Healthcare Administration Schools

Healthcare administration is one of the fastest growing fields in the United States. With a large aging population and increased access to healthcare with the implementation of the Affordable Healthcare Act, the field of healthcare administration is predicted to grow rapidly in the next ten years. With a faster than average growth rate of 20 percent, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that 72,100 new healthcare administration jobs will be added nationwide between 2016 and 2026.

This unique discipline blends the fields of health policy, business, and science. Professionals in the field allow institutions to provide high-quality care to patients by coordinating the healthcare practitioners and the support staff behind operational roles in medical facilities.

With a degree in healthcare administration, graduates can choose to specialize and contribute to daily operations work in healthcare facilities such as medical and research hospitals, laboratories, government agencies, healthcare supplies, insurance, and medical clinics. While most people in healthcare administration have a bachelor’s degree and some previous administrative experience, many students are choosing to earn a master’s degree to prime themselves for management experience and earn higher salaries.

In the quickly expanding field of healthcare administration, there are several professional career paths available for graduates. Some of these careers include titles such as clinical manager, nursing home administrator, medical office manager, hospital information manager, and hospital administrator. Certification is also offered through a variety of professional associations such as the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management, and the Health Care Administrators Association.

Accredited schools offering degrees in healthcare administration typically offer several professional specializations. While the areas of specialization vary by school, some of the most popular areas of specialization in healthcare administration degree programs are as follows:

Read on to discover what to expect from a healthcare administration school.

On-Campus Healthcare Administration Programs

When selecting schools, students have the choice of on-campus, online, or hybrid programs. Here are four on-campus programs to consider.

George Mason University

The bachelor’s degree of health administration program at George Mason University is offered by the Department of Health Administration and Policy and prepares its students to work in a wide range of medical facilities.

The program can be completed on a full- or part-time schedule and there are three separate concentrations offered: health systems management, assisted living/senior housing administration, and health informatics. Required courses include the Mason Core classes, as well as instruction in health professions careers and healthcare delivery in the United States. Please note that all students are required to complete a criminal background check prior to a required internship.

  • Location: Fairfax, VA
  • Accreditation: Commission on College of the Southern Association of College and Schools
  • Tuition: $377.50 per credit
  • Program Length: 24 months

University of Memphis – School of Public Health

The master of health administration program (MHA) at the University of Memphis is one of 84 programs in the United States accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) and is the only accredited MHA program in Tennessee. The program is the recipient of the 2018 CAHME/Ascension Award for Excellence in Healthcare Leadership Development and has high graduation and job-placement rates.

The program requires 53 credits and allows students to complete coursework on a full-time, part-time, or executive track schedule. Students applying to the program should have a bachelor’s degree or be on track to complete a bachelor’s degree before the program begins, and must also submit GRE or GMAT scores, two letters of recommendation, a written statement, and a resume highlighting their education and experience.

  • Location: Memphis, TN
  • Accreditation: Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
  • Tuition: $503 per credit
  • Program Length: 24 to 36 months

Johns Hopkins University – Bloomberg School of Public Health

Johns Hopkins University offers a full-time two-year master’s of health administration program through the Bloomberg School of Public health. In the first year of the program students take 6-7 courses per term and the second year of the program students partake in a full-time field placement and take three courses online, enabling students to work anywhere in the world. Many students complete their field placement with Johns Hopkins University. Applicants to this program should have two years of post-baccalaureate health-related work experience or a doctoral degree in the field of public health. Each admitted student to the master’s of health administration receives a 75% scholarship in the second year of the program.

University of Minnesota – School of Public Health

Ranked in the top two master’s of healthcare administration programs by the U.S. News & World Report, the University of Minnesota offers a program for students with some healthcare management experience who desire higher leadership positions in healthcare settings. Students in the program begin and move through the program together. The school emphasizes experiential learning through career development events, support from faculty, and a summer residency program.

The program has a 100 percent job placement rate for its graduates and offers a three-year double master’s degree program option for those who also wish to pursue a master of business administration (MBA).

  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Accreditation: Committee on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
  • Tuition: $980 per hour
  • Program Length: 21 months

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List of Healthcare Administration Schools

