2022 Best Colleges for Emergency Medical Technology

323

Graduates Per Year

$51K

Average Salary

#314

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Unpopular

323

95% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

31

84% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

313

Selling Skills and Sales Operations

327

314

Emergency Medical Technology

323

Cost

Affordable

$21,858

32% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

321

Health and Medical Physics

$21,946

322

Emergency Medical Technology

$21,858

323

Radiation Therapy

$21,831

Salary

High Salary

$48,750

26% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

75

Physician Assistant Studies

$48,750

76

Emergency Medical Technology

$48,750

77

Radiation Therapy

$48,750

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TOP

10

Professors

Very Good

4.7/5

17.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

8

Web Design

9

Emergency Medical Technology

10

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Students

Not Diverse

3.1/5

15.83% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

321

Keyboard Instruments

322

Emergency Medical Technology

323

Radiography

SUMMARY

Choosing to study Emergency Medical Technology is not only a valuable choice, but usually a necessary first step for undergraduates coveting to begin a career as a radar specialist, a dispatch director, or an ambulance operator. Interestingly, emergency medical technology is an uncommon degree coming in at the 314th most popular degree. Last academic year, there were 323 emergency medical technology diplomas received. In-state tuition for emergency medical technology at private colleges is, on average, 4 times more expensive than their public fellows.

With only 31 colleges offering emergency medical technology there could be a more finite list of the institutions that will have an option for you. If you're hoping to surround yourself with other emergency medical technology undergraduates, look at institutions in Alabama which have more undergraduates admitted to emergency medical technology than any other state. Zooming out, the top region to study emergency medical technology is in the Southeast region with Eastern Kentucky University, Western Carolina University, and Columbia Southern University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the best conference to major in emergency medical technology is the Southern Conference with Western Carolina University representing the conference. On that topic, our choice for the best university for emergency medical technology is The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. You might also want to check out our list of best colleges.

The objectively 'best' school does not have to be the best school for you. There might be tons more factors to think about when selecting school. Features like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might definitely modify your inclinations on where to go to college. Here at Authority, we have evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which emergency medical technology college has the best campus, the answer is University of New Haven. If, for example, you are very interested in which university is home to the best campus, then we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, government databases, student reviews, and more in order to evaluate every U.S. major in an unbiased and informative way. You can explore our well researched list for the colleges with the best student life here and, from that list, our choice of the university with the best student life for emergency medical technology is The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Are you curious why? Keep reading to discover more about our top choices. Many of our decisions just might surprise you.

If cost is a primary influence in your choice of where you attend university, you might consider avoiding Creighton University. Creighton University is our most expensive university for emergency medical technology, at least for out of state attendance. We have an entire page for the most expensive schools that could put the cost of Creighton University into perspective. You could also want to know that emergency medical technology is the 322nd most expensive program in America, with an average bill of $21,900. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for emergency medical technology in the country is Nebraska demonstrated with a cost of $39,630 at the main university in Nebraska Creighton University. To zoom out even further, the most expensive region for emergency medical technology is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for emergency medical technology is the Southeast region which is represented by University of South Alabama with a cost of $15,792, Western Carolina University with a cost of $5,000, and Columbia Southern University with a cost of $5,520. On the bright side, the most affordable school for emergency medical technology is Western Carolina University. Authority's entire list of the most affordable schools can be found here.

In-state students can anticipate paying around $8,900 for a degree in emergency medical technology. That cost swells substantially to an average of $20,400 for an out-of-state public-school student. On that note, our selection for the university with the best value for emergency medical technology: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. On this page you will see our comprehensive list on the colleges we see as being the best value in general. Do know, this discussion is predicated on being an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for emergency medical technology majors can differ, but within two-years of leaving college students will regularly make in the neighborhood of $51,100. While there can be much variation in salary; highest paid earners can rake in up to $83,200. Even right out of college, the minimum earning jobs within the emergency medical technology field earn $31,900, which is an alright wage. The highest earning graduates for emergency medical technology have come from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and if you are looking for schools with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The all-around diversity of emergency medical technology is near the bottom, falling in only the 19th percentile of all programs. The university with the highest composite diversity for emergency medical technology is Pacific Union College and here you can find our comprehensive list for the universities which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of Emergency Medical Technology only sits within the 89th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even less in the 19th percentile. White undergraduates compose the largest proportion, 75%, of scholars majoring in emergency medical technology. Additionally, 63% of students seeking an emergency medical technology major are men.

The median ranking for emergency medical technology professors is 4.7 stars, a rating that is 17% above the median score across every major; which is an exceedingly good ranking. If you are curious about the most popular emergency medical technology instructor in the nation, take a look at Marc Leone at Northern Kentucky University. It might be shocking, but the highest ranked professors of emergency medical technology by student are at Johnson County Community College. If we consider data other than basic rankings it becomes clear that the college possessing comprehensively the best instructors for emergency medical technology is Springfield College. You will find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as many of the best examples of professors nationwide.

