. After completing their Associate's Degree, medical assisting graduates from Hutchinson Community College carry an average student debtload of $8,312.

Hutchinson Community College excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list.

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#9

North Seattle College

Seattle, WA

North Seattle College ranked #9 on this year’s Best Value Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools list. North Seattle is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Seattle.

North Seattle undergraduate students pay an average of $4,625 in tuition and fees each year.

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#10

Cedar Valley College

Lancaster, TX

With a ranking of #10, Cedar Valley College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for allied health and medical assisting services students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the rural area of Lancaster, Cedar Valley College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

Cedar Valley College undergraduate students pay an average of $5,220 in tuition and fees each year. While working on their Associate's Degree, medical assisting majors at Cedar Valley College accumulate an average of around $10,963 in student debt.

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South Arkansas Community College ranked #11 on this year’s Best Value Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools list. SouthArk is a small public school located in the remote town of El Dorado.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at SouthArk are $4,812 per year. After completing their Associate's Degree, medical assisting graduates from SouthArk carry an average student debtload of $11,599. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $109, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#12

Central Community College

Grand Island, NE

Central Community College landed the #12 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value associate’s degree allied health and medical assisting services programs. Central Community College is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Grand Island.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Central Community College are $4,500 per year. While working on their Associate's Degree, medical assisting majors at Central Community College accumulate an average of around $9,404 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $80, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #13, McLennan Community College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for allied health and medical assisting services students working on their associate’s degree. MCC is a moderately-sized public school located in the midsize city of Waco.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at MCC are $3,990 a year. The average amount in student loans that medical assisting majors at MCC take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $17,070. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $162.

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Alvin Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for allied health and medical assisting services students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #14 on the list. Located in the large suburb of Alvin, Alvin is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Alvin are $3,938 per year.

Alvin also claimed a spot on our Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

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#15

Weatherford College

Weatherford, TX

Weatherford College came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Weatherford College is a moderately-sized public school located in the fringe town of Weatherford.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Weatherford College are $6,060 per year. The average amount in student loans that medical assisting majors at Weatherford College take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $11,029. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $115.

In addition to its great value ranking, Weatherford College is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list.

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#16

Del Mar College

Corpus Christi, TX

Del Mar College ranked #16 on this year’s Best Value Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools list. DMC is a large public school located in the city of Corpus Christi.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at DMC are $5,441 a year. Medical Assisting majors at DMC take out an average of $6,395 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $54.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, DMC also is in the top 20% of our Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking.

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Houston Community College landed the #17 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value associate’s degree allied health and medical assisting services programs. Houston Community College is a fairly large public school located in the city of Houston.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Houston Community College are $5,268 per year. While working on their Associate's Degree, medical assisting majors at Houston Community College accumulate an average of around $15,739 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $144, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #18, Alexandria Technical & Community College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for allied health and medical assisting services students working on their associate’s degree. ATCC is a small public school located in the town of Alexandria.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at ATCC are $5,565 per year.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, ATCC also is in the top 10% of our Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking.

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#19

Highline College

Des Moines, WA

Highline College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for allied health and medical assisting services students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #19 on the list. Highline is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of Des Moines.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Highline are $4,576 per year. The average amount in student loans that medical assisting majors at Highline take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $12,049.

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#20

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, TX

With a ranking of #20, Lone Star College System did quite well on this year’s best value schools for allied health and medical assisting services students working on their associate’s degree. North Harris Montgomery is a fairly large public school located in the city of The Woodlands.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at North Harris Montgomery are $5,564 a year. On average, medical assisting graduates from North Harris Montgomery take out $13,714 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $125.

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Victoria College

Victoria, TX

Victoria College landed the #21 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value associate’s degree allied health and medical assisting services programs. Victoria College is a small public school located in the small city of Victoria.

Victoria College undergraduate students pay an average of $4,392 in tuition and fees each year. While working on their Associate's Degree, medical assisting majors at Victoria College accumulate an average of around $18,628 in student debt.

On top of its placing in our value ranking, Victoria College also did well on our Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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With a ranking of #22, San Jacinto Community College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for allied health and medical assisting services students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the large suburb of Pasadena, San Jacinto College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

San Jacinto College undergraduate students pay an average of $5,040 in tuition and fees each year.

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#23

Amarillo College

Amarillo, TX

Amarillo College ranked #23 on this year’s Best Value Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools list. Amarillo College is a medium-sized public school located in the midsize city of Amarillo.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Amarillo College are $4,704 per year. The average amount in student loans that medical assisting majors at Amarillo College take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $12,842. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $107.

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Northeast Community College came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Northeast is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Norfolk.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Northeast are $4,860 per year. On average, medical assisting graduates from Northeast take out $11,619 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $112.

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Wenatchee Valley College

Wenatchee, WA

Wenatchee Valley College ranked #25 on this year’s Best Value Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Wenatchee, WVC is a public school with a small student population.