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School City State Website grads (2018)
Walden University Minneapolis Minnesota 508
University of Phoenix-Arizona Tempe Arizona 445
Ohio University-Main Campus Athens Ohio 361
Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton Florida 303
California State University-Northridge Northridge California 290
California State University-Long Beach Long Beach California 269
University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham Alabama 205
University of Southern California Los Angeles California 180
Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant Michigan 176
Baker College Flint Michigan 173
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus University Park Pennsylvania 171
Webster University Saint Louis Missouri 162
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill North Carolina 149
The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson Texas 147
Boston University Boston Massachusetts 138
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia Pennsylvania 131
University of Houston-Clear Lake Houston Texas 128
University of North Florida Jacksonville Florida 123
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Winona Minnesota 119
Towson University Towson Maryland 115
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Michigan 114
Drexel University Philadelphia Pennsylvania 113
Texas State University San Marcos Texas 110
Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti Michigan 109
Texas Woman's University Denton Texas 99
Utica College Utica New York 92
University of Scranton Scranton Pennsylvania 86
Oregon Health & Science University Portland Oregon 85
University of Nevada-Las Vegas Las Vegas Nevada 84
Long Island University Brookville New York 82
University of Michigan-Flint Flint Michigan 80
Hofstra University Hempstead New York 78
James Madison University Harrisonburg Virginia 75
Winston-Salem State University Winston-Salem North Carolina 75
Ferris State University Big Rapids Michigan 72
Loyola University Chicago Chicago Illinois 72
The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington Texas 69
Georgetown University Washington District of Columbia 68
Western Kentucky University Bowling Green Kentucky 68
University of La Verne La Verne California 67
Sam Houston State University Huntsville Texas 66
University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle Washington 66
Medical University of South Carolina Charleston South Carolina 64
Texas Southern University Houston Texas 62
Francis Marion University Florence South Carolina 59
University of New Haven West Haven Connecticut 58
Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Cupey Campus San Juan Puerto Rico 57
University of Massachusetts-Lowell Lowell Massachusetts 56
Providence College Providence Rhode Island 55
Appalachian State University Boone North Carolina 53
ASA College Brooklyn New York 53
University of Kentucky Lexington Kentucky 52
Lindenwood University Saint Charles Missouri 51
Wichita State University Wichita Kansas 51
University of Minnesota-Duluth Duluth Minnesota 49
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Bowling Green Ohio 48
Dartmouth College Hanover New Hampshire 48
Indian River State College Fort Pierce Florida 48
Salve Regina University Newport Rhode Island 48
University of Missouri-Columbia Columbia Missouri 48
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 48
Goldey-Beacom College Wilmington Delaware 47
Baylor University Waco Texas 45
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Tallahassee Florida 45
New York Medical College Valhalla New York 45
Saint Louis University Saint Louis Missouri 45
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Eau Claire Wisconsin 45
West Texas A & M University Canyon Texas 45
Georgia State University Atlanta Georgia 44
University of Denver Denver Colorado 44
Auburn University Auburn Alabama 43
College of Central Florida Ocala Florida 43
Felician University Lodi New Jersey 43
Rhode Island College Providence Rhode Island 43
Pacific University Forest Grove Oregon 42
South University, Savannah Savannah Georgia 41
Cambridge College Boston Massachusetts 40
Valparaiso University Valparaiso Indiana 40
University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne Fort Wayne Indiana 39
Concordia University-Chicago River Forest Illinois 38
Creighton University Omaha Nebraska 38
California State University-Los Angeles Los Angeles California 37
Clarkson University Potsdam New York 36
Loma Linda University Loma Linda California 35
Valdosta State University Valdosta Georgia 35
Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond Virginia 35
Arcadia University Glenside Pennsylvania 34
Barry University Miami Florida 34
University of New Hampshire-Main Campus Durham New Hampshire 34
Cornell University Ithaca New York 33
Friends University Wichita Kansas 33
University of Florida Gainesville Florida 33
AdventHealth University Orlando Florida 32
Stony Brook University Stony Brook New York 32
Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Carolina Campus Carolina Puerto Rico 32
University of Miami Coral Gables Florida 31
Fayetteville State University Fayetteville North Carolina 31
State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota Bradenton Florida 31
University of Michigan-Dearborn Dearborn Michigan 31
Waldorf University Forest City Iowa 31
Xavier University Cincinnati Ohio 31
Harvard University Cambridge Massachusetts 30
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Houston Texas 30
Point Park University Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 29
The University of Montana Missoula Montana 29
Vanderbilt University Nashville Tennessee 29
Grand Valley State University Allendale Michigan 28
South University, Columbia Columbia South Carolina 28
Concordia University-Portland Portland Oregon 27
Marshall University Huntington West Virginia 27
Pioneer Pacific College Beaverton Oregon 27
Rush University Chicago Illinois 27
