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

Highlighting Quality Schools With More Affordable Pricing

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$5,179 Avg Tuition & Fees*
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Finding the Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate's Degree School for You

In 2018-2019, 68,235 health and medical administrative services students received their degrees and certificates, making the major the #5 most popular in the country.

Today's trade school students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Trade College Search has developed this Best Value Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate's Degree Schools ranking. This report analyzed 571 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best value associate's degree programs for health and medical administrative services students. The goal was to highlight schools with more affordable prices than others offering similar quality experiences.

Our ranking of value is based on the quality of a program as defined in our per sticker price dollar. 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.

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

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

Check out the health and medical administrative services 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 Health & Medical Administrative Services

Our 2021 rankings named Hutchinson Community College the best value school in the United States for health and medical administrative services students working on their associate’s degree. Hutchinson Community College is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Hutchinson.

Hutchinson Community College undergraduate students pay an average of $4,350 in tuition and fees each year. The average amount in student loans that health and medical administrative services majors at Hutchinson Community College take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $15,028. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $140, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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

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The excellent associate’s degree programs at Southeast Community College Area helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best value health and medical administrative services schools in the United States. Located in the city of Lincoln, Southeast Community College is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Southeast Community College are $3,096 per year. While working on their Associate's Degree, health and medical administrative services majors at Southeast Community College accumulate an average of around $20,861 in student debt.

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

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Out of the 571 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Metropolitan Community College landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the city of Omaha, MCC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at MCC are $4,545 per year. While working on their Associate's Degree, health and medical administrative services majors at MCC accumulate an average of around $12,383 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $110, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Minnesota State Community and Technical College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Value Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Schools list. M State is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Fergus Falls.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at M State are $5,560 per year. While working on their Associate's Degree, health and medical administrative services majors at M State accumulate an average of around $22,933 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $248.

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

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#5

Central Community College

Grand Island, NE

Out of the 571 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Central Community College landed the # 5 spot on the list. Central Community College is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Grand Island.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Central Community College are $4,500 a year. After completing their Associate's Degree, health and medical administrative services graduates from Central Community College carry an average student debtload of $9,891.

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College of the Mainland

Texas City, TX

College of the Mainland did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for health and medical administrative services students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #6 on the list. COM is a small public school located in the midsize suburb of Texas City.

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

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With a ranking of #7, Northcentral Technical College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for health and medical administrative services students working on their associate’s degree. North Central Technical College is a medium-sized public school located in the small city of Wausau.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at North Central Technical College are $5,247 per year. On average, health and medical administrative services graduates from North Central Technical College take out $15,827 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $125, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

In addition to its great value ranking, North Central Technical College is in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list.

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Alexandria Technical & Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for health and medical administrative services students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #8 on the list. ATCC is a small public school located in the remote town of Alexandria.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at ATCC are $5,565 a year.

On top of its placing in our value ranking, ATCC also did well on our Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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Meridian Community College landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value associate’s degree health and medical administrative services programs. Located in the town of Meridian, MCC is a public school with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at MCC are $4,258 a year.

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Anoka Technical College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Anoka Technical College is a small public school located in the suburb of Anoka.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Anoka Technical College are $5,734 a year. The average amount in student loans that health and medical administrative services majors at Anoka Technical College take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $20,762. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $197, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

In addition to its great value ranking, Anoka Technical College is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list.

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#11

Moraine Park Technical College

Fond du Lac, WI

Moraine Park Technical College landed the #11 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value associate’s degree health and medical administrative services programs. Moraine Park Technical College is a small public school located in the city of Fond du Lac.

Moraine Park Technical College undergraduate students pay an average of $5,885 in tuition and fees each year. Health & Medical Administrative Services majors at Moraine Park Technical College take out an average of $9,906 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $91.

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#11

Highland Community College

Highland, KS

Highland Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for health and medical administrative services students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #11 on the list. Highland Community College is a small public school located in the rural area of Highland.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Highland Community College are $3,711 a year.

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#13

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, AL

Columbia Southern University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for health and medical administrative services students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #13 on the list. Columbia Southern University is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the fringe town of Orange Beach.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Columbia Southern University are $5,655 a year. While working on their Associate's Degree, health and medical administrative services majors at Columbia Southern University accumulate an average of around $17,223 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $156.

