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.
|1||Belhaven University (46 points)||Jackson, Mississippi|
|2||University of North Carolina (46 points)||Chapel Hill, North Carolina|
|3||Howard University (44 points)||Washington, D.C.|
|4||Gardner-Webb University (42 points)||Boiling Springs, North Carolina|
|5||University 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.
Belhaven University (46 points)
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.
University of North Carolina (46 points)
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.
Howard University (44 points)
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.
Gardner-Webb University (42 points)
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.
University of Pennsylvania (40 points)
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.
Monroe College (40 points)
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.
LeTourneau University (37 points)
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.
Florida A&M University (37 points)
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.
University of Washington (36 points)
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.
Saint Louis University (35 points)
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.
Rutgers University (34 points)
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.
Upper Iowa University (33 points)
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.
University of Louisiana-Lafayette (33 points)
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.
Towson University (32 points)
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.
Georgetown University (31 points)
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.
James Madison University (30 points)
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.
University of South Florida (30 points)
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.
Keiser University (29 points)
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.
University of Minnesota (28 points)
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.
College of Health Care Professions (27 points)
College of Health Care Professions (CHCP) is a for-profit college located in Houston, Texas. CHCP has 2,991 undergraduate students and offers many online courses as well.
Providence College (26 points)
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.
University of Alabama-Birmingham (26 points)
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.
Butler University (24 points)
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.
University of La Verne (24 points)
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.
University of Cincinnati (24 points)
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.
University of Scranton (22 points)
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.
The Ohio State University (22 points)
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.
Northeastern University (19 points)
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.
Auburn University (15 points)
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.
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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