2018 Vocational Program Rankings: Medical Insurance Coder

The Washington Monthly is the first and only publication to rank America’s best colleges for vocational certificates. To build the rankings, we pulled numbers for the twelve most common undergraduate certificate programs from the U.S. Department of Education’s new “gainful employment” database. For each program, we rank colleges according to the median earnings of their students three years after graduation. For informational purposes, we also show the median debt-to-earnings ratios, annual debt payments, estimated total debt, and outcome under the federal government’s gainful employment criteria—pass, at risk (“zone”), or fail.

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NameMedian annual earningsAnnual debt payments as pct of earningsAnnual debt paymentsEstimated total debtGainful employment outcome
Columbus State Community College ( OH ) *$35,2502.09$740$5,782Pass
Renton Technical College ( WA ) *$31,7110$0$0Pass
Anoka Technical College ( MN ) *$30,8062.7$948$7,407Pass
Saint Paul College - A Community & Technical College ( MN ) *$28,8200.55$159$1,242Pass
Northland Community And Technical College ( MN ) *$28,7822.16$624$4,875Pass
Alexandria Technical And Community College ( MN ) *$28,4923.1$885$6,915Pass
Everest College ( CO ) $28,3715.16$1,466$11,454Pass
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College ( WI ) *$28,1980$0$0Pass
Minnesota West Community And Technical College ( MN ) *$27,8642.23$622$4,860Pass
Baker College ( MI ) $27,7454.58$1,271$9,930Pass
Rasmussen College ( MN ) °$27,4269$2,471$19,306Pass
Northcentral Technical College ( WI ) *$27,4051.12$309$2,414Pass
Branford Hall Career Institute ( CT ) °$26,7264.43$1,186$9,266Pass
Nashville College Of Medical Careers ( TN ) °$26,3024.36$1,148$8,969Pass
Southeastern Institute ( NC ) °$25,9955.56$1,446$11,298Pass
Reading Area Community College ( PA ) *$25,9640$0$0Pass
Spencerian College ( KY ) °$25,6417.82$2,006$15,673Pass
Clark College ( WA ) *$25,5250.5$128$1,000Pass
Northeast Community College ( NE ) *$25,2052.03$512$4,000Pass
Penn Commercial Business/Technical School ( PA ) °$25,1948.92$2,248$17,564Zone
Brightwood College ( NV ) °$25,1814.88$1,230$9,610Pass
School Of Communication Arts Of North Carolina ( NC ) °$25,1026.67$1,676$13,095Pass
Indian Hills Community College ( IA ) *$25,0933.44$865$6,758Pass
Springfield Technical Community College ( MA ) *$24,9450$0$0Pass
National American University ( SD ) °$24,6089.57$2,357$18,415Zone
Seacoast Career Schools ( ME ) °$24,2775.11$1,242$9,704Pass
Salter College ( MA ) °$23,4424.77$1,119$8,743Pass
Everest College ( WA ) $23,2905.03$1,172$9,157Pass
Brightwood College ( MD ) °$23,2435.43$1,274$9,954Pass
Asher College ( CA ) °$23,1922.57$598$4,672Pass
Brightwood College ( TX ) °$23,1635.51$1,278$9,985Pass
Estrella Mountain Community College ( AZ ) *$23,1282.14$497$3,883Pass
Career College Consultants ( CA ) °$23,0424.9$1,312$10,251Pass
Lake Land College ( IL ) *$22,9480.21$50$391Pass
Augusta Technical College ( GA ) *$22,8250$0$0Pass
College Of Health Care Professions (The) ( TX ) °$22,4544.59$1,145$8,946Pass
Great Lakes Institute Of Technology ( PA ) °$22,4477.06$1,587$12,399Pass
Pima Medical Institute ( AZ ) °$22,2113.88$863$6,743Pass
Brightwood Career Institute ( PA ) °$22,1405.56$1,231$9,618Pass
Orion College ( FL ) °$21,9445.97$1,311$10,243Pass
Brightwood College ( TN ) °$21,9355.97$1,311$10,243Pass
Daymar Institute ( TN ) °$21,91710.46$2,293$17,915Zone
Mattia College ( FL ) °$21,8405.56$1,296$10,126Pass
Erwin Technical College ( FL ) *$21,7960$0$0Pass
West Tennessee Business College ( TN ) °$21,7233.77$821$6,414Pass
Harris School Of Business ( DE ) °$21,5385.89$1,270$9,923Pass
Everest College ( IL ) $21,4527.33$1,573$12,290Pass
Brightwood College ( CA ) °$21,3065.9$1,258$9,829Pass
West Virginia Northern Community College ( WV ) *$21,2790.97$207$1,617Pass
Southeastern College ( FL ) °$21,2466.48$1,378$10,766Pass
Broadview University ( UT ) °$21,16212.23$2,589$20,228Fail
Indiana University Southeast ( IN ) *$21,1540.29$69$539Pass
Everest College ( UT ) °$21,0527.25$1,532$11,970Pass
College Of Health Care Professions (The) ( TX ) °$20,8834.87$1,070$8,360Pass
