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2021 Best Value Health Sciences & Services Schools

Highlighting Quality Schools With More Affordable Pricing

463 Colleges
$6,727 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$34,571 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Health Sciences & Services School for You

With 25,948 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, health sciences and services is the #10 most popular major in the United States.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for healthcare students. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

The Best Value Health Sciences & Services Schools ranking is one of many tools that Healthcare Degree Search has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 463 schools in the United States to see which programs offered the best value experiences for health science students with the aim of identifying those quality schools that are more affordable than some of their counterparts.

This ranking is not just a list of inexpensive schools. We also consider each school's quality, since we believe a low-quality school may not be a 'bargain' at any price. Specifically, our score for quality is discounted by the published tuition and fees charged by the given college. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The more quality your dollar buys, the better the value.

For nationwide and regional rankings, we use out-of-state tuition and fees in our calculations. For statewide rankings, we use average in-state tuition and fees.

2021 Best Value Health Sciences & Services Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Value Health Sciences & Services Colleges.

Top 25 Best Schools for Affordable Quality in Health Science

#1

Otterbein University

Westerville, OH

Our analysis found Otterbein University to be the best value school for health sciences and services students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. Otterbein is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Westerville.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Otterbein are $32,474 a year. Health Science majors at Otterbein take out an average of $26,000 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $270.

Otterbein excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Health Sciences & Services Schools list.

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$3,938 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Alvin Community College. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Value Health Sciences & Services Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Alvin, Alvin is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Alvin are $3,938 a year.

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$2,984 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Clovis Community College. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Value Health Sciences & Services Schools list. Clovis Community College is a small public school located in the remote town of Clovis.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Clovis Community College are $2,984 per year.

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$5,040 Average Tuition & Fees

The excellent programs at San Jacinto Community College helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best health sciences and services schools in the United States. Located in the suburb of Pasadena, San Jacinto College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at San Jacinto College are $5,040 per year.

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$4,812 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend South Arkansas Community College. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Value Health Sciences & Services Schools list. SouthArk is a small public school located in the town of El Dorado.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at SouthArk are $4,812 per year.

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#6

North Seattle College

Seattle, WA

North Seattle College came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Health Sciences & Services Schools ranking. North Seattle is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Seattle.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at North Seattle are $4,625 per year.

In addition to its great value ranking, North Seattle is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Health Sciences & Services Schools list.

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#7

Southeast Technical Institute

Sioux Falls, SD

With a ranking of #7, Southeast Technical Institute did quite well on this year’s best value schools for health sciences and services students. Southeast Technical Institute is a small public school located in the rural area of Sioux Falls.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Southeast Technical Institute are $6,448 a year.

Southeast Technical Institute also claimed a spot on our Best Health Sciences & Services Schools list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

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Trident University International came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Health Sciences & Services Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Cypress, TUI is a private for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

TUI undergraduate students pay an average of $9,240 in tuition and fees each year.

On top of its placing in our value ranking, TUI also did well on our Best Health Sciences & Services Schools list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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$5,014 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #9, Collin County Community College District did quite well on this year’s best value schools for health sciences and services students. Collin County Community College District is a very large public school located in the medium-sized suburb of McKinney.

Collin County Community College District undergraduate students pay an average of $5,014 in tuition and fees each year.

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#10

Garden City Community College

Garden City, KS
$3,874 Average Tuition & Fees

Garden City Community College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Health Sciences & Services Schools ranking. Garden City Community College is a small public school located in the town of Garden City.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Garden City Community College are $3,874 per year.

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$4,432 Average Tuition & Fees

NorthWest Arkansas Community College landed the #11 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value health sciences and services programs. Located in the small city of Bentonville, NWACC is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at NWACC are $4,432 a year.

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$5,268 Average Tuition & Fees

Houston Community College landed the #12 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value health sciences and services programs. Houston Community College is a very large public school located in the large city of Houston.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Houston Community College are $5,268 per year.

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#13

Worcester State University

Worcester, MA
$16,241 Average Tuition & Fees

Worcester State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for health sciences and services students. It came in at #13 on the list. Located in the medium-sized city of Worcester, Worcester State is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Worcester State are $16,241 a year.

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#14

Savannah Technical College

Savannah, GA
$5,422 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #14, Savannah Technical College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for health sciences and services students. Located in the medium-sized city of Savannah, Savannah Tech is a public college with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Savannah Tech are $5,422 per year.

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#15

Century College - White Bear Lake

White Bear Lake, MN
$5,578 Average Tuition & Fees

Century College - White Bear Lake ranked #15 on this year’s Best Value Health Sciences & Services Schools list. Century College - White Bear Lake is a moderately-sized public school located in the large suburb of White Bear Lake.

Century College - White Bear Lake undergraduate students pay an average of $5,578 in tuition and fees each year.

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#16

Camden County College

Blackwood, NJ
$4,440 Average Tuition & Fees

Camden County College came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Health Sciences & Services Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Blackwood, Camden County College is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Camden County College are $4,440 a year.

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$4,545 Average Tuition & Fees

Metropolitan Community College ranked #17 on this year’s Best Value Health Sciences & Services Schools list. Located in the large city of Omaha, MCC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at MCC are $4,545 a year.