Western Carolina University Cullowhee North Carolina 26
LeTourneau University Longview Texas 25
Our Lady of the Lake University San Antonio Texas 24
University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte North Carolina 24
Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills Michigan 23
Plaza College Forest Hills New York 23
Suffolk University Boston Massachusetts 23
University of North Texas Health Science Center Fort Worth Texas 23
Bellevue College Bellevue Washington 22
King's College Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania 22
Mercy College Dobbs Ferry New York 22
Tennessee State University Nashville Tennessee 22
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette Louisiana 22
Carroll University Waukesha Wisconsin 21
Community College of Philadelphia Philadelphia Pennsylvania 21
Mandl School-The College of Allied Health New York New York 21
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg Middletown Pennsylvania 21
Portland State University Portland Oregon 21
Southwestern Oklahoma State University Weatherford Oklahoma 21
Stonehill College Easton Massachusetts 21
University of Evansville Evansville Indiana 21
Western Illinois University Macomb Illinois 21
California University of Management and Sciences Anaheim California 20
South University, Montgomery Montgomery Alabama 20
South University, West Palm Beach Royal Palm Beach Florida 20
Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau Missouri 20
University of South Florida-Main Campus Tampa Florida 20
Arizona College-Glendale Glendale Arizona 19
South University, Virginia Beach Virginia Beach Virginia 19
University of California-Irvine Irvine California 19
California State University-Bakersfield Bakersfield California 18
Clayton State University Morrow Georgia 18
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York New York 18
Methodist University Fayetteville North Carolina 18
Pace University New York New York 18
Rutgers University-New Brunswick New Brunswick New Jersey 18
Saint Peter's University Jersey City New Jersey 18
Washington State University Pullman Washington 18
California College San Diego San Marcos California 17
California State University-San Bernardino San Bernardino California 17
Eastern Washington University Cheney Washington 17
Framingham State University Framingham Massachusetts 17
Marymount University Arlington Virginia 17
Mount St. Mary's University Emmitsburg Maryland 17
Concordia College-New York Bronxville New York 16
Nashville State Community College Nashville Tennessee 16
Tulane University of Louisiana New Orleans Louisiana 16
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University Baton Rouge Louisiana 15
Georgia Southern University Statesboro Georgia 15
Shawnee State University Portsmouth Ohio 15
Youngstown State University Youngstown Ohio 15
Fairmont State University Fairmont West Virginia 14
GateWay Community College Phoenix Arizona 14
St Francis College Brooklyn Heights New York 14
University of California-San Francisco San Francisco California 14
University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio Texas 14
Wright State University-Main Campus Dayton Ohio 14
Christian Brothers University Memphis Tennessee 13
Hastings College Hastings Nebraska 13
Idaho State University Pocatello Idaho 13
Platt College-Ontario Ontario California 13
Plymouth State University Plymouth New Hampshire 13
Roger Williams University Bristol Rhode Island 13
South University, High Point High Point North Carolina 13
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock Arkansas 13
University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City Oklahoma 13
Viterbo University La Crosse Wisconsin 13
Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis Missouri 13
Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix Phoenix Arizona 12
Columbia Central University-Caguas Caguas Puerto Rico 12
Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny Iowa 12
Stevens-Henager College Boise Idaho 12
University of New Orleans New Orleans Louisiana 12
West Virginia University Institute of Technology Beckley West Virginia 12
CUNY Graduate School and University Center New York New York 11
Lincoln College Lincoln Illinois 11
Midwestern State University Wichita Falls Texas 11
Oregon Institute of Technology Klamath Falls Oregon 11
Platt College-Riverside Riverside California 11
South University, Richmond Glen Allen Virginia 11
University of California-San Diego La Jolla California 11
University of Connecticut Storrs Connecticut 11
American InterContinental University-Houston Houston Texas 10
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Memphis Tennessee 10
Butler University Indianapolis Indiana 10
Florida Southern College Lakeland Florida 10
Madonna University Livonia Michigan 10
Oklahoma Christian University Edmond Oklahoma 10
South University, Tampa Tampa Florida 10
Southeast Community College Area Lincoln Nebraska 10
Southern Adventist University Collegedale Tennessee 10
Bluefield State College Bluefield West Virginia 9
City College-Gainesville Gainesville Florida 9
Iona College New Rochelle New York 9
Iowa Central Community College Fort Dodge Iowa 9
University of Charleston Charleston West Virginia 9
University of the Potomac-VA Campus Vienna Virginia 8
Elizabethtown College School of Continuing and Professional Studies Elizabethtown Pennsylvania 8
Arizona College-Mesa Mesa Arizona 8
Baldwin Wallace University Berea Ohio 8
College of Saint Mary Omaha Nebraska 8
Concordia University Texas Austin Texas 8
La Sierra University Riverside California 8
Mount Saint Mary's University Los Angeles California 8
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley Center Valley Pennsylvania 8
Salem State University Salem Massachusetts 8
Albany Technical College Albany Georgia 7
Angeles College Los Angeles California 7
Maria College of Albany Albany New York 7
Newbury College Brookline Massachusetts 7
University of Phoenix-California Ontario California 7
