Top Schools for Phlebotomy

Read about the top schools for phlebotomy, through which students learn how to safely extract blood samples from humans. Learn about the program options at three universities, and find a list of other schools in the U.S. that provide training for phlebotomists.

School Overviews

Students who are interested in pursuing careers as phlebotomists can find certificate programs at the University of Alaska in Anchorage and Ferris State University. Program lengths often range from 3-5 courses and may include a professional practicum.

1. University of Alaska - Anchorage in Anchorage, AK

School Highlight: The University offers 17 certificate programs, 90 undergraduate programs, 29 masters and one doctorate program.

The University of Alaska in Anchorage (UAA) is a public university that offers an occupational endorsement certificate (OEC) in phlebotomy. This program covers topics in infection control and record keeping. Once enrolled, students learn to collect and process blood and other specimens. They also participate in a phlebotomy practicum.

2. Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI

School Highlight: Offers in excess of 180 educational programs, at the associate, bachelor, master and doctorate degree level.

Ferris State University is a public university that ranked #54 among public schools in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report in 2015. The university's Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Respiratory Care and Health Care Administration offers certificate and degree programs in health information technology, respiratory care and medical laboratory technology.

Top Phlebotomy Schools

School Name Distinction Location
Baker College of Auburn Hills Michigan's largest independent college Auburn Hills, MI
Bellevue College Phlebotomy Tech Certificate of Accomplishment Bellevue, WA
Columbia Basin College $115 DOH application to license fee Pasco, WA
Davenport University School offers various medical programs, including Practical Nursing Diploma, AAS in Medical Assisting, BS in Nursing Completion and Master of Science in Nursing Grand Rapids, MI
Dixie State College of Utah Phlebotomy program offered to students as a 1-semester course Saint George, UT
Goodwin College College has 80% employment rate East Hartford, CT
Madison Area Technical College Training in phlebotomy consists of two 2-credit courses Madison, WI

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