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2023 Best Colleges for Alternative Medicine

There are about 11,820 students enrolled in Alternative Medicine in the USA.

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popularity

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

2,856

Vs. National Avg.

-82%

popularity Rank

#207

cost

Very Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$19K

Vs. National Avg.

-23%

cost Rank

#339

salary

Low Paying

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$38K

Vs. National Avg.

-5%

salary Rank

#319

professors

Not Very Good

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C-

Vs. National Avg.

-24%

professors Rank

#400

students

Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

3%

students Rank

#192

SUMMARY

Going to school for Alternative Medicine is not only a valuable choice, but usually a requisite first step for undergrads choosing to begin a career as an acupuncturist, a homeopathic practitioner, or an alternative medicinal therapist. Interestingly, alternative medicine is an uncommon degree coming in at the 296th most popular area of study. Last year, there were 401 alternative medicine degrees conferred. In-state tuition for alternative medicine at private schools is, on average, 1.8 times more pricey than their public equivalents.

With just 11 schools having programs for alternative medicine there might be a smaller selection of institutions you can choose from. If you're hoping to surround yourself with other alternative medicine undergraduates, look at colleges in Florida which have the most students admitted to alternative medicine annually. More generally, the top region to study alternative medicine is in the Far West region with Pitzer College, Ashford University, and Bastyr University best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the best conference to major in alternative medicine is the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference with Metropolitan State University of Denver representing the conference. On that topic, our choice for the best university for alternative medicine is Metropolitan State University of Denver. You might also want to check out our list of the best colleges.

The overall 'best' school does not have to be the 'best' school for every student. There might be tons of angels to consider when choosing institution. Things like campus amenities, transportation services, and food could definitely modify your feelings of where to go to school. At authority.org, we have evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which alternative medicine university is home to the top campus, the answer is Ashford University. If you are very interested in which university has the top campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, student reviews, government databases, and more to compare every major in an unbiased and informative way. You can explore our well researched list for the universities with the best student life&nbsphere and, from that list, our pick of the school with the best student life for alternative medicine is Everglades University. Curious why? Keep scrolling to learn more about Authority's top choices. Many of our conclusions will probably shock you.

If cost is a primary deciding factor in your choice of where you attend school, you might be cautious about Northern Vermont University. Northern Vermont University&nbspappears to be our most expensive university for alternative medicine, at least regarding out of state students. We do have an entire page for the most expensive&nbspuniversities that might put the price tag at Northern Vermont University&nbspinto perspective. Additionally, you could be interested to know that alternative medicine is the 363rd most expensive major in the US, with an average cost of $18,800. To zoom out a little, the most expensive state for alternative medicine in the country is Vermont demonstrated with a cost of $24,960 at the main university in the state Northern Vermont University. To zoom out even further, the most costly region of the U.S. for alternative medicine is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for alternative medicine is the Far West region which is represented by Ashford University with a cost of $11,640. In better news, the most affordable school for alternative medicine is Ashford University. Authority's full list of the most affordable universities can be explored here.

In-state learners can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $10,300 for a degree in alternative medicine. The cost inflates by some to a median of $23,900 for the out-of-state public-school student. On that note, our selection for the school constituting the best value for alternative medicine: Northern Vermont University. On this page you will see our comprehensive list of the schools we see as being the best value&nbspoverall. That being said, this discussion is predicated on out-of-state tuition costs. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition is considered, but as we do not know what state(s) you might qualify for in-state tuition, we are approaching this discussion through out-of-state tuition costs.

Earnings for alternative medicine students range widely, but within two-years of leaving college graduates will often make around $91,300. While there is a lot of variation in pay; top positions can make up to $188,800. Right out of college, the lowest end positions within the alternative medicine field earn $43,100, which could be worse. The top earning graduates from alternative medicine have come from Metropolitan State University of Denver&nbspand if you want to find the universities with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The all-around diversity of alternative medicine falls near the bottom, coming within only the 11th percentile of all majors. The university with the most composite diversity for alternative medicine is Everglades University&nbspand here you can find our general list of the colleges which have the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Alternative Medicine major sits only in the 57th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even less in the 29th percentile. White students compose the largest share at 69% of students majoring in alternative medicine. Additionally, 97% of students seeking an alternative medicine degree are women.

The median score of alternative medicine's professors is 4.5 stars, a rating which is 13% higher than the average score for all majors; which is a pretty good score. If you are searching for the most popular alternative medicine professor nationally, take a look at Sondra Sutton-Obas at Alabama State University. It may surprise you, but the highest rated instructors for alternative medicine according to students are found at Monroe Community College. If we including data other than basic rankings it becomes clear that the university with comprehensively the best instructors for alternative medicine is Northern Vermont University. One will find more detail on our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with some of the best examples of professors in the country.