National American University-Albuquerque Albuquerque New Mexico 6
National American University-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs Colorado 6
Adrian College Adrian Michigan 6
Alma College Alma Michigan 6
Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee Wisconsin 6
Oakwood University Huntsville Alabama 6
Pensacola State College Pensacola Florida 6
Piedmont College Demorest Georgia 6
Simpson College Indianola Iowa 6
SUNY Empire State College Saratoga Springs New York 6
University of Redlands Redlands California 6
University of Toledo Toledo Ohio 6
Worcester State University Worcester Massachusetts 6
National American University-Overland Park Overland Park Kansas 5
CollegeAmerica-Fort Collins Fort Collins Colorado 5
Lee University Cleveland Tennessee 5
Marian University Fond Du Lac Wisconsin 5
Moravian College Bethlehem Pennsylvania 5
Otterbein University Westerville Ohio 5
Regent University Virginia Beach Virginia 5
Sinclair Community College Dayton Ohio 5
South University, Austin Round Rock Texas 5
Spring Arbor University Spring Arbor Michigan 5
Springfield College Springfield Massachusetts 5
The University of West Florida Pensacola Florida 5
University of Dubuque Dubuque Iowa 5
Wagner College Staten Island New York 5
Washington Adventist University Takoma Park Maryland 5
National American University-Georgetown Georgetown Texas 4
Bryan University Rogers Arkansas 4
Chestnut Hill College Philadelphia Pennsylvania 4
Converse College Spartanburg South Carolina 4
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice New York New York 4
Daymar College-Murfreesboro Murfreesboro Tennessee 4
Harding University Searcy Arkansas 4
Lewis University Romeoville Illinois 4
Lourdes University Sylvania Ohio 4
Marquette University Milwaukee Wisconsin 4
Mercer University Macon Georgia 4
Molloy College Rockville Centre New York 4
Muskingum University New Concord Ohio 4
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology Media Pennsylvania 4
Samford University Birmingham Alabama 4
Stevens-Henager College West Haven Utah 4
Stevens-Henager College Murray Utah 4
Stevens-Henager College Orem Utah 4
University of Akron Main Campus Akron Ohio 4
Ursuline College Pepper Pike Ohio 4
National American University-Austin Austin Texas 3
National American University-Independence Independence Missouri 3
National American University-Sioux Falls Sioux Falls South Dakota 3
National American University-Tulsa Tulsa Oklahoma 3
Unitek College Fremont California 3
Alfred University Alfred New York 3
Augusta Technical College Augusta Georgia 3
BridgeValley Community & Technical College South Charleston West Virginia 3
Caldwell University Caldwell New Jersey 3
Georgetown College Georgetown Kentucky 3
Le Moyne College Syracuse New York 3
Mount Mary University Milwaukee Wisconsin 3
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Oshkosh Wisconsin 3
West Georgia Technical College Waco Georgia 3
Antioch University-Midwest Yellow Springs Ohio 2
Marlboro College Graduate & Professional Studies Marlboro Vermont 2
Marywood University Scranton Pennsylvania 2
National American University-Albuquerque West Albuquerque New Mexico 2
National American University-Bloomington Bloomington Minnesota 2
National American University-Centennial Centennial Colorado 2
National American University-Garden City Garden City Kansas 2
National American University-Houston Houston Texas 2
National American University-Lewisville Lewisville Texas 2
National American University-Rochester Rochester Minnesota 2
National American University-Zona Rosa Kansas City Missouri 2
Alverno College Milwaukee Wisconsin 2
American International College Springfield Massachusetts 2
DeVry University-Indiana Merrillville Indiana 2
DeVry University-Tennessee Nashville Tennessee 2
Fontbonne University Saint Louis Missouri 2
Gannon University Erie Pennsylvania 2
Seattle University Seattle Washington 2
Texas A & M University-College Station College Station Texas 2
University of Phoenix-Texas Houston Texas 2
Western Connecticut State University Danbury Connecticut 2
National American University-Bellevue Bellevue Nebraska 1
National American University-Brooklyn Center Brooklyn Center Minnesota 1
National American University-Lee's Summit Lee's Summit Missouri 1
National American University-Mesquite Mesquite Texas 1
National American University-Richardson Richardson Texas 1
National American University-Roseville Roseville Minnesota 1
National American University-Watertown Watertown South Dakota 1
National American University-Wichita West Wichita Kansas 1
University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Denver Colorado 1
Arizona State University-West Glendale Arizona 1
Ave Maria University Ave Maria Florida 1
Barton College Wilson North Carolina 1
Blinn College Brenham Texas 1
Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Fayette Missouri 1
Delta State University Cleveland Mississippi 1
Duquesne University Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 1
Eastern Mennonite University Harrisonburg Virginia 1
Mercyhurst University Erie Pennsylvania 1
Mississippi State University Mississippi State Mississippi 1
National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension Ellsworth Air Force Base South Dakota 1
Northwest Florida State College Niceville Florida 1
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver Monaca Pennsylvania 1
Shenandoah University Winchester Virginia 1
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Shippensburg Pennsylvania 1
Southern Vermont College Bennington Vermont 1
Stevens-Henager College Idaho Falls Idaho 1
Temple University Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1
Tennessee Wesleyan University Athens Tennessee 1
Thomas More College Crestview Hills Kentucky 1
University of Mount Union Alliance Ohio 1
University of Phoenix-Nevada Las Vegas Nevada 1
University of Rio Grande Rio Grande Ohio 1
Warner Pacific University Portland Oregon 1
2017-2018 School Data from IPEDS (Sourced in November, 2019)

