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Top 29 Healthcare Management Degree Programs in 2021

September 2, 2021 | Staff Writers

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Why Get A Healthcare Management Degree?

Experts predict that the healthcare industry will continue to be the largest and fastest-growing business in the United States. Although no one can guarantee you a job once you finish college, a healthcare management degree is a step in the right direction. You will not only have the satisfaction of indirectly improving patient’s health and wellbeing but you will acquire the skills necessary to work in a variety of settings like a hospital, insurance company, or the pharmaceutical industry. The average income for a healthcare manager is $100,000 and current healthcare managers find their job to be fulfilling and rewarding. Some schools offer an online healthcare administration degree program.

Rank School Location
1Belhaven University (46 points)Jackson, Mississippi
2University of North Carolina (46 points)Chapel Hill, North Carolina
3 Howard University (44 points)Washington, D.C.
4Gardner-Webb University (42 points)Boiling Springs, North Carolina
5University of Pennsylvania (40 points)Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Top 30 Schools Offering Healthcare Management Degrees

In the event of a tie, both schools were awarded the same ranking in no particular order. We then skipped a number to ensure we concluded with the number 30.

1

Belhaven University (46 points)

  • Jackson, Mississippi
  • Graduation Rate: 31%

Situated in Jackson, Mississippi, Belhaven University is a private Christian school with a student enrollment of around 1,200. Although small in size, Belhaven University offers all the amenities you would find at larger schools like sports and the arts.

School Overview

Yearly cost: $18,734
Student faculty ratio: 10:1
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2

University of North Carolina (46 points)

  • Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Graduation Rate: 91%

Located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, UNC’s Gillings School is recognized as one of the top-ranked schools in the US. With a student population of over 18,000, it offers students the big-school environment while offering a superb educational experience.

School Overview

Yearly cost: $11,649
Student faculty ratio: 13:1
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3

Howard University (44 points)

  • Washington, D.C.
  • Graduation Rate: 59%

Historically a black-college, Howard University is a private school with a student enrollment of around 6,000. Located in Washington D.C., this mid-sized school boasts a good student to faculty ratio and students praise the efforts of their professors.

School Overview

Yearly cost: $19,196
Student faculty ratio: 10:1
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4

Gardner-Webb University (42 points)

  • Boiling Springs, North Carolina
  • Graduation Rate: 44%

Situated in the North Carolina foothills, Gardner-Webb University is a small, Christian school with a student population of around 1,400. Gardner-Webb has sports and the performing arts for a balanced college experience and is only about 1 hour from major cities like Asheville and Charlotte, NC.

School Overview

Yearly cost: $19,197
Student faculty ratio: 11:1
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5

University of Pennsylvania (40 points)

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Graduation Rate: 95%

The University of Pennsylvania is located in Philadelphia and the Health Care Management Department is a pioneer in the healthcare management field. The University of Pennsylvania is noted as an elite school with a student population of around 10,000.

School Overview

Yearly cost: $26,266
Student faculty ratio: 6:1
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6

Monroe College (40 points)

  • New York City, New York
  • Graduation Rate: 52%

Monroe College is located in Bronx, New York, and is a private college that typically has 8,000 enrolled students. Monroe offers is a commuter college and also offers online programs while at the same time having a strong athletic program.

School Overview

Yearly cost: $11,261
Student faculty ratio: 16:1
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7

LeTourneau University (37 points)

  • Longview, Texas
  • Graduation Rate: 64%

LeTourneau University, located in Longview, Texas, is a private Christian school with a student enrollment of around 1,300. LeTourneau does have sports programs (not football) as well as the performing arts for a well-rounded college experience.

School Overview

Yearly cost: $23,386
Student faculty ratio: 11:1
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8

Florida A&M University (37 points)

  • Tallahassee, Florida
  • Graduation Rate: 41%

Florida A&M University, historically a black college, is located in Tallahassee, Florida. FAMU is a mid-sized public university with a student population of about 7,000. Although the student-faculty ratio is on the high side, nonetheless, students state that professors are attentive and work hard at teaching their classes.

