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Undergraduate Certificates in Alternative Medicine & Systems

131 Yearly Graduations
$16,850 Median Salary
$8,442 Median Debt
There are 14 schools in the United States where you can get your undergraduate certificate in alternative medicine. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 27% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Education Levels of Alternative Medicine Majors

In 2018-2019, 131 earned their undergraduate certificate in alternative medicine. This makes it the 15th most popular undergraduate certificate 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 Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in alternative medicine is $16,850. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $14,225 to a high of $19,475.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in alternative medicine is $8,442. 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, $13,688 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $7,387.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $88.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in alternative medicine. About 87.0% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 17
Women 114
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Alternative Medicine

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 10
Black or African American 15
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 83
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 15
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Alternative Medicine Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 14 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in alternative medicine. Learn more about the most popular 14 below:

38 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
5% 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 undergraduate certificate. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 undergraduate certificates were handed out to alternative medicine majors at American College of Healthcare Sciences. About 97% of this group were women, and 5% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Icohs-College

San-Diego, California
21 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Icohs-College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in alternative medicine. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. The alternative medicine program at Icohs-College awarded 21 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

13 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for alternative medicine majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is American Institute of Alternative Medicine. Roughly 300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,274 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,654 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their undergraduate certificate in alternative medicine from AIAM. About 85% of this group were women, and 23% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

The Institute of Beauty and Wellness

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
12 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The Institute of Beauty and Wellness is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in alternative medicine. The alternative medicine program at The Institute of Beauty and Wellness awarded 12 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 100% were women and 58% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

10 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southwest Institute of Healing Arts comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in alternative medicine. Each year, around 1,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their undergraduate certificate in alternative medicine from SWIHA. About 90% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Front Range Community College

Westminster, Colorado
8 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Front Range Community College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in alternative medicine. The alternative medicine program at Front Range Community College awarded 8 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 100% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

7 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Midwest College of Oriental Medicine - Racine is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in alternative medicine. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,795 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,375 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 undergraduate certificates were handed out to alternative medicine majors at MCOM - Racine. Of these students, 100% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

6 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Midwest College of Oriental Medicine - Evanston is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in alternative medicine. Each year, around 0 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,795 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,375 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 undergraduate certificates were handed out to alternative medicine majors at MCOM - Evanston. Of these students, 33% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Bellus Academy - Poway

Poway, California
6 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bellus Academy - Poway comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in alternative medicine. Roughly 300 attend the school each year. The alternative medicine program at Bellus Academy - Poway awarded 6 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 50% of this group were women, and 83% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Aveda Institute - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
6 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Aveda Institute - Madison is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in alternative medicine. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 undergraduate certificates were handed out to alternative medicine majors at Aveda Institute - Madison. Of these students, 100% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 11th most popular school in the country for alternative medicine majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,250 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,673 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their undergraduate certificate in alternative medicine from Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine. Of these students, 100% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Alternative Medicine Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Holistic Health 45
Alternative Medicine & Systems 38
Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine 30
Ayurvedic Medicine/Ayurveda 18

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Allied Health Services 48,726
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 44,340
Health/Medical Admin Services 16,916
Allied Health Professions 13,537
Dental Support Services 10,602

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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