Finally, the hardest school to get into for emergency medical technology is Radford University-Carilion. 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 considering the education process with a lens mainly built on superlatives might create issues. We hope you read our more focused pages on individual schools and peruse a couple of our helpful background articles on beneficial things to look out for as your university search continues.

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The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

#1 Best Colleges for Emergency Medical Technology

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is a small public medical school located in San Antonio, TX ranked 169th in the US. It has a total of 1,234 full-time undergraduate students. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio offers 61 different majors and is best known for its Emergency Medical Technology, Respiratory Care Therapy, and Dental Hygiene programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 9th respectively). 88.75% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make approximately $79,000 per year, which is 90% above the national median.

San Antonio, TX

www.uthscsa.edu

A

Rating

100%

Acceptance

3,881

Students

#169

Ranking

$18,306

Tuition

Creighton University

#2 Best Colleges for Emergency Medical Technology

Creighton University is a mid-sized private college located in Omaha, NE ranked 207th in the US. It has a total of 4,885 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting about three fourths of applicants. Creighton University offers 159 different majors and is best known for its Emergency Medical Technology, Health and Wellness, and Theological and Ministerial Studies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 5th, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $39,630 per year, Creighton University is quite high-priced. 72.31% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn more or less $59,700 per year, which is 44% over the national median.

Omaha, NE

https://www.creighton.edu

A

Rating

74%

Acceptance

10,549

Students

#207

Ranking

$39,630

Tuition

Radford University-Carilion

#3 Best Colleges for Emergency Medical Technology

Radford University-Carilion is a small public college located in Roanoke, VA ranked 20th in Virginia. It has a total of 888 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 27.67% acceptance rate. Radford University-Carilion offers 21 different majors and is best known for its Emergency Medical Technology, Respiratory Care Therapy, and Health Care Administration programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 8th, and 32nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,922 for in-state students and $19,557 for those from out-of-state, Radford University-Carilion is moderately priced. After graduation, alumni go on to take in near $54,000 per year, which is 30% greater than the national median.

Roanoke, VA

https://www.radford.edu/content/ruc/home.html

C+

Rating

28%

Acceptance

1,258

Students

#674

Ranking

$19,557

Tuition

Pacific Union College

#4 Best Colleges for Emergency Medical Technology

Pacific Union College is a very small private institution located in Angwin, CA ranked 72nd in California. It has a total of 1,299 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 53.32% of applicants. Pacific Union College offers 70 different majors and is best known for its Emergency Medical Technology program, which is ranked 4th in the United States. With an annual tuition of $29,898 per year, Pacific Union College is somewhat moderately pricey. 48.96% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to make around $51,700 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Angwin, CA

https://www.puc.edu

C+

Rating

53%

Acceptance

1,326

Students

#727

Ranking

$29,898

Tuition

University of Maryland-Baltimore County

#5 Best Colleges for Emergency Medical Technology

University of Maryland-Baltimore County is a large public university located in Baltimore, MD ranked 8th in Maryland. It has a total of 12,758 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting virtually 3/5 of applicants. University of Maryland-Baltimore County offers 168 different majors and is best known for its Information Science, Emergency Medical Technology, and Music Technology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 5th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,704 for in-state students and $24,338 for those from out-of-state, University of Maryland-Baltimore County is somewhat moderately high-priced. 55.15% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home around $55,000 per year, which is 32% above the national median.

Baltimore, MD

umbc.edu

B+

Rating

61%

Acceptance

15,726

Students

#331

Ranking

$24,338

Tuition

Springfield College

#6 Best Colleges for Emergency Medical Technology

Springfield College is a small private institution located in Springfield, MA ranked 33rd in Massachusetts. It has a total of 2,187 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 68.06% of applicants. Springfield College offers 80 different majors and is best known for its Physical Therapy, Physical Education, and Physician Assistant Studies programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $38,770 per year, Springfield College is quite costly. 65.32% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn approximately $45,100 per year, which is 9% above the national median.

Springfield, MA

www.springfield.edu/

B+

Rating

68%

Acceptance

3,297

Students

#398

Ranking

$38,770

Tuition

University of New Haven

#7 Best Colleges for Emergency Medical Technology

University of New Haven is a mid-sized private institution located in West Haven, CT ranked 11th in Connecticut. It has a total of 5,376 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 82.99% acceptance rate. University of New Haven offers 159 different majors and is best known for its Fire Protection, Criminal Justice, and Drawing programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $39,000 per year, University of New Haven is quite pricey. 59.34% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make near $52,100 per year, which is 25% greater than the national median.

