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Associate’s Degrees in Health Sciences & Services

5,261 Yearly Graduations
$30,600 Median Salary
$10,262 Median Debt
There are 227 schools in the United States where you can get your associate's degree in health science. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 53% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.6% of health science graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Health Science Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5,261 students earned their associate's degree in health science. This makes it the 6th most popular associate's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in health science at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 16,503
Associate’s Degree 5,261
Basic Certificate 1,577
Master’s Degree 1,111
Undergraduate Certificate 1,081
Doctor’s Degree 237
Graduate Certificate 178

Earnings of Health Science Majors With Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in health science is $30,600. 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 $28,300 to a high of $37,000.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in health science is $10,262. 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, $15,402 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $6,262.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $106.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in health science. About 77.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,178
Women 4,083
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Health Science

The racial-ethnic distribution of health science associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 361
Black or African American 780
Hispanic or Latino 1,257
White 2,215
International Students 83
Other Races/Ethnicities 565
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Health Science Associate's Degree Students

There are 227 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in health science. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
502 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central New Mexico Community College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for health science majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Each year, around 23,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 502 associate's degrees were handed out to health science majors at CNM. Around 69% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

#2

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana
357 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kaplan University-Indianapolis is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in health science. Each year, around 38,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,791 per year.

The health science program at Kaplan University-Indianapolis awarded 357 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 35% of this group were women, and 59% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, California
248 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Saddleback College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in health science. Each year, around 19,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 248 people received their associate's degree in health science from Saddleback College. Around 56% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

#4

Queensborough Community College

Bayside, New York
237 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Queensborough Community College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in health science. Each year, around 14,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 237 people received their associate's degree in health science from QCC. About 76% of this group were women, and 85% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Community College of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
188 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Community College of Philadelphia is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in health science. Roughly 15,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 188 associate's degrees were handed out to health science majors at Community College of Philadelphia. Of these students, 84% were women and 73% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

175 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rowan College at Gloucester County comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in health science. Roughly 6,900 attend the school each year. The health science program at Rowan College at Gloucester County awarded 175 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 83% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Charter College

Vancouver, Washington
172 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Charter College. Roughly 2,400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 172 associate's degrees were handed out to health science majors at Charter College. Around 51% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

#8

Weber State University

Ogden, Utah
142 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Weber State University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in health science. Each year, around 29,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,476 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 142 associate's degrees were handed out to health science majors at WSU. Of these students, 89% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

San Jacinto Community College

Pasadena, Texas
140 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Jacinto Community College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in health science. Roughly 32,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 140 people received their associate's degree in health science from San Jacinto College. Of these students, 86% were women and 82% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

127 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Borough of Manhattan Community College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in health science. Roughly 25,500 attend the school each year. The health science program at Borough of Manhattan Community College awarded 127 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 80% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

#11

Delaware County Community College

Media, Pennsylvania
120 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Delaware County Community College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in health science. Roughly 10,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 120 associate's degrees were handed out to health science majors at Delaware County Community College. Of these students, 57% were women and 59% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Washtenaw Community College

Ann Arbor, Michigan
111 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Washtenaw Community College. Each year, around 11,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The health science program at Washtenaw Community College awarded 111 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 76% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Carl Albert State College

Poteau, Oklahoma
99 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Carl Albert State College. Roughly 1,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 99 people received their associate's degree in health science from Carl Albert State College. Of these students, 79% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake City, Utah
97 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Salt Lake Community College. Each year, around 29,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The health science program at Salt Lake Community College awarded 97 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 67% of this group were women, and 19% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Roxbury Community College

Roxbury Crossing, Massachusetts
82 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
90% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Roxbury Community College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in health science. Roughly 1,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 82 associate's degrees were handed out to health science majors at Roxbury Community College. Of these students, 80% were women and 90% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Houston Community College

Houston, Texas
80 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
86% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Houston Community College. Each year, around 56,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 80 associate's degrees were handed out to health science majors at Houston Community College. Of these students, 91% were women and 86% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

San Joaquin Delta College

Stockton, California
77 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Joaquin Delta College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in health science. Each year, around 18,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 77 associate's degrees were handed out to health science majors at Delta. About 83% of this group were women, and 78% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

University of the Incarnate Word

San Antonio, Texas
75 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their associate's degree is University of the Incarnate Word. Each year, around 8,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,900 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,280 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 75 associate's degrees were handed out to health science majors at UIW. Of these students, 39% were women and 56% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Paris Junior College

Paris, Texas
71 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Paris Junior College. Roughly 4,800 attend the school each year. The health science program at Paris Junior College awarded 71 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 90% were women.

#20

Alvernia University

Reading, Pennsylvania
69 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Alvernia University. Each year, around 2,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $35,350 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,670 per year.

The health science program at Alvernia University awarded 69 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 23% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

Health Science Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General/Allied Health Sciences 4,501
General Health & Wellness 760

Below are some popular majors that are similar to health science that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing 83,213
Allied Health Services 28,714
Allied Health Professions 28,069
Health/Medical Admin Services 17,600
Dental Support Services 7,349

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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