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2022 Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate Degree Trade Schools

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$35,534 Avg Salary
$18,466 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate Degree School for You

In 2019-2020, 17,129 people earned a degree or certificate in clinical/medical laboratory science, making the major the #14 most popular in the United States.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which trade school program is right for you. 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. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Trade College Search has created the Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate Degree Trade Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 239 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best associate degree programs for trade school students.

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2022 Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate Degree Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate Degree Colleges.

Top 25 Top Trade Schools for an Associate in Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science

Our analysis found Weber State University to be the best school for clinical/medical laboratory science students who want to pursue a associate degree in the United States. WSU is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Ogden.

The average amount in student loans that clinical laboratory science majors at WSU take out while working on their Associate Degree is $23,110.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means George Washington University is a great place for clinical/medical laboratory science students working on their associate degree. GWU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington.

The average amount in student loans that clinical laboratory science majors at GWU take out while working on their Associate Degree is $17,420.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Southwest Wisconsin Technical College. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the rural area of Fennimore, Southwest Tech is a public college with a small student population.

Clinical Laboratory Science majors at Southwest Tech take out an average of $24,494 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Baptist Health College - Little Rock. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate Degree Trade Schools list. BHCLR is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Little Rock.

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#5

SUNY Cobleskill

Cobleskill, NY

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means SUNY Cobleskill is a great place for clinical/medical laboratory science students working on their associate degree. SUNY Cobleskill is a small public school located in the distant town of Cobleskill.

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#6

Harcum College

Bryn Mawr, PA

Harcum College ranked #6 on this year’s Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate Degree Trade Schools list. Harcum College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Bryn Mawr.

While working on their Associate Degree, clinical laboratory science majors at Harcum College accumulate an average of around $33,731 in student debt.

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#7

Nassau Community College

Garden City, NY

Nassau Community College ranked #7 on this year’s Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate Degree Trade Schools list. Nassau Community College is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Garden City.

Clinical Laboratory Science majors at Nassau Community College take out an average of $16,987 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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Madison Area Technical College came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate Degree Trade Schools ranking. Madison College is a large public school located in the city of Madison.

After completing their Associate Degree, clinical laboratory science graduates from Madison College carry an average student debtload of $26,026.

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Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for clinical/medical laboratory science students to get a associate degree. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the large city of Indianapolis, IUPUI is a public college with a very large student population.

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#10

Tarleton State University

Stephenville, TX

With a ranking of #10, Tarleton State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for clinical/medical laboratory science students working on their associate degree. Located in the town of Stephenville, Tarleton is a public college with a large student population.

The average amount in student loans that clinical laboratory science majors at Tarleton take out while working on their Associate Degree is $20,834.

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#11

SUNY Broome

Binghamton, NY

SUNY Broome did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for clinical/medical laboratory science students to get a associate degree. It came in at #11 on the list. SUNY Broome is a moderately-sized public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Binghamton.

After completing their Associate Degree, clinical laboratory science graduates from SUNY Broome carry an average student debtload of $24,074.

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#12

South College

Knoxville, TN

South College came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate Degree Trade Schools ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Knoxville, South College is a private for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

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Lake Area Technical Institute ranked #13 on this year’s Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate Degree Trade Schools list. LATI is a small public school located in the remote town of Watertown.

Clinical Laboratory Science majors at LATI take out an average of $22,269 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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Northwestern Health Sciences University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for clinical/medical laboratory science students to get a associate degree. It came in at #14 on the list. NWHSU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Bloomington.

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#15

College of the Canyons

Santa Clarita, CA

With a ranking of #15, College of the Canyons did quite well on this year’s best schools for clinical/medical laboratory science students working on their associate degree. College of the Canyons is a very large public school located in the suburb of Santa Clarita.

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#16

Western Technical College

La Crosse, WI

With a ranking of #16, Western Technical College did quite well on this year’s best schools for clinical/medical laboratory science students working on their associate degree. Western Technical College is a small public school located in the small city of La Crosse.

The average amount in student loans that clinical laboratory science majors at Western Technical College take out while working on their Associate Degree is $27,458.

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#17

New England Institute of Technology

East Greenwich, RI

New England Institute of Technology ranked #17 on this year’s Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate Degree Trade Schools list. New England Tech is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of East Greenwich.

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#18

Mt. San Antonio College

Walnut, CA

With a ranking of #18, Mt. San Antonio College did quite well on this year’s best schools for clinical/medical laboratory science students working on their associate degree. Located in the large suburb of Walnut, Mt. SAC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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River Valley Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for clinical/medical laboratory science students to get a associate degree. It came in at #19 on the list. Located in the rural area of Claremont, NH Community Technical College - Claremont is a public college with a small student population.

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#20

Albany State University

Albany, GA

Albany State University ranked #20 on this year’s Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the small city of Albany, Albany State is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

Clinical Laboratory Science majors at Albany State take out an average of $24,777 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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With a ranking of #21, Alexandria Technical & Community College did quite well on this year’s best schools for clinical/medical laboratory science students working on their associate degree. Located in the town of Alexandria, ATCC is a public school with a small student population.

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#22

Miami Dade College

Miami, FL

Miami Dade College landed the #22 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best associate degree clinical/medical laboratory science programs. MDC is a fairly large public school located in the city of Miami.

On average, clinical laboratory science graduates from MDC take out $19,184 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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University of Alaska Anchorage ranked #23 on this year’s Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate Degree Trade Schools list. UAA is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Anchorage.

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Southwest Tennessee Community College ranked #24 on this year’s Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the city of Memphis, Southwest is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

While working on their Associate Degree, clinical laboratory science majors at Southwest accumulate an average of around $14,012 in student debt.

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#25

Bismarck State College

Bismarck, ND

Bismarck State College ranked #25 on this year’s Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the city of Bismarck, BSC is a public college with a small student population.

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Rest of the Top Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate Degree Trade Schools

#29

Dutchess Community College

Poughkeepsie, NY
#30

Shoreline Community College

Shoreline, WA
#31

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI
#32

Phoenix College

Phoenix, AZ
#35

Kankakee Community College

Kankakee, IL

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science students that almost earned our Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate Degree Trade Schools award.

Rank College Location
36 University of Saint Francis - Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, IN
37 Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
38 Seward County Community College Liberal, KS
39 Oakton Community College Des Plaines, IL
40 University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash College Blue Ash, OH
41 Southeast Community College Area Lincoln, NE
42 Saddleback College Mission Viejo, CA
43 Northern Virginia Community College Annandale, VA
44 Casper College Casper, WY
45 North Hennepin Community College Brooklyn Park, MN
46 Mitchell Technical College Mitchell, SD
47 Springfield Technical Community College Springfield, MA

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science by Region

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

One of 11 majors within the trade school area of study, clinical/medical laboratory science has other similar majors worth exploring.

Clinical Laboratory Science Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 6,713
Laboratory Technician 3,758
Laboratory Sciences & Medical Technology 3,695
Sterile Processing Technology/Technician 1,027
Other Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions 842
Renal/Dialysis Technologist/Technician 268
Blood Bank Technology Specialist 224
Histologic Technician 203
Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist 141
Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist 84
Cytogenetics/Genetics/Clinical Genetics Technology/Technologist 64
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technology/Technician 63
Hematology Technology 47

Majors Similar to Clinical Laboratory Science

Related Major Annual Graduates
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 86,912
Health & Medical Administrative Services 81,317
Allied Health Professions 81,167
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 77,593
Health Sciences & Services 31,648

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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