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2021 Most Popular Health Sciences & Services Schools

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

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 Most Popular 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 709 schools in the United States to see which programs were the most popular for healthcare students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Health Sciences & Services program at each school on the list.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for health science majors pursuing a .

Our 2021 rankings named University of Central Florida the most popular school in the United States for health sciences and services students. Located in the suburb of Orlando, UCF is a public college with a very large student population.

After completing their degree, health science graduates from UCF carry an average student debt load of $33,405. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $376.

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The excellent programs at University of South Florida - Main Campus helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best health sciences and services schools in the United States. USF Tampa is a very large public school located in the large city of Tampa.

After completing their degree, health science graduates from USF Tampa carry an average student debt load of $18,750. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $195.

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#3

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Kaplan University-Indianapolis is a great place for health sciences and services students. Located in the city of Indianapolis, Kaplan University-Indianapolis is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means University of Missouri - Columbia is a great place for health sciences and services students. Mizzou is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Columbia.

While working on their degree, health science majors at Mizzou accumulate an average of around $22,325 in student debt. 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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The excellent programs at Central New Mexico Community College helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best health sciences and services schools in the United States. CNM is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Albuquerque.

Health Science majors at CNM take out an average of $8,125 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $84, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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California State University - Fullerton landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular health sciences and services programs. Cal State Fullerton is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Fullerton.

On average, health science graduates from Cal State Fullerton take out $15,000 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $156.

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#7

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

Stony Brook University landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular health sciences and services programs. SUNY Stony Brook is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Stony Brook.

After completing their degree, health science graduates from SUNY Stony Brook carry an average student debt load of $20,000. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $208.

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University of Nevada - Reno did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for health sciences and services students. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the city of Reno, UNR is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that health science majors at UNR take out is $19,714. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $205.

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California State University - East Bay ranked #9 on this year’s Most Popular Health Sciences & Services Schools list. Located in the suburb of Hayward, Cal State East Bay is a public college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, health science majors at Cal State East Bay accumulate an average of around $16,667 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $173, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Texas A&M University - College Station came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Health Sciences & Services Schools ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of College Station, Texas A&M College Station is a public college with a very large student population.

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#11

Stockton University

Galloway, NJ

Stockton University ranked #11 on this year’s Most Popular Health Sciences & Services Schools list. Located in the suburb of Galloway, Stockton State is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

While working on their degree, health science majors at Stockton State accumulate an average of around $22,250 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $231.

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California State University - Long Beach ranked #12 on this year’s Most Popular Health Sciences & Services Schools list. CSULB is a very large public school located in the large city of Long Beach.

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#13

Touro College

New York, NY

Touro College landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular health sciences and services programs. Touro is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of New York.

The average amount in student loans that health science majors at Touro take out is $12,500. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $130, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Tulsa Technology Center landed the #14 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular health sciences and services programs. Tulsa Tech is a small public school located in the large city of Tulsa.

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#15

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, CA

Saddleback College came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Health Sciences & Services Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Mission Viejo, Saddleback College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Queensborough Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for health sciences and services students. It came in at #16 on the list. Located in the city of Bayside, QCC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Health Science majors at QCC take out an average of $6,976 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $72.

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Southern New Hampshire University came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Health Sciences & Services Schools ranking. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Manchester, SNHU is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

On average, health science graduates from SNHU take out $11,001 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $114.

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#17

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, FL

University of North Florida did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for health sciences and services students. It came in at #17 on the list. UNF is a large public school located in the city of Jacksonville.

Health Science majors at UNF take out an average of $25,810 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $291.

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With a ranking of #19, Trident University International did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for health sciences and services students. Located in the large suburb of Cypress, TUI is a private for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

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#20

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida ranked #20 on this year’s Most Popular Health Sciences & Services Schools list. UF is a very large public school located in the city of Gainesville.

The average amount in student loans that health science majors at UF take out is $16,529. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $172.

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#21

University of Houston

Houston, TX

University of Houston did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for health sciences and services students. It came in at #21 on the list. Located in the large city of Houston, UH is a public college with a very large student population.

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Community College of Philadelphia landed the #22 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular health sciences and services programs. Community College of Philadelphia is a fairly large public school located in the city of Philadelphia.

The average amount in student loans that health science majors at Community College of Philadelphia take out is $11,074. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $115.

