Associate’s Degrees in Alternative Medicine & Systems
Education Levels of Alternative Medicine Majors
In 2018-2019, 87 associate's degrees were awarded to alternative medicine majors. This earns it the #19 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 alternative medicine at each degree level.
|Education Level||Number of Grads|
Earnings of Alternative Medicine Majors With Associate’s Degrees
The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in alternative medicine is $19,400. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.
A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $19,400 and the high is $19,400.
The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in alternative medicine is $16,125. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.
The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $23,448 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $14,732.
More women than men pursue their associate's degree in alternative medicine. About 92.0% of graduates with this degree are female.
|Gender||Number of Grads|
The racial-ethnic distribution of alternative medicine associate’s degree students is as follows:
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||3|
|Hispanic or Latino||2|
Most Popular Alternative Medicine Programs for Associate’s Degrees
There are 8 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in alternative medicine. Learn more about the most popular 8 below:
American College of Healthcare Sciences tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for alternative medicine majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Each year, around 700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,280 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,720 per year.
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 53 people received their associate's degree in alternative medicine from American College of Healthcare Sciences. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.
Front Range Community College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in alternative medicine. Roughly 19,200 attend the school each year. The alternative medicine program at Front Range Community College awarded 17 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 94% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.
Anoka-Ramsey Community College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in alternative medicine. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 associate's degrees were handed out to alternative medicine majors at Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus. About 100% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.
The 4th most popular school in the country for alternative medicine majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Red Rocks Community College. Roughly 7,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,574 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,082 per year.
For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 associate's degrees were handed out to alternative medicine majors at Red Rocks Community College.
Trinidad State Junior College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in alternative medicine. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their associate's degree in alternative medicine from Trinidad State Junior College.
The 6th most popular school in the country for alternative medicine majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 associate's degrees were handed out to alternative medicine majors at SWIHA.
Alternative Medicine Focus Areas
|Major||Annual Degrees Awarded|
|Alternative Medicine & Systems||53|
Explore Major by State
Below are some popular majors that are similar to alternative medicine that offer associate’s degrees.
|Major||Annual Degrees Awarded|
|Allied Health Services||28,714|
|Allied Health Professions||28,069|
|Health/Medical Admin Services||17,600|
|Dental Support Services||7,349|
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
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