2018 Vocational Program Rankings: Medical Office Assistant

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 % of earningsAnnual debt paymentsEstimated total debtGainful employment outcome
Front Range Community College ( CO ) *$28,5601.69$484$3,781Pass
Minneapolis Community And Technical College ( MN ) *$28,5011.94$555$4,336Pass
Northland Community And Technical College ( MN ) *$27,7891.61$450$3,516Pass
Concorde Career College ( CO ) °$26,9654.71$1,272$9,938Pass
Salter College ( MA ) °$26,7994.75$1,275$9,962Pass
Blake Austin College ( CA ) °$25,8735.06$1,311$10,243Pass
Concorde Career Institute ( FL ) °$25,5384.72$1,207$9,430Pass
Concorde Career Institute ( FL ) °$24,7704.98$1,234$9,641Pass
Concorde Career College ( OR ) °$24,4514.82$1,179$9,212Pass
Francis Tuttle Technology Center School District No. 21 ( OK ) *$24,0921.01$244$1,906Pass
Bossier Parish Community College ( LA ) *$24,0352.44$588$4,594Pass
Antonelli Medical & Professional Institute ( PA ) °$23,4732.53$595$4,649Pass
North Central Michigan College ( MI ) *$23,4400$0$0Pass
Lansdale School Of Business ( PA ) °$23,1773.26$757$5,914Pass
Yti Career Institute ( PA ) °$23,0566.59$1,521$11,884Pass
Schoolcraft College ( MI ) *$22,5810$0$0Pass
Interface College ( WA ) °$22,5305.81$1,311$10,243Pass
Westmoreland County Community College ( PA ) *$22,3660$0$0Pass
Pccenter ( TX ) °$22,3434.69$1,049$8,196Pass
Concorde Career College ( CA ) °$22,0575.49$1,211$9,462Pass
Fortis Institute ( NJ ) °$21,4155.6$1,200$9,376Pass
Fortis Institute ( MD ) °$21,3283.97$847$6,618Pass
Pci Health Training Center ( TX ) °$20,9371.73$364$2,844Pass
Concorde Career College ( CA ) °$20,7595.67$1,179$9,212Pass
Eastland-Fairfield Career And Technical Schools ( OH ) *$20,6893.96$821$6,414Pass
Trumbull Career And Technical Center-Adult Training Center ( OH ) *$20,6293.86$809$6,321Pass
Fortis College ( VA ) °$20,6106.44$1,329$10,383Pass
Santa Barbara Business College ( CA ) °$20,5087.77$1,739$13,587Pass
Delta College Of Arts & Technology ( LA ) °$20,4261.85$379$2,961Pass
Hunter Business School ( NY ) °$20,2332.42$506$3,953Pass
Concorde Career College ( MO ) °$20,0526.53$1,311$10,243Pass
Concorde Career Institute ( FL ) °$19,9516.03$1,204$9,407Pass
Brightwood College ( CA ) °$19,6215.43$1,066$8,329Pass
Concorde Career College ( TX ) °$19,1136.4$1,311$10,243Pass
Fortis College ( AL ) °$18,9544.21$799$6,243Pass
Concorde Career College ( CA ) °$18,7806.53$1,268$9,907Pass
Charles A. Jones Skills And Business Education Center ( CA ) *$18,6370$0$0Pass
Ultimate Medical Academy ( FL ) $18,3758.68$1,596$12,470Zone
Buckeye Career Center ( OH ) *$18,2620$0$0Pass
Concorde Career College ( TN ) °$17,9166.6$1,183$9,243Pass
American School Of Business ( LA ) °$17,8744.84$871$6,805Pass
Fortis College ( TX ) °$17,8527.09$1,266$9,891Pass
Medical Training College ( LA ) °$17,7013.38$600$4,688Pass
A - Technical College ( CA ) °$17,5553.41$600$4,688Pass
Southeastern Technical College ( GA ) *$17,5420$0$0Pass
Cape Girardeau Career And Technology Center ( MO ) *$17,4452.16$386$3,016Pass
Concorde Career College ( CA ) °$17,4447.38$1,289$10,071Pass
Brightwood College ( TX ) °$17,4336.38$1,121$8,758Pass