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#23

Boston University

Boston, MA

With a ranking of #23, Boston University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for health sciences and services students. Boston U is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston.

After completing their degree, health science graduates from Boston U carry an average student debt load of $24,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $249, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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California State University - Fresno did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for health sciences and services students. It came in at #24 on the list. Located in the city of Fresno, Fresno State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#25

DePaul University

Chicago, IL

With a ranking of #25, DePaul University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for health sciences and services students. DePaul is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chicago.

The average amount in student loans that health science majors at DePaul take out is $25,750. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $267.

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#29

Charter College

Vancouver, WA
#30

Towson University

Towson, MD
#30

Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, FL
#35

Mercy College

Dobbs Ferry, NY
#36

The College at Brockport

Brockport, NY
#44

Ozarka College

Melbourne, AR
#47

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA
#49

Clovis Adult Education

Clovis, CA

Additional Award Winners

This list shows the remainder of the colleges awarded a Most Popular Health Sciences & Services Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 709 different United States health sciences and services schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Borough of Manhattan Community College New York, NY
51 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Edinburg, TX
53 Seminole State College of Florida Sanford, FL
54 Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville, GA
55 Delaware County Community College Media, PA
55 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
57 Rutgers University - Camden Camden, NJ
58 Utica College Utica, NY
58 Alvernia University Reading, PA
58 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rome, GA
61 Seattle Central College Seattle, WA
61 Washtenaw Community College Ann Arbor, MI
61 York College Jamaica, NY
64 Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL
65 University of Missouri - Kansas City Kansas City, MO
65 Texas Woman’s University Denton, TX
67 University of Washington - Bothell Campus Bothell, WA
67 The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX
69 Walden University Minneapolis, MN
69 University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio, TX
71 Carl Albert State College Poteau, OK
72 Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City, UT
72 Misericordia University Dallas, PA
72 Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
75 University of Hartford West Hartford, CT
76 University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD
77 Collin County Community College District McKinney, TX
78 The University of Tampa Tampa, FL
79 Touro University Nevada Henderson, NV
80 Monmouth University West Long Branch, NJ
81 Stephen F Austin State University Nacogdoches, TX
81 Prairie View A & M University Prairie View, TX
83 University of Minnesota - Rochester Rochester, MN
84 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY
84 Roxbury Community College Roxbury Crossing, MA
86 Houston Community College Houston, TX
86 West Texas A&M University Canyon, TX
86 Arkansas Tech University Russellville, AR
89 Central Technology Center Drumright, OK
90 San Diego State University San Diego, CA
90 San Joaquin Delta College Stockton, CA
92 Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA
93 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Bowling Green, OH
94 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
94 New Jersey City University Jersey City, NJ
96 Paris Junior College Paris, TX
97 Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, TX
98 Creighton University Omaha, NE
98 Touro University Worldwide Los Alamitos, CA
98 Azusa Pacific University College San Dimas, CA
101 University of New England Biddeford, ME
101 Idaho State University Pocatello, ID
101 Ogeechee Technical College Statesboro, GA
104 University of Northern Colorado Greeley, CO
104 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
104 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL

Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
107 Cameron University Lawton, OK
107 Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY
109 Columbus State University Columbus, GA
109 Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, FL
109 A T Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville, MO
112 University of the Sciences Philadelphia, PA
113 University of Delaware Newark, DE
114 Merrimack College North Andover, MA
114 Middlesex County College Edison, NJ
114 University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO
117 Buffalo State Buffalo, NY
117 Taft College Taft, CA
119 Alvin Community College Alvin, TX
119 University of South Florida - St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, FL
119 Husson University Bangor, ME
119 Eastern Connecticut State University Willimantic, CT
123 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
123 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
123 Franklin Pierce University Rindge, NH
126 Savannah Technical College Savannah, GA
126 Nicholls State University Thibodaux, LA
128 Touro University California Vallejo, CA
128 Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX
130 University of Mount Olive Mount Olive, NC
130 National Park College Hot Springs, AR
132 Marymount University Arlington, VA
133 Wilmington University New Castle, DE
134 University of West Georgia Carrollton, GA
134 Butler Community College El Dorado, KS
136 Northern Wyoming Community College District Sheridan, WY
137 Southwestern Oregon Community College Coos Bay, OR
138 Stetson University DeLand, FL
139 University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, MO
139 Otterbein University Westerville, OH
139 Tulane University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA
139 University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College North Little Rock, AR

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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