Online Healthcare Administration Programs

University of California Los Angeles
Southern New Hampshire University
University of West Florida
Rasmussen University - Online
Arizona State University

Online and hybrid programs are becoming increasingly popular. They allow professionals the opportunity to work while they complete their degrees. Here are three online master’s programs in healthcare administration to consider.

Seton Hall University – School of Health and Medical Sciences

The online master’s of healthcare administration at Seton Hall University follows a sequence of coursework taught over six semesters in groups of learning teams. There are three in-person intensive/residency visits (five days each) throughout the program, giving students, professors, and peers an opportunity to meet face-to-face.

Ninety-six percent of graduates receive job offers within three months of completing this program. Additionally, 15-credit graduate certificates are available in an online format. With small class sizes and curriculum that emphasizes six learning domains ranging from leadership to professionalism, students complete their degrees with a capstone project in an area of specialized study as the final project for this degree program.

  • Location: Nutley, NJ
  • Accreditation: Committee on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
  • Tuition: $1,212 per credit
  • Program Length: 24 months

University of Scranton

Offering one of the first online master’s of health administration programs to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), the University of Scranton is a Jesuit university with two specialization options: health informatics and global health.

While a majority of the coursework is asynchronous and designed for working professionals, there are a few classes that require some synchronous class time where faculty and students meet at a predetermined time online. Teaching faculty in this program are known professionals in the industry and are well-acquainted with industry trends.

An 150-hour fieldwork internship is included in the curriculum and the global health specialization requires two ten-day trips abroad which focus on interactive and multicultural approaches to solving global health issues.

  • Location: Scranton, PA
  • Accreditation: Committee on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
  • Tuition: $940 per credit
  • Program Length: 24 to 36 months

The George Washington University – Milken Institute School of Public Health

Ranked number 12 on the U.S. News & World Report’s list of best public health schools, the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University offers a fully online master’s degree in health administration.

With an emphasis on experiential learning, graduates from this program learn to develop their leadership, management, and communication skills by studying law, regulation, and quality improvement in a variety of healthcare facilities. With four real-world immersion experiences and collaborative real-time online classes, professionals can expect to finish their degrees in two years.

