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243 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A basic certificate in alternative medicine is offered at 12 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 35% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Education Levels of Alternative Medicine Majors

In 2018-2019, 243 earned their basic certificate in alternative medicine. This earns it the #16 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate 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
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 Basic Certificates

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 alternative medicine students who are basic certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in alternative medicine. About 93.8% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 15
Women 228
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Alternative Medicine

The racial-ethnic distribution of alternative medicine basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 12
Black or African American 21
Hispanic or Latino 33
White 145
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 32
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Alternative Medicine Basic Certificate Students

There are 12 colleges that offer a basic certificate in alternative medicine. Learn more about the most popular 12 below:

88 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

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 basic certificate. Roughly 700 attend the school each year. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 88 basic certificates were handed out to alternative medicine majors at American College of Healthcare Sciences. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 97% were women.

65 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern California University of Health Sciences is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in alternative medicine. Each year, around 1,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,947 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $37,006 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 65 basic certificates were handed out to alternative medicine majors at SCU. Of these students, 94% were women and 68% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Red Rocks Community College

Lakewood, Colorado
31 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Red Rocks Community College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in alternative medicine. Each year, around 7,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The alternative medicine program at Red Rocks Community College awarded 31 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 87% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Front Range Community College

Westminster, Colorado
22 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for alternative medicine majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Front Range Community College. Each year, around 19,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 people received their basic certificate in alternative medicine from FRCC. Of these students, 95% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

10 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Minneapolis Community and Technical College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in alternative medicine. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 basic certificates were handed out to alternative medicine majors at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. About 100% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

University of New Mexico - Taos Campus

Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico
10 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of New Mexico - Taos Campus comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in alternative medicine. Each year, around 1,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their basic certificate in alternative medicine from UNM Taos. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#7

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
7 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for alternative medicine majors who are seeking their basic certificate is University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Each year, around 25,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,091 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,543 per year.

The alternative medicine program at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee awarded 7 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 86% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

5 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Paradise Valley Community College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in alternative medicine. The alternative medicine program at Paradise Valley Community College awarded 5 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#9

Trinidad State Junior College

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

Trinidad State Junior College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in alternative medicine. The alternative medicine program at Trinidad State Junior College awarded 3 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Coon Rapids, Minnesota
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Anoka-Ramsey Community College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in alternative medicine. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 basic certificates were handed out to alternative medicine majors at Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus.

Alternative Medicine Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Alternative Medicine & Systems 105
Holistic Health 68
Ayurvedic Medicine/Ayurveda 65
Other Alternative Medicine & Systems 5

Below are some popular majors that are similar to alternative medicine that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 46,750
Allied Health Professions 22,739
Allied Health Services 20,455
Health/Medical Admin Services 16,402
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 9,861

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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