WVC undergraduate students pay an average of $4,630 in tuition and fees each year. The average amount in student loans that medical assisting majors at WVC take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $17,189. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $141.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Value Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate's Degree Schools

#27

Western Technical College

La Crosse, WI
#28

Camden County College

Blackwood, NJ
#31

Lakeshore Technical College

Cleveland, WI
#32

Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Coon Rapids, MN
#35

Lower Columbia College

Longview, WA
#38

South Central College

North Mankato, MN
#41

Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, MN
#41

Moraine Park Technical College

Fond du Lac, WI
#44

Tyler Junior College

Tyler, TX
#45

Navarro College

Corsicana, TX
#50

Ridgewater College

Willmar, MN

Additional Award Winners

This section shows the remainder of the schools awarded a Best Value Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 762 different United States allied health and medical assisting services schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Metropolitan Community College Omaha, NE
52 Brigham Young University - Idaho Rexburg, ID
53 Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom Lakewood, WA
54 Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Shell Lake, WI
55 Meridian Community College Meridian, MS
56 Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester, MN
56 Kennebec Valley Community College Fairfield, ME
58 Hawkeye Community College Waterloo, IA
59 Lake Superior College Duluth, MN
60 Washington State Community College Marietta, OH
61 Big Bend Community College Moses Lake, WA
62 Odessa College Odessa, TX
63 Blackhawk Technical College Janesville, WI
64 Yakima Valley College Yakima, WA
65 Pearl River Community College Poplarville, MS
66 Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire, WI
67 Wayne County Community College District Detroit, MI
68 Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Green Bay, WI
69 Fox Valley Technical College Appleton, WI
70 Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee, WI
71 Quincy College Quincy, MA
71 College of the Sequoias Visalia, CA
73 Olympic College Bremerton, WA
73 Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield, MO
75 Taylor College Belleview, FL
76 LaGuardia Community College Long Island City, NY
77 Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa, CA
78 Georgia Piedmont Technical College Clarkston, GA
79 Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa, IA
80 State Fair Community College Sedalia, MO
81 Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids, IA
82 Hinds Community College Raymond, MS
83 Central Lakes College - Brainerd Brainerd, MN
83 NorthWest Arkansas Community College Bentonville, AR
85 Crowder College Neosho, MO
86 Tarrant County College District Fort Worth, TX
87 Santa Fe Community College Santa Fe, NM
88 Gateway Technical College Kenosha, WI
89 Yuba College Marysville, CA
90 Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City Kansas City, MO
91 Riverside College of Health Careers Newport News, VA
92 Martin Community College Williamston, NC
93 Marion Technical College Marion, OH
94 Raritan Valley Community College Branchburg, NJ
95 Central Georgia Technical College Warner Robins, GA
95 Carroll Community College Westminster, MD
97 Saint Paul College Saint Paul, MN
97 Foothill College Los Altos Hills, CA
99 Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville, GA
100 College of Eastern Idaho Idaho Falls, ID
101 Sinclair Community College Dayton, OH
102 Southern Maine Community College South Portland, ME
103 Augusta Technical College Augusta, GA
104 Macomb Community College Warren, MI
104 Fresno City College Fresno, CA
106 Spokane Community College Spokane, WA
107 Cerritos College Norwalk, CA
107 Palmer College of Chiropractic - Davenport Davenport, IA
107 Atlanta Technical College Atlanta, GA
110 El Paso Community College El Paso, TX
111 Saint Louis Community College Saint Louis, MO
111 City College of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
111 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rome, GA
111 Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills, MI
111 Clover Park Technical College Lakewood, WA

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great value schools for Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services students seeking value that almost earned our Best Value Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
116 Antelope Valley College Lancaster, CA
117 Santa Ana College Santa Ana, CA
117 Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin, GA
119 GateWay Community College - Phoenix Phoenix, AZ
120 Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus Roswell, NM
121 College of Western Idaho Nampa, ID
122 Pitt Community College Winterville, NC
123 Kilgore College Kilgore, TX
124 Washtenaw Community College Ann Arbor, MI
125 Santa Fe College Gainesville, FL
126 Columbia Basin College Pasco, WA
127 North Iowa Area Community College Mason City, IA
128 State Technical College of Missouri Linn, MO
129 St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL
130 Blinn College Brenham, TX
130 Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar, IA
132 Cuesta College San Luis Obispo, CA
133 Sacramento City College Sacramento, CA
133 Nassau Community College Garden City, NY
135 North Central Missouri College Trenton, MO
136 Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs, IA
137 Mott Community College Flint, MI
137 Broward College Fort Lauderdale, FL
139 Laramie County Community College Cheyenne, WY
140 Northern Maine Community College Presque Isle, ME
141 College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls, ID
142 San Bernardino Valley College San Bernardino, CA
142 Rasmussen College - Minnesota St. Cloud, MN
144 Southwestern Community College Sylva, NC
145 Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Concord, NC
145 Borough of Manhattan Community College New York, NY
147 Morton College Cicero, IL
147 Dakota College at Bottineau Bottineau, ND
149 Rasmussen College - Florida Ocala, FL
150 Southwestern Illinois College Belleville, IL
150 Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati, OH
152 Cabrillo College Aptos, CA

Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services is one of 11 different types of trade school programs to choose from.

Medical Assisting Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Medical/Clinical Assistant 60,320
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician & Veterinary Assistant 9,273
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 8,341
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 7,650
Occupational Therapist Assistant 4,954
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance) 3,515
Other Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services 3,499
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant 803
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant 392
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant 175
Radiologist Assistant 126
Anesthesiologist Assistant 82
Lactation Consultant 20
Pathology/Pathologist Assistant 12
Chiropractic Assistant/Technician 4

Majors Similar to Medical Assisting

Related Major Annual Graduates
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 93,189
Allied Health Professions 75,437
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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