  • Location: Washington D.C.
  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
  • Tuition: $1,765 per credit
  • Program Length: 24 to 36 months
School City State Website grads (2018)
Capella University Minneapolis Minnesota 873
Ultimate Medical Academy-Clearwater Clearwater Florida 856
Southern New Hampshire University Manchester New Hampshire 710
Purdue Global-Davenport Davenport Iowa 594
Colorado State University-Global Campus Greenwood Village Colorado 480
University of Central Florida Orlando Florida 449
University of Phoenix-Arizona Tempe Arizona 445
Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs Colorado 367
Ohio University-Main Campus Athens Ohio 361
Florida International University Miami Florida 280
Pima Medical Institute-Tucson Tucson Arizona 278
Western Governors University Salt Lake City Utah 269
Wilmington University New Castle Delaware 208
University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham Alabama 205
Indiana Wesleyan University-National & Global Marion Indiana 203
University of Maryland Global Campus Adelphi Maryland 199
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore Maryland 192
Columbia Southern University Orange Beach Alabama 191
Louisiana State University-Shreveport Shreveport Louisiana 187
University of Southern California Los Angeles California 180
Davenport University Grand Rapids Michigan 179
Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant Michigan 176
Baker College Flint Michigan 173
South University, Savannah Online Savannah Georgia 169
American InterContinental University Schaumburg Illinois 159
Brigham Young University-Idaho Rexburg Idaho 154
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Tulsa Oklahoma 151
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill North Carolina 149
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis Minnesota 145
Berkeley College-New York New York New York 143
ECPI University Virginia Beach Virginia 141
Belhaven University Jackson Mississippi 138
University of Southern Indiana Evansville Indiana 136
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Carbondale Illinois 135
University of St Francis Joliet Illinois 132
Trident University International Cypress California 131
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia Pennsylvania 131
Rasmussen College-Florida Ocala Florida 129
Franklin University Columbus Ohio 128
Saint Leo University Saint Leo Florida 121
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Winona Minnesota 119
Pfeiffer University Misenheimer North Carolina 116
California State University-East Bay Hayward California 113
Drexel University Philadelphia Pennsylvania 113
George Washington University Washington District of Columbia 113
Texas Woman's University Denton Texas 99
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis Indianapolis Indiana 97
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock Texas 92
Utica College Utica New York 92
University of Scranton Scranton Pennsylvania 86
Stratford University Fairfax Virginia 85
Park University Parkville Missouri 84
University of Nevada-Las Vegas Las Vegas Nevada 84
Colorado Christian University Lakewood Colorado 83
Florida Institute of Technology-Online Melbourne Florida 80
Berkeley College-Woodland Park Woodland Park New Jersey 74
DeVry University-Illinois Chicago Illinois 72
Ferris State University Big Rapids Michigan 72
Jackson State University Jackson Mississippi 72
National University La Jolla California 70
Georgetown University Washington District of Columbia 68
Western Kentucky University Bowling Green Kentucky 68
Champlain College Burlington Vermont 67
Concordia University-Saint Paul Saint Paul Minnesota 66
Weber State University Ogden Utah 62
New England College Henniker New Hampshire 61
Liberty University Lynchburg Virginia 57
Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver Colorado 57
University of Massachusetts-Lowell Lowell Massachusetts 56
Saint Joseph's College of Maine Standish Maine 55
Grantham University Lenexa Kansas 54
Platt College-Miller-Motte-Wilmington Wilmington North Carolina 54
Appalachian State University Boone North Carolina 53
Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg Pennsylvania 53
Seton Hall University South Orange New Jersey 52
Pitt Community College Winterville North Carolina 51
Strayer University-North Carolina Morrisville North Carolina 50
East Carolina University Greenville North Carolina 50
South Texas College McAllen Texas 50
University of Mount Olive Mount Olive North Carolina 50
Southern Nazarene University Bethany Oklahoma 49
King University Bristol Tennessee 48
Roberts Wesleyan College Rochester New York 48
Salve Regina University Newport Rhode Island 48
University of Missouri-Columbia Columbia Missouri 48
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 48
Middle Georgia State University Macon Georgia 47
Pennsylvania State University-World Campus University Park Pennsylvania 46
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 46
The College of Health Care Professions-Northwest Houston Texas 46
Jefferson College of Health Sciences Roanoke Virginia 45
New York Medical College Valhalla New York 45
University of Denver Denver Colorado 44
Pacific University Forest Grove Oregon 42
SUNY College of Technology at Canton Canton New York 41
Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Oklahoma 40
Valparaiso University Valparaiso Indiana 40
National American University-Rapid City Rapid City South Dakota 39
Herzing University-Madison Madison Wisconsin 39
Ottawa University-Online Ottawa Kansas 39
University of Minnesota-Crookston Crookston Minnesota 39
University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne Fort Wayne Indiana 39
Norfolk State University Norfolk Virginia 38
Regis University Denver Colorado 37
Santa Fe College Gainesville Florida 36
St Petersburg College Clearwater Florida 36
Loma Linda University Loma Linda California 35
Charter Oak State College New Britain Connecticut 35
The College of Westchester White Plains New York 35
Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond Virginia 35
Barry University Miami Florida 34
Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center Des Moines Iowa 33
Friends University Wichita Kansas 33
Montana State University Billings Billings Montana 33
Saginaw Valley State University University Center Michigan 33
AdventHealth University Orlando Florida 32
Stony Brook University Stony Brook New York 32
State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota Bradenton Florida 31
Limestone College Gaffney South Carolina 30
Minnesota State University Moorhead Moorhead Minnesota 30
Dallas Baptist University Dallas Texas 29
National Louis University Chicago Illinois 29
Norwich University Northfield Vermont 29
Trevecca Nazarene University Nashville Tennessee 29
Mercy College of Ohio Toledo Ohio 28
Reinhardt University Waleska Georgia 28
Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia Pennsylvania 28
University of Mississippi University Mississippi 28
American InterContinental University-Atlanta Atlanta Georgia 27
Concordia University-Portland Portland Oregon 27
Simmons University Boston Massachusetts 27
Tiffin University Tiffin Ohio 27
Baptist Health System School of Health Professions San Antonio Texas 26
Western Carolina University Cullowhee North Carolina 26
Strayer University-Georgia Atlanta Georgia 25
A T Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville Missouri 25
LeTourneau University Longview Texas 25
Mount Vernon Nazarene University Mount Vernon Ohio 25
Platt College-Los Angeles Alhambra California 25
Strayer University-Virginia Arlington Virginia 24
American Sentinel University Aurora Colorado 24
MCPHS University Boston Massachusetts 24
Midway University Midway Kentucky 24
Missouri Baptist University Saint Louis Missouri 24
Our Lady of the Lake University San Antonio Texas 24
Albertus Magnus College New Haven Connecticut 23
