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Associate’s Degrees in Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)

3,710 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
An associate's degree in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) is offered at 503 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.4% of emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Majors

In 2018-2019, 3,710 earned their associate's degree in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic). This earns it the #12 spot on the list of the most popular associate's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 18,503
Undergraduate Certificate 6,305
Associate’s Degree 3,710
Bachelor’s Degree 323
Master’s Degree 11
Graduate Certificate 5

Earnings of Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Majors With Associate’s Degrees

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) students who are associate's degree holders.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degrees in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic). About 66.7% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,473
Women 1,237
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)

The racial-ethnic distribution of emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 41
Black or African American 146
Hispanic or Latino 591
White 2,668
International Students 13
Other Races/Ethnicities 251
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree Students

There are 503 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic). Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
91 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Each year, around 72,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 91 people received their associate's degree in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) from Ivy Tech Community College. About 55% of this group were women, and 4% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
77 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Broward College. Each year, around 38,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 77 associate's degrees were handed out to emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors at BC. Of these students, 32% were women and 60% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Pima Community College

Tucson, Arizona
48 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pima Community College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic). Each year, around 19,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) program at Pima Community College awarded 48 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 15% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Miami Dade College

Miami, Florida
46 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
91% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Miami Dade College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic). Each year, around 51,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 46 people received their associate's degree in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) from MDC. Around 91% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 24% were women.

#5

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, Florida
43 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Palm Beach State College. Each year, around 31,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) program at Palm Beach State College awarded 43 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 23% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Tidewater Community College

Norfolk, Virginia
40 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tidewater Community College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic). Roughly 19,000 attend the school each year. The emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) program at Tidewater Community College awarded 40 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 28% were women.

39 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Seminole State College of Florida comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic). Each year, around 17,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) program at Seminole State College of Florida awarded 39 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 31% were women.

39 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sinclair Community College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic). Each year, around 18,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 people received their associate's degree in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) from Sinclair Community College. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 15% were women.

39 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cuyahoga Community College District is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic). Roughly 23,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 associate's degrees were handed out to emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors at Cuyahoga Community College District. Of these students, 13% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Health Career Institute

West Palm Beach, Florida
38 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Health Career Institute comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic). Each year, around 600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 associate's degrees were handed out to emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors at Health Career Institute. About 13% of this group were women, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

36 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Pima Medical Institute - Mesa. Roughly 800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 36 associate's degrees were handed out to emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors at PMI Mesa. About 25% of this group were women, and 19% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Chemeketa Community College

Salem, Oregon
33 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Chemeketa Community College. Roughly 9,300 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 associate's degrees were handed out to emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors at Chemeketa Community College. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 27% were women.

#12

Mesa Community College

Mesa, Arizona
33 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Mesa Community College. Each year, around 20,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 people received their associate's degree in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) from Mesa Community College. About 12% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Century College - White Bear Lake

White Bear Lake, Minnesota
32 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Century College - White Bear Lake is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic). Roughly 8,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 associate's degrees were handed out to emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors at Century College - White Bear Lake. Of these students, 41% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Florida SouthWestern State College

Fort Myers, Florida
32 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Florida SouthWestern State College. Roughly 16,600 attend the school each year. The emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) program at Florida SouthWestern State College awarded 32 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 22% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Foothill College

Los Altos Hills, California
31 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Foothill College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic). Each year, around 15,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 associate's degrees were handed out to emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors at Foothill College. Of these students, 10% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

South Texas College

McAllen, Texas
31 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors who are seeking their associate's degree is South Texas College. Each year, around 33,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) program at South Texas College awarded 31 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 19% were women and 84% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Lenoir Community College

Kinston, North Carolina
30 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lenoir Community College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic). Each year, around 2,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) program at Lenoir Community College awarded 30 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 33% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

29 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Paradise Valley Community College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic). Roughly 7,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 people received their associate's degree in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) from Paradise Valley Community College. About 10% of this group were women, and 41% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Pierpont Community and Technical College

Fairmont, West Virginia
28 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pierpont Community and Technical College is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic). Each year, around 1,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 associate's degrees were handed out to emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors at Pierpont Community and Technical College. Of these students, 46% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

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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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