Finally, the hardest college to get into for alternative medicine is Metropolitan State University of Denver. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we do have an extensive list of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we do hope you understand that looking at the education process from context primarily shaped by superlatives can create issues. We encourage you to look at some of our other pages on individual universities and read a couple of our background pages on important details to look for as your college search develops.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Alternative Medicine

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D

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Alternative Medicine

Bellingham Technical College

Bellingham, WA | https://www.btc.edu/

0%

Acceptance

3,206

Students

#1874

Ranking

$5K

Tuition

F

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Alternative Medicine

Paradise Valley Community College

Phoenix, AZ | https://www.paradisevalley.edu/

0%

Acceptance

11,793

Students

#2685

Ranking

$8K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Alternative Medicine

The College of Saint Scholastica

Duluth, MN | www.css.edu/

73%

Acceptance

4,930

Students

#587

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

F

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Alternative Medicine

Oakton Community College

Des Plaines, IL | www.oakton.edu/

0%

Acceptance

17,064

Students

#2586

Ranking

$12K

Tuition

C

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Alternative Medicine

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI | uwm.edu/

79%

Acceptance

30,081

Students

#1329

Ranking

$21K

Tuition

F

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Alternative Medicine

Everglades University

Boca Raton, FL | https://www.evergladesuniversity.edu/

75%

Acceptance

2,599

Students

#2555

Ranking

$18K

Tuition

F

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Alternative Medicine

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, CO | www.msudenver.edu/

83%

Acceptance

24,571

Students

#2800

Ranking

$24K

Tuition

D−

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Alternative Medicine

Trinidad State Junior College

Trinidad, CO | www.trinidadstate.edu/

0%

Acceptance

2,298

Students

#2084

Ranking

$8K

Tuition

F

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Alternative Medicine

Red Rocks Community College

Lakewood, CO | www.rrcc.edu/

0%

Acceptance

11,486

Students

#2883

Ranking

$16K

Tuition

D−

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Alternative Medicine

Ocean County College

Toms River, NJ | www.ocean.edu/

0%

Acceptance

14,718

Students

#2156

Ranking

$8K

Tuition

F

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Alternative Medicine

Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Coon Rapids, MN | www.anokaramsey.edu/

0%

Acceptance

11,367

Students

#2860

Ranking

$5K

Tuition

F

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Alternative Medicine

Quinsigamond Community College

Worcester, MA | www.qcc.edu/

0%

Acceptance

9,897

Students

#2962

Ranking

$11K

Tuition

F

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Alternative Medicine

Maharishi International University

Fairfield, IA | https://www.mum.edu/

100%

Acceptance

2,372

Students

#2598

Ranking

$17K

Tuition

F

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Alternative Medicine

Mount Wachusett Community College

Gardner, MA | mwcc.edu/

0%

Acceptance

4,818

Students

#2540

Ranking

$11K

Tuition

F

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Alternative Medicine

Front Range Community College

Westminster, CO | www.frontrange.edu/

0%

Acceptance

28,980

Students

#2356

Ranking

$15K

Tuition

F

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Alternative Medicine

Northern Vermont University

Johnson, VT | www.northernvermont.edu/

76%

Acceptance

2,863

Students

#2429

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

F

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Alternative Medicine

Minneapolis Community and Technical College

Minneapolis, MN | www.minneapolis.edu/

0%

Acceptance

10,004

Students

#2864

Ranking

$6K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Alternative Medicine

Georgian Court University

Lakewood, NJ | https://georgian.edu/

81%

Acceptance

2,981

Students

#1207

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

F

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Alternative Medicine

Hypnosis Motivation Institute

Tarzana, CA | hypnosis.edu/

0%

Acceptance

234

Students

#4116

Ranking

$0

Tuition

F

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Alternative Medicine

American Institute of Alternative Medicine

East Brunswick, NJ | massageschoolnewjersey.com/

0%

Acceptance

19

Students

#4229

Ranking

$0

Tuition

D+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Alternative Medicine

Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook

Westbrook, ME | spatech.edu/

0%

Acceptance

332

Students

#1697

Ranking

$0

Tuition

F

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Alternative Medicine

University of New Mexico-Taos Campus

Ranchos de Taos, NM | taos.unm.edu/index.html

0%

Acceptance

1,601

Students

#2256

Ranking

$5K

Tuition

C

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Alternative Medicine

Southwest Institute of Healing Arts

Tempe, AZ | swiha.edu/

0%

Acceptance

1,382

Students

#1407

Ranking

$0

Tuition

A

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Alternative Medicine

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Amherst, MA | www.umass.edu/

65%

Acceptance

35,781

Students

#218

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Alternative Medicine

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA | https://drexel.edu/

77%

Acceptance

27,720

Students

#161

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

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