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2021 Best Value Alternative Medicine & Systems Schools

Identifying Quality Schools at More Affordable Prices

46 Colleges
$14,472 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$23,207 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Alternative Medicine & Systems School for You

Alternative Medicine & Systems is the #21 most popular major in the country with 3,576 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

Today's healthcare students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

The Best Value Alternative Medicine & Systems Schools ranking is one of many tools that Healthcare Degree Search has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 46 schools in the United States to see which programs offered the best value experiences for alternative medicine students with the aim of identifying those quality schools that are more affordable than some of their counterparts.

When determining this ranking, we place a high emphasis on the school's quality as well as its sticker price. Even though a college may be affordable, it may not offer value. More specifically, we discount our quality score by the published tuition and fees charged by a school. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The value is determined by how much quality your dollar buys.

Our calculations use out-of-state tuition and fees in our nationwide and regional rankings. Average in-state tuition and fees are used for our statewide rankings.

2021 Best Value Alternative Medicine & Systems Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Value Alternative Medicine & Systems Colleges.

Top 10 Best Alternative Medicine & Systems Schools

$4,752 Average Tuition & Fees

Our 2021 rankings named University of New Mexico - Taos Campus the best value school in the United States for alternative medicine and systems students. UNM Taos is a small public school located in the rural area of Ranchos de Taos.

UNM Taos undergraduate students pay an average of $4,752 in tuition and fees each year.

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$5,207 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Anoka-Ramsey Community College. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Value Alternative Medicine & Systems Schools list. Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of Coon Rapids.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus are $5,207 per year.

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$15,810 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Value Alternative Medicine & Systems Schools list. New York Institute of Chinese Medicine is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Mineola.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at New York Institute of Chinese Medicine are $15,810 per year.

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#4

Ashford University

San Diego, CA
$12,400 Average Tuition & Fees

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Ashford University is a great value for alternative medicine and systems students. Ashford University is a very large private for-profit school located in the city of San Diego.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Ashford University are $12,400 per year. Alternative Medicine majors at Ashford University take out an average of $38,601 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $401, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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$5,545 Average Tuition & Fees

The excellent programs at Minneapolis Community and Technical College helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best alternative medicine and systems schools in the United States. Located in the city of Minneapolis, Minneapolis Community and Technical College is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Minneapolis Community and Technical College are $5,545 a year.

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$5,820 Average Tuition & Fees

Universidad del Turabo came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Alternative Medicine & Systems Schools ranking. Universidad del Turabo is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Gurabo.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Universidad del Turabo are $5,820 a year.

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Southern California University of Health Sciences landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value alternative medicine and systems programs. Located in the suburb of Whittier, SCU is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at SCU are $12,423 per year. Alternative Medicine majors at SCU take out an average of $63,510 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $736, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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$20,980 Average Tuition & Fees

California Institute of Integral Studies did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for alternative medicine and systems students. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the large city of San Francisco, CIIS is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at CIIS are $20,980 per year. While working on their degree, alternative medicine majors at CIIS accumulate an average of around $151,518 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $1,766, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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$9,791 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #9, Pacific College of Health and Science did quite well on this year’s best value schools for alternative medicine and systems students. Located in the city of San Diego, Pacific College San Diego is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

Pacific College San Diego undergraduate students pay an average of $9,791 in tuition and fees each year.

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$14,235 Average Tuition & Fees

New York College of Health Professions did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for alternative medicine and systems students. It came in at #10 on the list. New York College of Health Professions is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Syosset.

New York College of Health Professions undergraduate students pay an average of $14,235 in tuition and fees each year.

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Alternative Medicine & Systems by Region

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

One of 34 majors within the healthcare area of study, alternative medicine and systems has other similar majors worth exploring.

Alternative Medicine Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 2,067
General Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems 413
Naturopathic Medicine/Naturopathy 390
Holistic Health 369
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Herbology 169
Ayurvedic Medicine/Ayurveda 98
Other Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems 70

Related Major Annual Graduates
Nursing 305,309
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 99,641
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 93,192
Allied Health Professions 86,697
Health & Medical Administrative Services 82,868

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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Aphiwat chuangchoem.

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