School Overview

Yearly cost: $14,692
Student faculty ratio: 16:1
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9

University of Washington (36 points)

  • Seattle, Washington
  • Graduation Rate: 84%

Nestled in Seattle, Washington, the University of Washington is a large, public institution with around 30,000 students. They also have branch campuses in Tacoma and Bothell, Washington.

School Overview

Yearly cost: $9,765
Student faculty ratio: 19:1
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10

Saint Louis University (35 points)

  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Graduation Rate: 74%

Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the oldest Catholic universities. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, the university has approximately 13,000 students and in the healthcare program, has a student-faculty ratio of 9:1.

School Overview

Yearly cost: $31,460
Student faculty ratio: 9:1
Total credits: 120
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11

Rutgers University (34 points)

  • New Brunswick, New Jersey

Located in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Rutgers University is home to around 34,000 undergrads. Rutgers is a large school that has all the bells and whistles associated with schools this size. With New York city only about 1 hour away, you will have plenty of opportunities for internships and employment after college.

School Overview

Yearly cost: $16,295
Student faculty ratio: 16:1
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12

Upper Iowa University (33 points)

  • Fayette, Iowa
  • Graduation Rate: 61%

This small, private university is located in Fayette, Iowa but has satellite campuses scattered across the US. Upper Iowa University has about 1,900 students at its main campus and has a sports program as well.

School Overview

Yearly cost: $21,630
Student faculty ratio: 13:1
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13

University of Louisiana-Lafayette (33 points)

  • Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Graduation Rate: 44%

Located in Lafayette, Louisiana, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the second-largest university in Louisiana, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees on campus and fully online.

The University offers a 100% online Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration through the College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions. The program features 8-week courses, flat-rate tuition, and five start terms — January, March, June, August, and October.

School Overview

Yearly cost: $9,120
Student faculty ratio: 19:1
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14

Towson University (32 points)

  • Towson, Maryland
  • Graduation Rate: 76%

Towson University, located in Towson, Maryland, is a public university with approximately 17,000 enrolled undergraduates. Founded in 1865, TU is the second-largest university in Maryland and has several branch locations. Like many larger institutions, Towson has a wide variety of activities ranging from club activities to sports to the arts.

School Overview

Yearly cost: $16,148
Student faculty ratio: 17:1
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15

Georgetown University (31 points)

  • Washington, D.C.
  • Graduation Rate: 94%

Located in Washington, D.C., Georgetown University is a private, mid-sized Catholic school with around 8,000 undergrads. The majority of students ranked their professors favorably per involvement and teaching effort.

School Overview

Yearly cost: $28,509
Student faculty ratio: 11:1
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16

James Madison University (30 points)

  • Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Graduation Rate: 82%

James Madison University is located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and is a public university with approximately 18,881 students. Although a larger school, James Madison University’s professors are noted for providing superb one-on-one experiences.

School Overview

Yearly cost: $17,753
Student faculty ratio: 16:1
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17

University of South Florida (30 points)

  • Tampa, Florida
  • Graduation Rate: 69%

Situated in Tampa, Florida, the University of South Florida is a large, public university with about 25,000 undergraduate students. Although the student-faculty ratio is on the high side, students generally agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching.

School Overview

Yearly cost: $10,460
Student faculty ratio: 22:1
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18

Keiser University (29 points)

  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Founded in 1977 by Dr. Arthur and Evelyn Keiser, Keiser University is a private not-for-profit university with 21 campuses throughout the State of Florida. The main campus is in Fort Lauderdale, and although Keiser is Florida’s largest university, they focus on small classrooms for a better learning experience.

School Overview

Yearly cost: $27,649
Student faculty ratio: 12:1
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19

University of Minnesota (28 points)

  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Graduation Rate: 78%

The University of Minnesota is a large public university with around 30,000 undergraduate students. Located in Minneapolis, the school has the “big campus” experience coupled with the advantages of living in a big city.