Saint Louis College Of Health Careers ( MO ) °$17,0197.22$1,311$10,243Pass
National College ( TN ) °$16,9197.79$1,319$10,305Pass
Miller-Motte Technical College ( VA ) °$16,78411.56$1,953$15,259Zone
Metro Business College ( MO ) °$16,6661.91$319$2,492Pass
Miller - Motte Technical College ( TN ) °$16,66211.94$1,990$15,548Zone
Mccann School Of Business & Technology ( PA ) °$16,5746.22$1,032$8,063Pass
Brightwood College ( TX ) °$16,5547.43$1,231$9,618Pass
Yti Career Institute - Altoona ( PA ) °$16,3997.5$1,230$9,610Pass
San Joaquin Valley College ( CA ) °$16,3627.48$1,311$10,243Pass
Santa Barbara Business College ( CA ) °$16,3018.94$1,532$11,970Zone
Brightwood Career Institute ( PA ) °$16,0107.69$1,311$10,243Pass
Ashtabula County Technical And Career Campus ( OH ) *$15,9761.84$322$2,516Pass
Harrison College ( IN ) °$15,91515.99$2,545$19,884Zone
Brightwood College ( IN ) °$15,9087.65$1,288$10,063Pass
Mildred Elley ( NY ) °$15,6638.02$1,287$10,055Zone
Fortis College ( AL ) °$15,5934.59$716$5,594Pass
West Tennessee Business College ( TN ) °$15,4915.31$823$6,430Pass
Orion College ( FL ) °$15,4195.1$787$6,149Pass
Fortis College ( LA ) °$15,3536.63$1,018$7,954Pass
Brightwood College ( TX ) °$15,3127.9$1,211$9,462Pass
Santa Barbara Business College ( CA ) °$15,13910.84$1,642$12,829Zone
Career Quest Learning Center ( MI ) °$15,0245.29$860$6,719Pass
Calc, Institute Of Technology ( IL ) °$14,9275.58$834$6,516Pass
Blue Cliff College ( LA ) °$14,9238.78$1,311$10,243Zone
Centura Institute ( FL ) °$14,8268.93$1,325$10,352Zone
Southwest School Of Business & Technical Careers ( TX ) °$14,6215.1$747$5,836Pass
Brightwood College ( TX ) °$14,4018.41$1,248$9,751Zone
American National University ( VA ) °$14,1908.58$1,254$9,798Zone
Career College Consultants ( CA ) °$13,8519.46$1,311$10,243Zone
Career Point College ( TX ) °$13,79711.27$1,556$12,157Zone
Tennessee College Of Applied Technology - Knoxville ( TN ) *$13,7160$0$0Pass
Southern Careers Institute ( TX ) °$13,6365.18$707$5,524Pass
Centura College ( SC ) °$13,6029.28$1,311$10,243Zone
Institute For Business & Technology ( CA ) °$13,5608.71$1,267$9,899Zone
Medtech College ( VA ) °$13,4217.59$1,311$10,243Pass
Brightwood College ( CA ) °$13,3708.33$1,263$9,868Zone
Brightwood College ( CA ) °$13,3248.27$1,183$9,243Pass
Brightwood Career Institute ( PA ) °$13,2589.88$1,310$10,235Zone
Mayfield College ( CA ) °$13,0998.16$1,176$9,188Zone
Delta College ( LA ) °$13,0004.14$590$4,610Pass
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute ( TX ) °$12,8369.84$1,311$10,243Zone
Platt College ( OK ) °$12,7389.21$1,311$10,243Zone
Center For Employment Training ( CA ) $12,4063.36$507$3,961Pass
Manhattan School Of Computer Technology ( NY ) $12,3580$0$0Pass
Mti Business College ( CA ) °$12,1054.83$763$5,961Pass
Institute Of Technology ( CA ) °$12,0099.58$1,290$10,079Zone
American National University ( IN ) °$11,93410.05$1,311$10,243Pass
Indian Capital Technology Center, School District Number 4 ( OK ) *$11,2170$0$0Pass
Detroit Business Institute - Downriver ( MI ) °$10,3331.81$246$1,922Pass
Vatterott College ( IA ) °$7,27628.11$2,754$21,517Fail
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