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Bachelor’s Degrees in Alternative Medicine & Systems

401 Yearly Graduations
$24,900 Median Salary
$38,601 Median Debt
There are 11 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a bachelor's degree in alternative medicine. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 39% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.2% of alternative medicine graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Alternative Medicine Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 401 students earned their bachelor's degree in alternative medicine. This makes it the 17th most popular bachelor's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in alternative medicine at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,522
Doctor’s Degree 1,110
Bachelor’s Degree 401
Basic Certificate 243
Undergraduate Certificate 131
Associate’s Degree 87
Graduate Certificate 82

Earnings of Alternative Medicine Majors With Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in alternative medicine is $24,900. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $24,100 to a high of $27,050.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in alternative medicine is $38,601. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $40,651 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $30,564.

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The median monthly payment of a alternative medicine graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $401.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in alternative medicine. About 82.0% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 72
Women 329
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Alternative Medicine

The racial-ethnic distribution of alternative medicine bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 9
Black or African American 55
Hispanic or Latino 66
White 233
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 37
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Alternative Medicine Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 11 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in alternative medicine. Learn more about the most popular 11 below:

#1

Everglades University

Boca Raton, Florida
165 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Everglades University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for alternative medicine majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree. Each year, around 2,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,520 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,200 per year.

The alternative medicine program at Everglades University awarded 165 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 82% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Ashford University

San Diego, California
159 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ashford University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in alternative medicine. Roughly 32,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,060 per year.

The alternative medicine program at Ashford University awarded 159 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 75% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

44 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Metropolitan State University of Denver comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in alternative medicine. Each year, around 20,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,432 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,892 per year.

The alternative medicine program at Metropolitan State University of Denver awarded 44 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 98% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Johnson State College

Johnson, Vermont
19 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Johnson State College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in alternative medicine. Roughly 2,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,890 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their bachelor's degree in alternative medicine from Johnson State College. Of these students, 95% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Bastyr University

Kenmore, Washington
8 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for alternative medicine majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Bastyr University. Roughly 900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $26,820 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $30,900 per year.

The alternative medicine program at Bastyr University awarded 8 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Maharishi International University comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in alternative medicine. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $28,000 per year.

The alternative medicine program at Maharishi International University awarded 3 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 100% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

The College of Saint Scholastica

Duluth, Minnesota
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The College of Saint Scholastica comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in alternative medicine. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $37,622 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,986 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their bachelor's degree in alternative medicine from St. Scholastica.

#8

Pitzer College

Claremont, California
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Pitzer College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in alternative medicine. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their bachelor's degree in alternative medicine from Pitzer.

Alternative Medicine Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Holistic Health 180
Alternative Medicine & Systems 165
Other Alternative Medicine & Systems 45
Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine 8
Ayurvedic Medicine/Ayurveda 3

Below are some popular majors that are similar to alternative medicine that offer bachelor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing 154,540
Health/Medical Admin Services 17,317
Public Health 16,962
Health Sciences & Services 16,503
Communication Sciences 11,326

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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