School Overview

Yearly cost: $16,691
Student faculty ratio: 17:1
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20

College of Health Care Professions (27 points)

  • Houston, Texas

College of Health Care Professions (CHCP) is a for-profit college located in Houston, Texas. CHCP has around 1,500 undergraduate students and offers many online courses as well.

School Overview

Yearly cost: $38,158
Student faculty ratio: 14:1
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21

Providence College (26 points)

  • Providence, Rhode Island
  • Graduation Rate: 83%

Providence is a private, Catholic college with approximately 4,000 undergrads. Located in Providence, Rhode Island, this school offers athletics (not football) and students ranked their professors highly concerning preparation, teaching, and involvement.

School Overview

Yearly cost: $37,842
Student faculty ratio: 11:1
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22

University of Alabama-Birmingham (26 points)

  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Graduation Rate: 52%

Located in Birmingham, Alabama, the University of Alabama-Birmingham is a public school with over 10,000 undergrads. Students rank their professors highly per involvement and teaching effort.

School Overview

Yearly cost: $16,636
Student faculty ratio: 19:1
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23

Butler University (24 points)

  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Graduation Rate: 76%

This private university is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Butler University has around 4,500 students and has athletics and the performing arts. Being in a large city offers undergraduates to experience big-city life as well as have opportunities for employment upon graduation.

School Overview

Yearly cost: $37,954
Student faculty ratio: 11:1
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24

University of La Verne (24 points)

  • La Verne, California
  • Graduation Rate: 75%

The University of La Verne is a private university located in La Verne, California which is in the LA area. The student enrollment is over 3,700 and the school has sports as well as performing arts. Being in the Los Angeles area, students can enjoy all the aspects of big-city living and have great employment opportunities upon graduation.

School Overview

Yearly cost: $26,617
Student faculty ratio: 14:1
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25

University of Cincinnati (24 points)

  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Graduation Rate: 66%

The University of Cincinnati is a large, public school located in Cincinnati, Ohio. With an enrollment of over 23,000 students, you will experience all the amenities a larger school offers as well as the perks a big city offers.

School Overview

Yearly cost: $20,085
Student faculty ratio: 16:1
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26

University of Scranton (22 points)

  • Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Graduation Rate: 80%

The University of Scranton is a Catholic school located in Scranton, Pennsylvania with a student population of over 3,800. The program has study-abroad opportunities and the school has sports (no football) and the performing arts.

School Overview

Yearly cost: $36,725
Student faculty ratio: 13:1
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27

The Ohio State University (22 points)

  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Graduation Rate: 83%

The Ohio State University is one of the largest universities with a staggering 42,000 undergraduate students. Despite such proportions, OSU is noted for keeping the student-faculty ratio relatively low and a majority of students rate their professors highly in regard to class preparation and student involvement.

School Overview

Yearly cost: $18,694
Student faculty ratio: 19:1
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28

Northeastern University (19 points)

  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Graduation Rate: 84%

Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Northeastern University is a private institution with over 13,000 students. The school has athletics (not football) and the performing arts while the city of Boston offers plenty of entertainment and employment opportunities.

School Overview

Yearly cost: $34,245
Student faculty ratio: 14:1
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29

Auburn University (15 points)

  • Auburn, Alabama
  • Graduation Rate: 75%

Auburn University, located in Auburn, Alabama, has over 22,000 students and is a public university. Starting in 1859, this prestigious school offers students a great education steeped in rich history.

School Overview

Yearly cost: $23,205
Student faculty ratio: 19:1
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How We Ranked The Schools

First, we searched for colleges and universities that offered a healthcare management degree (or health science administration degree) on their main campus. If a school also offered online classes in addition to their classroom courses, we did our best to notate that.

Next, we choose schools that varied in size, tuition, and notoriety. We compiled this data and ranked the institutions based upon two criteria:

  • Yearly tuition
  • Student faculty ratio

If you’re still unsure about what school is best for you or have any other questions pertaining to this and other degrees, please contact us for assistance. For more programs, check out our Master’s in Healthcare Management page.

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