Canton City School District Adult Career & Technical Education ( OH ) *$20,8530.95$200$1,563Pass
Sinclair Community College ( OH ) *$20,8531.04$217$1,695Pass
Umpqua Community College ( OR ) *$20,7500.99$207$1,617Pass
Elmira Business Institute ( NY ) °$20,7179.67$2,004$15,657Zone
Ata College ( KY ) °$20,5924.27$880$6,875Pass
Everest College ( VA ) $20,4766.3$1,311$10,243Pass
Wichita Technical Institute ( KS ) °$20,4148.79$1,795$14,024Zone
Miller - Motte Technical College ( TN ) °$20,25210.99$2,226$17,392Zone
Delta College ( MI ) *$20,1090$0$0Pass
Tucson College ( AZ ) °$19,8586.11$1,214$9,485Pass
Harris School Of Business ( NJ ) °$19,4414.11$806$6,297Pass
Mccann School Of Business & Technology ( PA ) °$19,4368.44$1,641$12,821Zone
Southeastern Institute ( SC ) °$19,4267.77$1,620$12,657Pass
Remington College ( TX ) $19,2736.48$1,269$9,915Pass
Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical ( MN ) *$19,2623.83$760$5,938Pass
Brightwood College ( TX ) °$19,1936.83$1,311$10,243Pass
Florida Technical College ( FL ) °$19,1436.84$1,311$10,243Pass
Virginia College ( AL ) °$19,06711.37$2,168$16,939Zone
Delta College Of Arts & Technology ( LA ) °$18,9901.56$297$2,320Pass
Brightwood Career Institute ( PA ) °$18,9526.91$1,311$10,243Pass
Midwest Technical Institute ( IL ) °$18,9486.16$1,169$9,133Pass
Lane Community College ( OR ) *$18,9366.92$1,311$10,243Pass
Keystone Technical Institute ( PA ) °$18,9316.45$1,222$9,547Pass
Polaris Career Center - Adult Education Department ( OH ) *$18,9190$0$0Pass
Hamilton Technical College ( IA ) °$18,8126.96$1,311$10,243Pass
Sullivan University ( KY ) °$18,5007.72$1,758$13,735Pass
Miller-Motte Technical College ( VA ) °$18,41910.42$1,950$15,235Zone
Brookline College ( AZ ) °$18,3887.12$1,311$10,243Pass
Everest Institute ( MI ) $18,3428.44$1,550$12,110Zone
Brightwood College ( CA ) °$18,3386.97$1,279$9,993Pass
Everett Community College ( WA ) *$18,3291.48$276$2,156Pass
South Texas College ( TX ) *$18,3120$0$0Pass
Southwest University At El Paso ( TX ) °$18,1697.5$1,461$11,415Pass
Everest College ( OR ) $18,0201.66$312$2,438Pass
Southeastern Institute ( SC ) °$17,9977.57$1,364$10,657Pass
Everest College ( MO ) $17,9377.64$1,459$11,399Pass
Southern Technical College ( FL ) °$17,7285.2$960$7,500Pass
Westwood College - Denver North ( CO ) °$17,6166.99$1,311$10,243Pass
Brightwood College ( MD ) °$17,5947$1,232$9,626Pass
Brightwood College ( IN ) °$17,5876.54$1,283$10,024Pass
Mohave Community College ( AZ ) *$17,4771.57$276$2,156Pass
Brightwood College ( MD ) °$17,2617.26$1,280$10,001Pass
Brightwood College ( TX ) °$17,1857.45$1,282$10,016Pass
Centura College ( VA ) °$17,0757.05$1,318$10,298Pass
Allen School ( NY ) °$17,0615.02$917$7,165Pass
Centura College ( SC ) °$16,9937.37$1,311$10,243Pass
Southern Careers Institute ( TX ) °$16,8905.78$977$7,633Pass
Star Career Academy ( NY ) °$16,7887.19$1,311$10,243Pass
Brightwood College ( CA ) °$16,7476.96$1,166$9,110Pass
Centura College ( VA ) °$16,2877.9$1,314$10,266Pass
Everest Institute ( TX ) $16,0028.7$1,467$11,462Pass
Valley Grande Institute For Academic Studies ( TX ) $15,6916.17$969$7,571Pass
Everest University ( FL ) $15,6458.84$1,501$11,727Pass
Everest College ( WA ) $15,4814.76$848$6,625Pass
Wright Career College ( KS ) $15,48113.15$2,036$15,907Fail
College Of Business & Technology ( FL ) °$15,3315.47$1,008$7,876Pass
North Georgia Technical College ( GA ) *$14,9820$0$0Pass
Everest College ( VA ) $14,9628.78$1,490$11,641Zone
Compass Career College ( LA ) °$14,8996.13$1,020$7,969Pass
Everest College ( CO ) $14,82410.01$1,526$11,923Zone
Pinnacle Career Institute ( MO ) °$14,7866.28$1,036$8,094Pass
Harris School Of Business ( NJ ) °$14,5466.21$1,038$8,110Pass
Centura Institute ( FL ) °$14,4808.53$1,316$10,282Zone
International Business College ( TX ) °$14,3335.36$867$6,774Pass
Everest Institute ( PA ) $13,6948.27$1,311$10,243Zone
Star Career Academy ( NY ) °$12,4308.84$1,311$10,243Zone
Institute Of Technology ( CA ) °$12,2608.55$1,311$10,243Zone
Uei College ( CA ) °$12,15010.18$1,341$10,477Zone
Bryan University ( MO ) °$9,79612.57$1,756$13,720Fail
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