Releases the 2016-2017 Top Medical Assisting Schools Rankings

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The rankings focus on academic excellence and cost, with schools ranked on four measures of cost and quality. The rankings emphasize outcomes with graduation and retention rates carrying half the weight in the methodology. The top schools all have low costs, high six-year retention rates, and strong freshman retention rates.

“Taking into account retention and graduation rates shows how well a school supports its students from freshman to senior year,” said Janeen Phillips, editor at “With the amount of loans and increase in debt for students, cost is an important factor to this generation of medical assistants. The process of finding the right program can be overwhelming, but our rankings and reviews are a great place to start.”

The Top 30 Medical Assistant Programs delivers independent rankings of the best options available for aspiring Medical Assistants. The annual list offers the best of the best in the world of medical assisting programs in the Health Sciences discipline. The independent research is gathered from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data points were given an assigned score. Schools are ranked based on weighted score averages.

At the top of the list is Century College’s medical assistant program. Offering a diploma to graduates, the program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( The program features day and online classes during the Fall term and day, evening, and online classes during the Spring term. Graduates are required to complete 51 credit hours and 300 hours of clinical externship and are then eligible to take the Certification Exam of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).

Top 30 Medical Assisting Schools 2016-2017
1.Century College
2.Mitchell Technical Institute
3.Renton Technical College
4.Brigham Young University Idaho
5.YTI Career Institute
6.Ohio Business College
7.Alpena Community College
8.Nebraska Methodist College
9.Robert Morris University
10.Carrington College
11.Central Community College
12.Concordia University
13.Davenport University
14.North Iowa Area Community College
15.Highland Community College
16.Western Technical College
17.Spencerian College
18.Everett Community College
19.Mercy College of Health Sciences
20.Fox Valley Technical College
21.Illinois Central College
22.Forrest College
23.Lone Star College
24.Mount Aloysius College
25.Pittsburgh Technical Institute
26.Eastern Idaho Technical College
27.El Paso Community College
28.Southeast Community College
29.Southeastern Community College
30.Chippewa Valley Technical College

“ seeks to provide information for aspiring and current medical assistants. From tips to program rankings and information, Top Medical Assistant Programs offers comprehensive guides for today’s medical assistants including the latest report – The Top 30 Medical Assistant Programs for 2016-2017.” Janeen Phillips – Top Medical Assistant Programs

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