Community Colleges’ Contributions to the Education of Allied Health Professionals in Rural Areas of the United States


This study identified rural-serving community colleges across the United States and their five-year graduation trends for specific allied health professions, examined the spectrum of how rural allied health professions education currently is being allocated and delivered, and explored how community economic status and estimated regional allied health workforce demand is associated with the availability of rural community college allied health education programs. Funded by HRSA’s ORHP.