Americare School Of Allied Health

Overview of Americare School Of Allied Health

Americare is located in Wheaton, MD (a large suburb). The school is a private, for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by Americare is the Certificate.

Areas of Study

The school is known for its programs in nursing and emergency medicine.

Americare Selectivity

Americare does not offer open admission.

Student Body

The school had 158 enrolled students in 2007-2008. Americare has a large minority student population.

Student Life

A lot of students at the school attend part-time.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The mission of Americare School of Allied Health is to provide each student the opportunity for success by offering instruction and teaching the skills required to gain employment in the health care field as a Nursing Assistant or Medical Assistant. We provide specialized training for the Nursing Assistant students that include all state and federal requirements necessary to prepare students to pass the State Competency Evaluations and to gain employment as a Nursing Assistant. The Medical Assistant program teaches all aspects of front and back office procedures required to gain employment in a doctor's office or Medical Clinic as a Medical Assistant. Upon successful completion of the Nursing Assistant and Medical Assistant Program, graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Americare

Americare School of Allied Health
11141 Georgia Ave #418
Wheaton , MD 20902
General Phone: (301) 933-4660

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Americare Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine225nursing assistant
Medical Support and Technology32medical assistant

Number of programs and degrees for Americare in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years321
Award of less than 1 academic year2251

Americare Student Body

In 2007-2008, Americare had a total enrollment of 158 students (127 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 10%
Women 90%
Full-Time 32%
Part-Time 68%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 13%
20-21 20%
22-24 28%
25-29 21%
30-34 9%
35-39 7%
40-49 1%

Americare Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 84 %
Part-Time 87 %

Graduation and Transfer Rates (2007):
(Graduation rate is percent of students graduating within 150% of the normal time.)

Item Percent
Graduating 84%

Americare Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Silver Spring, Maryland for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Maryland Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Americare Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordnot required
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsrequired

Americare Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
Americare participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3771300)

Americare Degree Programs (2007)

Medical Support And Technology
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant

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Americare Highlights

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What Sets Americare Apart:

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% of freshmen enrolled part-time
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% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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Top 8%Americare % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Minority % of student body
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Top 9%Americare Minority % of student body
Female % of student body
(colleges not offering open-admission)
Top 14%Americare Female % of student body

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