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2021 Most Popular Online Health Sciences & Services Schools

109 Colleges
$34,571 Avg Salary
$24,129 Avg Student Debt

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.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Healthcare Degree Search has developed this Most Popular Online Health Sciences & Services Schools ranking. This report analyzed 109 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 health science majors pursuing an online .

#1

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

Our analysis found Kaplan University-Indianapolis to be the most popular school for health sciences and services students who want to pursue an online degree in the United States. Located in the city of Indianapolis, Kaplan University-Indianapolis is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Out of the 109 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Missouri - Columbia landed the # 2 spot on the list. Mizzou is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Columbia.

After completing their degree, health science graduates from Mizzou carry an average student debtload of $22,325. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $232.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Southern New Hampshire University. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Most Popular Online Health Sciences & Services Schools list. Located in the midsize suburb of Manchester, SNHU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that health science majors at SNHU take out is $11,001. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $114.

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#4

Charter College

Vancouver, WA

The excellent online programs at Charter 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. Charter College is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Vancouver.

On average, health science graduates from Charter College take out $20,999 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $218, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The excellent online programs at Trident University International helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best health sciences and services schools in the United States. Located in the large suburb of Cypress, TUI is a private for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

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Florida Gulf Coast University landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best health sciences and services programs. FGCU is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Fort Myers.

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#7

Mercy College

Dobbs Ferry, NY

Mercy College ranked #7 on this year’s Most Popular Online Health Sciences & Services Schools list. Mercy is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Dobbs Ferry.

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With a ranking of #8, The University of West Florida did quite well on this year’s best schools for health sciences and services students. UWF is a fairly large public school located in the city of Pensacola.

Health Science majors at UWF take out an average of $20,875 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $217.

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University of the Incarnate Word ranked #9 on this year’s Most Popular Online Health Sciences & Services Schools list. Located in the large city of San Antonio, UIW is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

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#9

Walden University

Minneapolis, MN

Walden University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for health sciences and services students. It came in at #9 on the list. Walden University is a very large private for-profit school located in the large city of Minneapolis.

While working on their degree, health science majors at Walden University accumulate an average of around $37,500 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $389.

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#11

Misericordia University

Dallas, PA

Misericordia University came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Health Sciences & Services Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Dallas, Misericordia University is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#12

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD

University of South Dakota landed the #12 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best health sciences and services programs. Located in the distant town of Vermillion, USD is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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With a ranking of #13, American College of Healthcare Sciences did quite well on this year’s best schools for health sciences and services students. American College of Healthcare Sciences is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the large city of Portland.

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West Texas A&M University landed the #14 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best health sciences and services programs. West Texas A&M University is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Canyon.

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NorthWest Arkansas Community College ranked #14 on this year’s Most Popular Online Health Sciences & Services Schools list. Located in the city of Bentonville, NWACC is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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Azusa Pacific University College landed the #16 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best health sciences and services programs. Located in the suburb of San Dimas, Azusa Pacific's University College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Health Sciences & Services students that almost earned our Most Popular Online Health Sciences & Services Schools award.

Rank College Location
17 Idaho State University Pocatello, ID
18 A T Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville, MO
18 Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, FL
20 University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO
21 Husson University Bangor, ME

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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.

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