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#18

North Hennepin Community College

Brooklyn Park, MN
$4,566 Average Tuition & Fees

North Hennepin Community College ranked #18 on this year’s Best Value Health Sciences & Services Schools list. North Hennepin Community College is a moderately-sized public school located in the large suburb of Brooklyn Park.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at North Hennepin Community College are $4,566 per year.

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#19

Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Coon Rapids, MN
$5,207 Average Tuition & Fees

Anoka-Ramsey Community College came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Health Sciences & Services Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Coon Rapids, Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus are $5,207 a year.

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$6,052 Average Tuition & Fees

Raritan Valley Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for health sciences and services students. It came in at #20 on the list. Located in the rural area of Branchburg, RVCC is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at RVCC are $6,052 a year.

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$5,716 Average Tuition & Fees

Northland Community and Technical College landed the #21 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value health sciences and services programs. Northland Community and Technical College is a small public school located in the remote town of Thief River Falls.

Northland Community and Technical College undergraduate students pay an average of $5,716 in tuition and fees each year.

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$5,654 Average Tuition & Fees

Northwest Technical College came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Health Sciences & Services Schools ranking. NTC is a fairly small public school located in the town of Bemidji.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at NTC are $5,654 per year. Health Science majors at NTC take out an average of $14,601 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $152, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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$5,538 Average Tuition & Fees

St Cloud Technical and Community College ranked #23 on this year’s Best Value Health Sciences & Services Schools list. St Cloud Technical and Community College is a small public school located in the small city of Saint Cloud.

St Cloud Technical and Community College undergraduate students pay an average of $5,538 in tuition and fees each year. On average, health science graduates from St Cloud Technical and Community College take out $17,691 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $184.

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#24

Rogue Community College

Grants Pass, OR
$5,616 Average Tuition & Fees

Rogue Community College landed the #24 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value health sciences and services programs. Rogue Community College is a small public school located in the rural area of Grants Pass.

Rogue Community College undergraduate students pay an average of $5,616 in tuition and fees each year.

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$5,462 Average Tuition & Fees

Georgia Northwestern Technical College came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Health Sciences & Services Schools ranking. Georgia Northwestern Technical College is a medium-sized public school located in the small city of Rome.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Georgia Northwestern Technical College are $5,462 a year. While working on their degree, health science majors at Georgia Northwestern Technical College accumulate an average of around $4,675 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $49, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Rest of the Top Best Value Health Sciences & Services Schools

#27

Moraine Park Technical College

Fond du Lac, WI
#28

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, GA
#29

United States University

San Diego, CA
#31

Washtenaw Community College

Ann Arbor, MI
#32

Normandale Community College

Bloomington, MN
#34

National Park College

Hot Springs, AR
#35

Ogeechee Technical College

Statesboro, GA
#37

Southern Maine Community College

South Portland, ME
#38

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, CA
#39

Butler Community College

El Dorado, KS
#40

Finger Lakes Community College

Canandaigua, NY
#40

South Central College

North Mankato, MN
#43

College of the Canyons

Santa Clarita, CA
#43

Foothill College

Los Altos Hills, CA
#46

Saint Paul College

Saint Paul, MN
#49

Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, LA
#49

North Arkansas College

Harrison, AR

Additional Award Winners

This section shows the remainder of the schools awarded a Best Value Health Sciences & Services Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 463 different United States health sciences and services schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
49 Cypress College Cypress, CA
52 Santa Fe Community College Santa Fe, NM
53 Itasca Community College Grand Rapids, MN
54 University of Minnesota - Rochester Rochester, MN
55 Rowan College at Gloucester County Sewell, NJ
56 Northern Wyoming Community College District Sheridan, WY
57 College of the Ouachitas Malvern, AR
58 University of Minnesota - Crookston Crookston, MN
58 Casper College Casper, WY
60 Rowan College at Burlington County Mount Laurel, NJ
61 Mid-State Technical College Wisconsin Rapids, WI
62 Queensborough Community College Bayside, NY
63 Black River Technical College Pocahontas, AR
64 Wilmington University New Castle, DE
65 North Georgia Technical College Clarkesville, GA
66 West Texas A&M University Canyon, TX
67 Cuesta College San Luis Obispo, CA
67 Columbus Technical College Columbus, GA
69 Temple College Temple, TX

Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Value Health Sciences & Services Schools award.

Rank College Location
70 Creighton University Omaha, NE
71 University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD
72 Rasmussen College-Kansas Topeka, KS
72 Kennebec Valley Community College Fairfield, ME
74 Clarkson College Omaha, NE
75 Bellevue College Bellevue, WA
76 Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Provo, UT
77 Holyoke Community College Holyoke, MA
78 Hudson County Community College Jersey City, NJ
79 Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, CA
80 Lehigh Carbon Community College Schnecksville, PA
81 Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City Kansas City, MO
82 College of Western Idaho Nampa, ID
83 Union County College Cranford, NJ
84 University of Wisconsin - River Falls River Falls, WI
85 Excelsior College Albany, NY
86 Ventura College Ventura, CA
87 Ozarka College Melbourne, AR
88 New York College of Health Professions Syosset, NY
89 Rasmussen College - Florida Ocala, FL
90 National University La Jolla, CA
91 Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg, PA
92 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse, WI

Health Sciences & Services by Region

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

Health Sciences & Services is one of 34 different types of healthcare programs to choose from.

Health Science Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 21,078
General Health & Wellness 4,870

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 Sandra M. Palumbo.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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