Charleston Southern University Charleston South Carolina 22
Gardner-Webb University Boiling Springs North Carolina 22
King's College Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania 22
Peirce College Philadelphia Pennsylvania 22
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science North Chicago Illinois 22
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette Louisiana 22
Concordia University-Irvine Irvine California 21
Widener University Chester Pennsylvania 21
Purdue Global-Des Moines Urbandale Iowa 20
Brookline College-Phoenix Phoenix Arizona 20
Columbia College Columbia Missouri 20
George Mason University Fairfax Virginia 20
Mid-America Christian University Oklahoma City Oklahoma 20
Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau Missouri 20
University of Northwestern Ohio Lima Ohio 20
Winona State University Winona Minnesota 20
Purdue Global-Hagerstown Hagerstown Maryland 19
Cleary University Howell Michigan 19
DeVry University-California Pomona California 19
Northwood University Midland Michigan 19
University of Antelope Valley Lancaster California 19
California Baptist University Riverside California 18
City College-Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale Florida 18
Rutgers University-New Brunswick New Brunswick New Jersey 18
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Saint Mary of the Woods Indiana 18
Warner Pacific University Professional and Graduate Studies Portland Oregon 18
West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester Pennsylvania 18
Coastal Carolina University Conway South Carolina 17
Cornerstone University Grand Rapids Michigan 17
Eastern Washington University Cheney Washington 17
Hodges University Naples Florida 17
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Lancaster Pennsylvania 17
Strayer University-Global Region Washington District of Columbia 17
Purdue Global-Indianapolis Indianapolis Indiana 16
Austin Peay State University Clarksville Tennessee 16
Cedar Crest College Allentown Pennsylvania 16
Walsh University North Canton Ohio 16
American National University Salem Virginia 15
Brazosport College Lake Jackson Texas 15
California Intercontinental University Irvine California 15
Campbell University Buies Creek North Carolina 15
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University Baton Rouge Louisiana 15
Misericordia University Dallas Pennsylvania 15
Ottawa University-Kansas City Overland Park Kansas 15
Purdue Global-Lewiston Lewiston Maine 14
Bryan University Springfield Missouri 14
Central Christian College of Kansas McPherson Kansas 14
DeVry University-Georgia Decatur Georgia 14
Fresno Pacific University Fresno California 14
Immaculata University Immaculata Pennsylvania 14
Rasmussen College-Minnesota St. Cloud Minnesota 14
Carlow University Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 13
Concordia University-Wisconsin Mequon Wisconsin 13
Mary Baldwin University Staunton Virginia 13
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Green Bay Wisconsin 13
Roger Williams University Bristol Rhode Island 13
Strayer University-South Carolina Greenville South Carolina 12
Charter College Vancouver Washington 12
Clarkson College Omaha Nebraska 12
Daymar College-Clarksville Clarksville Tennessee 12
Saint Joseph's University Philadelphia Pennsylvania 12
Community Care College Tulsa Oklahoma 11
Granite State College Concord New Hampshire 11
Gwynedd Mercy University Gwynedd Valley Pennsylvania 11
Ottawa University-Phoenix Phoenix Arizona 11
Purdue Global-Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids Iowa 10
Strayer University-Alabama Birmingham Alabama 10
Strayer University-Florida Tampa Florida 10
City University of Seattle Seattle Washington 10
Fisher College Boston Massachusetts 10
Herzing University-Kenosha Kenosha Wisconsin 10
Mercy College of Health Sciences Des Moines Iowa 10
Southern Adventist University Collegedale Tennessee 10
Strayer University-Texas Austin Texas 9
Central Penn College Summerdale Pennsylvania 9
Malone University Canton Ohio 9
Midstate College Peoria Illinois 9
Rivier University Nashua New Hampshire 9
Rosemont College Rosemont Pennsylvania 9
Southern Technical College Fort Myers Florida 9
Stevenson University Stevenson Maryland 9
Strayer University-Pennsylvania Trevose Pennsylvania 9
University of Management and Technology Arlington Virginia 9
Broadview University-West Jordan West Jordan Utah 8
Elizabethtown College School of Continuing and Professional Studies Elizabethtown Pennsylvania 8
Purdue Global-Milwaukee Milwaukee Wisconsin 8
Purdue Global-Omaha Omaha Nebraska 8
Strayer University-District of Columbia Washington District of Columbia 8
Strayer University-Tennessee Memphis Tennessee 8
Campbellsville University Campbellsville Kentucky 8
Herzing University-Atlanta Atlanta Georgia 8
Herzing University-Brookfield Brookfield Wisconsin 8
Lakeland University Plymouth Wisconsin 8
Maryville University of Saint Louis Saint Louis Missouri 8
New England College of Business and Finance Boston Massachusetts 8
Northcentral Technical College Wausau Wisconsin 8
Southwestern College Winfield Kansas 8
Warner University Lake Wales Florida 8
Purdue Global-Lincoln Lincoln Nebraska 7
Colby-Sawyer College New London New Hampshire 7
Franklin Pierce University Rindge New Hampshire 7
Harris-Stowe State University Saint Louis Missouri 7
Herzing University-Akron Akron Ohio 7
Purdue Global-Cedar Falls Cedar Falls Iowa 6
Anderson University Anderson South Carolina 6
Concorde Career College-Kansas City Kansas City Missouri 6
Eagle Gate College-Layton Layton Utah 6
East Tennessee State University Johnson City Tennessee 6
Ottawa University-Jeffersonville Jeffersonville Indiana 6
Ottawa University-Milwaukee Brookfield Wisconsin 6
Rasmussen College-Illinois Rockford Illinois 6
University of the Southwest Hobbs New Mexico 6
Purdue Global-Augusta Augusta Maine 5
Strayer University-Maryland Suitland Maryland 5
American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Med Houston Texas 5
Herzing University-Kenner Kenner Louisiana 5
Herzing University-Minneapolis St. Louis Park Minnesota 5
Minnesota West Community and Technical College Granite Falls Minnesota 5
Saint Johns River State College Palatka Florida 5
Southeastern Technical College Vidalia Georgia 5
University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville Virginia 5
Trine University-Regional/Non-Traditional Campuses Fort Wayne Indiana 4
Arizona State University-Skysong Scottsdale Arizona 4
Graceland University-Lamoni Lamoni Iowa 4
Herkimer County Community College Herkimer New York 4
Herzing University-Birmingham Birmingham Alabama 4
Rasmussen College-Wisconsin Green Bay Wisconsin 4
Terra State Community College Fremont Ohio 4
Purdue Global-Mason City Mason City Iowa 3
Central Methodist University-College of Graduate and Extended Studies Fayette Missouri 3
Columbus State Community College Columbus Ohio 3
Concordia University-Nebraska Seward Nebraska 3
DeVry University-Florida Miramar Florida 3
Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne Florida 3
Rasmussen College-North Dakota Fargo North Dakota 3
The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston Texas 3
University of North Dakota Grand Forks North Dakota 3
Strayer University-West Virginia Scott Depot West Virginia 2
Freed-Hardeman University Henderson Tennessee 2
Herzing University-Toledo Toledo Ohio 2
Herzing University-Winter Park Winter Park Florida 2
Rasmussen College-Kansas Topeka Kansas 2
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Fort Smith Arkansas 2
University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus Washington District of Columbia 2
Strayer University-Delaware Newark Delaware 1
Daymar College-Bowling Green Bowling Green Kentucky 1
Daymar College-Nashville Nashville Tennessee 1
Eagle Gate College-Murray Murray Utah 1
Excelsior College Albany New York 1
Provo College Provo Utah 1
2017-2018 School Data from IPEDS (Sourced in November, 2019)

