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2021 Most Popular Online Alternative Medicine & Systems Schools

13 Colleges
$23,207 Avg Salary
$98,121 Avg Student Debt

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.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Healthcare Degree Search has created the Most Popular Online Alternative Medicine & Systems Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 13 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular online programs for healthcare students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for alternative medicine majors pursuing an online .

Our analysis found Pacific College of Health and Science to be the most popular school for alternative medicine and systems students who want to pursue an online degree in the United States. Located in the city of San Diego, Pacific College San Diego is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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The excellent online programs at American College of Healthcare Sciences helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best alternative medicine and systems schools in the United States. Located in the large city of Portland, American College of Healthcare Sciences is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

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#3

Everglades University

Boca Raton, FL

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Everglades University. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Most Popular Online Alternative Medicine & Systems Schools list. Everglades U is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Boca Raton.

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#4

Ashford University

San Diego, CA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Ashford University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Alternative Medicine & Systems Schools list. Ashford University is a very large private for-profit school located in the city of San Diego.

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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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Alternative Medicine & Systems Schools list. Located in the city of Tempe, SWIHA is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

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With a ranking of #6, Western Michigan University did quite well on this year’s best schools for alternative medicine and systems students. Located in the city of Kalamazoo, WMU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#6

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for alternative medicine and systems students. It came in at #6 on the list. Drexel is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Philadelphia.

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With a ranking of #8, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences did quite well on this year’s best schools for alternative medicine and systems students. MCPHS University is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston.

The average amount in student loans that alternative medicine majors at MCPHS University take out is $101,312. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $1,180.

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Maharishi International University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Alternative Medicine & Systems Schools ranking. MIU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the remote town of Fairfield.

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Huntington College of Health Sciences did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for alternative medicine and systems students. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the large suburb of Knoxville, Huntington College of Health Sciences is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
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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 13 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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