West Haven, CT

www.newhaven.edu

B

Rating

83%

Acceptance

7,634

Students

#479

Ranking

$39,000

Tuition

Western Carolina University

#8 Best Colleges for Emergency Medical Technology

Western Carolina University is a large public college located in Cullowhee, NC ranked 24th in North Carolina. It has a total of 11,303 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 68.71% of applicants. Western Carolina University offers 107 different majors and is best known for its Forensic Chemistry, Emergency Medical Technology, and Recreational Therapy programs (nationally ranked 5th, 8th, and 15th respectively). With an annual tuition of $1,000 for in-state students and $5,000 for those from out-of-state, Western Carolina University is very low-priced. 57.29% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn more or less $37,700 per year, which is 9% below the national median.

Cullowhee, NC

www.wcu.edu

C+

Rating

69%

Acceptance

13,342

Students

#1038

Ranking

$5,000

Tuition

Columbia Southern University

#9 Best Colleges for Emergency Medical Technology

Columbia Southern University is a very large for-profit university located in Orange Beach, AL ranked 21st in Alabama. It has a total of 27,335 full-time undergraduate students. Columbia Southern University offers 49 different majors and is best known for its Quality Control and Safety Technologies, Fire Protection, and Emergency Medical Technology programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 9th, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,520 per year, Columbia Southern University is very low-priced. 50.49% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment.

Orange Beach, AL

www.columbiasouthern.edu

C-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

37,306

Students

#2128

Ranking

$5,520

Tuition

University of New Mexico-Main Campus

#10 Best Colleges for Emergency Medical Technology

University of New Mexico-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Albuquerque, NM ranked 9th in New Mexico. It has a total of 20,473 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 94.28% acceptance rate. University of New Mexico-Main Campus offers 241 different majors and is best known for its Emergency Medical Technology, Native American Studies, and Health Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 10th, 12th, and 13th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,299 for in-state students and $21,716 for those from out-of-state, University of New Mexico-Main Campus is somewhat moderately high-priced. 35.05% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn roughly $36,400 per year, which is 12% under the national median.

Albuquerque, NM

www.unm.edu

C

Rating

94%

Acceptance

28,080

Students

#1896

Ranking

$21,716

Tuition

University of South Alabama

#11 Best Colleges for Emergency Medical Technology

University of South Alabama is a large public university located in Mobile, AL ranked 14th in Alabama. It has a total of 11,327 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 78.69% of applicants. University of South Alabama offers 110 different majors and is best known for its Medical Informatics, Emergency Medical Technology, and Radiography programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 11th, and 35th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,896 for in-state students and $15,792 for those from out-of-state, University of South Alabama is moderately priced. 41.56% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After college, alumni go on to make approximately $37,800 per year, which is 9% below the national median.

Mobile, AL

www.southalabama.edu

C

Rating

79%

Acceptance

16,889

Students

#1523

Ranking

$15,792

Tuition

Eastern Kentucky University

#12 Best Colleges for Emergency Medical Technology

Eastern Kentucky University is a large public institution located in Richmond, KY ranked 25th in Kentucky. It has a total of 15,262 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 93.83% of applicants. Eastern Kentucky University offers 161 different majors and is best known for its Forensic Chemistry, Technical Teacher Education, and Quality Control and Safety Technologies programs (nationally ranked 6th, 11th, and 12th respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,266 for in-state students and $19,338 for those from out-of-state, Eastern Kentucky University is reasonably priced. 44.7% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, joining the workforce. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn approximately $36,100 per year, which is 13% below the national median.

Richmond, KY

www.eku.edu

C-

Rating

94%

Acceptance

18,481

Students

#2057

Ranking

$19,338

Tuition

Siena Heights University

#13 Best Colleges for Emergency Medical Technology

Siena Heights University is a small private college located in Adrian, MI ranked 37th in Michigan. It has a total of 2,690 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 73.4% of applicants. Siena Heights University offers 172 different majors and is best known for its Mechanic and Repair Technologies, Emergency Medical Technology, and American Sign Language programs (nationally ranked 11th, 13th, and 14th respectively). With an annual tuition of $26,558 per year, Siena Heights University is reasonably high-priced. 31.66% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn near $42,000 per year, which is 1% greater than the national median.

Adrian, MI

www.sienaheights.edu

C

Rating

73%

Acceptance

2,985

Students

#1288

Ranking

$26,558

Tuition

Central Washington University

#14 Best Colleges for Emergency Medical Technology

Central Washington University is a large public college located in Ellensburg, WA ranked 18th in Washington. It has a total of 16,355 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 84.92% of applicants. Central Washington University offers 302 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Nursing Studies, Retailing and Retail Operations, and Environmental Control Technologies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 5th, and 13th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,318 for in-state students and $21,999 for those from out-of-state, Central Washington University is somewhat moderately expensive. 56.1% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring in close to $46,500 per year, which is 12% greater than the national median.

Ellensburg, WA

www.cwu.edu

C+

Rating

85%

Acceptance

17,678

Students

#908

Ranking

$21,999

Tuition