The cost of attending college or university seems to consistently trend upwards. And while it’s true that you have to be prepared to make a financial commitment to your post-secondary education, there are ways that you can reduce the overall cost. Plan ahead. Compare the costs and benefits of earning an associate degree versus a bachelor’s degree. Explore scholarship opportunities and financial aid. Become informed about available tax credits and deductions. And of course, investigate tuition fees at both public and private institutions. To help you get started, here are the typical costs for a clinical medical assisting degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 6,889 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

18% below average compared to other degrees

$ 20,765 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

3% above average compared to other degrees

$ 25,932 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

20% below average compared to other degrees

What do clinical medical assisting graduates earn?

Clinical medical assisting students make an average of $60,183 per year after graduation. This is 10% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

17% of clinical medical assisting graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is low compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 60,183 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 39% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

16% below average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular clinical medical assisting schools in the US

There are 14 schools in the US that offer a clinical medical assisting degree. The clinical medical assisting schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are Ohio University-Main Campus, Montana State University and University of Dayton. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in clinical medical assisting per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
Ohio University-Main Campus$11,896
Montana State University$7,079
University of Dayton$41,750
Utah State University$7,870
University of Akron Main Campus$10,270
Youngstown State University$8,451
Colorado Mesa University$8,374
The University of Montana$7,063
SUNY College of Technology at Alfred$8,327
ECPI University$15,051

Top US schools for a clinical medical assisting degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering clinical medical assisting degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Carrington College-Albuquerque34%$null
Methodist College35%$20,750
Finlandia University36%$22,758
Eastwick College-Ramsey37%$16,252
Eastwick College-Nutley38%$15,305
Hallmark University39%$null
Southeastern Technical Institute39%$null
Eastwick College-Hackensack41%$14,832
Bay State College44%$22,320
Carrington College-Citrus Heights44%$null

Cheapest US schools for a clinical medical assisting degree

Of the schools in the US that offer a clinical medical assisting degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
Barstow Community College$1,104
Cosumnes River College$1,104
Antelope Valley College$1,124
Victor Valley College$1,126
Chabot College$1,138
Las Positas College$1,138
Imperial Valley College$1,142
Santa Ana College$1,142
San Diego Mesa College$1,142
Santa Monica College$1,142

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