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Camden County College

Blackwood, NJ

Camden County College landed the #14 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value associate’s degree health and medical administrative services programs. Located in the suburb of Blackwood, Camden County College is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

Camden County College undergraduate students pay an average of $4,440 in tuition and fees each year. After completing their Associate's Degree, health and medical administrative services graduates from Camden County College carry an average student debtload of $12,628.

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Southeast Technical Institute

Sioux Falls, SD

Southeast Technical Institute ranked #15 on this year’s Best Value Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Schools list. Southeast Technical Institute is a small public school located in the rural area of Sioux Falls.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Southeast Technical Institute are $6,448 per year. The average amount in student loans that health and medical administrative services majors at Southeast Technical Institute take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $17,407. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $208, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Southeast Technical Institute also is in the top 5% of our Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking.

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With a ranking of #16, Rochester Community and Technical College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for health and medical administrative services students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the city of Rochester, Rochester Community and Technical College is a public school with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Rochester Community and Technical College are $6,554 per year. While working on their Associate's Degree, health and medical administrative services majors at Rochester Community and Technical College accumulate an average of around $23,090 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $218.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Rochester Community and Technical College also is in the top 15% of our Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking.

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#17

Century College - White Bear Lake

White Bear Lake, MN

Century College - White Bear Lake ranked #17 on this year’s Best Value Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Schools list. Century College - White Bear Lake is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of White Bear Lake.

Century College - White Bear Lake undergraduate students pay an average of $5,578 in tuition and fees each year.

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

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#18

Shoreline Community College

Shoreline, WA

Shoreline Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for health and medical administrative services students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #18 on the list. Shoreline Community College is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Shoreline.

Shoreline Community College undergraduate students pay an average of $6,744 in tuition and fees each year. Health & Medical Administrative Services majors at Shoreline Community College take out an average of $18,344 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree.

In addition to its great value ranking, Shoreline Community College is in the top 5% of all schools on our Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list.

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Minnesota State College Southeast landed the #19 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value associate’s degree health and medical administrative services programs. MSC Southeast is a small public school located in the town of Winona.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at MSC Southeast are $5,686 per year.

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St Cloud Technical and Community College landed the #20 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value associate’s degree health and medical administrative services programs. St Cloud Technical and Community College is a small public school located in the small city of Saint Cloud.

St Cloud Technical and Community College undergraduate students pay an average of $5,538 in tuition and fees each year. After completing their Associate's Degree, health and medical administrative services graduates from St Cloud Technical and Community College carry an average student debtload of $14,746. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $135.

In addition to its great value ranking, St Cloud Technical and Community College is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list.

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North Dakota State College of Science landed the #21 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value associate’s degree health and medical administrative services programs. Located in the distant town of Wahpeton, North Dakota State College of Science is a public college with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at North Dakota State College of Science are $6,222 a year. After completing their Associate's Degree, health and medical administrative services graduates from North Dakota State College of Science carry an average student debtload of $21,506.

North Dakota State College of Science also claimed a spot on our Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools in this category.

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Chippewa Valley Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for health and medical administrative services students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #22 on the list. Located in the small city of Eau Claire, CVTC is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at CVTC are $6,481 a year. While working on their Associate's Degree, health and medical administrative services majors at CVTC accumulate an average of around $24,338 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $258, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

On top of its placing in our value ranking, CVTC also did well on our Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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Spokane Community College came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Spokane, Spokane Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Spokane Community College are $4,881 per year. While working on their Associate's Degree, health and medical administrative services majors at Spokane Community College accumulate an average of around $17,491 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $156.

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Neosho County Community College ranked #24 on this year’s Best Value Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Schools list. Neosho County Community College is a small public school located in the remote town of Chanute.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Neosho County Community College are $3,904 a year.

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Collin County Community College District did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for health and medical administrative services students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #25 on the list. Collin County Community College District is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized suburb of McKinney.

Collin County Community College District undergraduate students pay an average of $5,014 in tuition and fees each year. On average, health and medical administrative services graduates from Collin County Community College District take out $25,366 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $271, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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

#26

San Juan College

Farmington, NM
#29

Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, MN
#31

Lee College

Baytown, TX
#33

Ridgewater College

Willmar, MN
#35

Umpqua Community College

Roseburg, OR
#40

Lakeshore Technical College

Cleveland, WI
#42

Lower Columbia College

Longview, WA
#43

Galveston College

Galveston, TX
#46

Western Technical College

La Crosse, WI
#50

Midland College

Midland, TX

Additional Award Winners

This list represents the remainder of the colleges awarded a Best Value Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 571 different United States health and medical administrative services schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Fox Valley Technical College Appleton, WI
52 McLennan Community College Waco, TX
53 Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati, OH
54 University of Arkansas Community College - Batesville Batesville, AR
55 Western Iowa Tech Community College Sioux City, IA
56 Highline College Des Moines, WA
57 Tyler Junior College Tyler, TX
58 West Georgia Technical College Waco, GA
59 Bismarck State College Bismarck, ND
60 Flint Hills Technical College Emporia, KS
61 Pitt Community College Winterville, NC
62 Ogeechee Technical College Statesboro, GA
63 Southwestern Illinois College Belleville, IL
64 Kennebec Valley Community College Fairfield, ME
65 El Paso Community College El Paso, TX
66 The University of Texas at Brownsville Brownsville, TX
67 Saint Paul College Saint Paul, MN
68 Schoolcraft College Livonia, MI
69 Lone Star College System The Woodlands, TX
70 Houston Community College Houston, TX
71 Pierce College-Puyallup Puyallup, WA
72 Yakima Valley College Yakima, WA
73 Sinclair Community College Dayton, OH
74 Central Lakes College - Brainerd Brainerd, MN
75 Hawkeye Community College Waterloo, IA
76 Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills, MI
77 Dakota County Technical College Rosemount, MN
78 Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin, GA
79 Cypress College Cypress, CA
80 Odessa College Odessa, TX
81 Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom Lakewood, WA
82 Del Mar College Corpus Christi, TX
82 Grantham University Lenexa, KS
84 Gateway Technical College Kenosha, WI
85 Rasmussen College - Florida Ocala, FL

Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
86 Southeastern Technical College Vidalia, GA
87 Raritan Valley Community College Branchburg, NJ
88 Hinds Community College Raymond, MS
89 Genesee Community College Batavia, NY
90 Southwestern Community College Sylva, NC
90 Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wesson, MS
92 Wayne County Community College District Detroit, MI
93 Waukesha County Technical College Pewaukee, WI
94 State Fair Community College Sedalia, MO
94 Big Bend Community College Moses Lake, WA
96 Portland Community College Portland, OR
97 Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield, MO
98 Northwest Mississippi Community College Senatobia, MS
99 Blackhawk Technical College Janesville, WI
100 Johnson County Community College Overland Park, KS
101 Forsyth Technical Community College Winston-Salem, NC
102 Tarrant County College District Fort Worth, TX
103 East Central College Union, MO
104 Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa, IA
105 Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg, PA
106 Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee, WI
107 City College of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
107 Guilford Technical Community College Jamestown, NC
109 New Mexico State University - Carlsbad Carlsbad, NM
110 Central Texas College Killeen, TX
110 Wallace State Community College, Hanceville Hanceville, AL
112 Normandale Community College Bloomington, MN
113 Vance-Granville Community College Henderson, NC
113 Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville, GA

Health & Medical Administrative Services by Region

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

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

Health & Medical Administrative Services Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Health Care Management 14,779
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 8,933
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary 8,765
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 8,610
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller 7,619
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 5,301
Medical Office Management/Administration 3,769
Hospital & Health Care Facilities Administration/Management 3,177
Health Information Management 2,233
Other Health & Medical Administrative Services 1,994
Medical/Health Management & Clinical Assistant/Specialist 1,258
Medical Reception/Receptionist 745
Long Term Care Administration/Management 269
Medical Office Computer Specialist/Assistant 268
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist 186
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk 182
Clinical Research Coordinator 101
Medical Staff Services Technology/Technician 28
Health/Medical Claims Examiner 14
Health Unit Manager/Ward Supervisor 4

Related Major Annual Graduates
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 99,166
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 93,189
Allied Health Professions 75,437
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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