Healthcare Administration Program Accreditation

Accreditation is a quality standard of educational evaluation used to regularly assess the quality of an academic institution. Students and employers benefit from accreditation in that they can trust the quality of education being delivered has been vetted by an authoritative outside organization.

Additionally, students can only qualify for federal education grants and loans if they attend accredited educational institutions. Accreditation committees are made up of faculty from other accredited colleges and universities. Typical areas of criteria for evaluation an educational institution include:

  • Objectives and goals
  • Overall mission of the school
  • Quality of education or facilities
  • Reputation of the school
  • Student requirements for admission
  • Services available to students
  • Student outcomes
  • Institutional or programmatic management of finances

The Council for Accreditation of Higher Education (CHEA) is the main authority which endorses programmatic and institutional accrediting organizations. There are two main entities which accredit healthcare administration programs:

  • Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

The majority of the schools featured here have achieved regional accreditation from one of these highly-regarded organizations:

  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Higher Learning Commission
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Admissions Requirements for Healthcare Administration Programs

Every school has its own unique admissions requirements. Here’s a list of commonly requested items to provide when applying to a healthcare administration program at any level:

  • Grade point average (GPA) on a four-point scale from an accredited high school, college, or university (GPA minimums vary for each school)
  • SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, or MCAT standardized test scores
  • Two or three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose, interests, and career goals
  • Resume or curriculum vitae including education and experience
  • Application and fee

For non-native English speaking applicants, most programs have additional requirements:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores (test score requirements vary for each school)

For applicants who have earned degrees outside of the United States, many schools require a course-by-course transcript evaluation of all international degrees. World Education Services (WES) is the preferred provider for most schools.

Online Healthcare Administration Professors to Know

The field of healthcare administration attracts faculty with a wide-range of professional experiences in academic and professional health-related capacities. Here are three featured faculty members from the schools mentioned above.

Silvia Balbo

Dr. Silvia Balbo studies the interaction of DNA and chemicals to investigate how lifestyle and environment exposures cause disease. She’s an expert in the areas of environment and exposures, food and nutrition, alcohol, tobacco, DNA damage, and more.

Dr. Balbo leads toxicology courses and teaches and trains postdoctoral fellows in a laboratory setting. Notably, she’s a member of several professional organizations and her work has been published extensively in the academic field, as well as across several news media outlets.

Rita DiLeo

Dr. Rita DiLeo has a wide variety of professional experiences and an educational background in the healthcare industry. In her roles as a clinician, a former CEO of a telecommunications company, and healthcare administrator, she has served communities that fuel her passion for improving patient rights and outcomes.

She is a specialist in interventional radiology and special procedures and earned a bachelor of science in healthcare administration and a master’s of public administration. She completed her dissertation, "The Association Between Designation As Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality and Hospitals’ Patient Experience Scores," for her doctorate of science in health services administration from the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Anne Hewitt

Dr. Anne Hewitt has been at Seton Hall University since 2000 and taught a range of courses, including strategic planning, health management, health policy, community health, emergency preparedness, and global health and program evaluation. She is responsible for organizing the internship and practicum courses for the master’s of health administration program.

Dr. Hewitt is the founder of the Seton Center for Community Health and her current research interests include community health planning, health policy, social causes of health disparities, and the incorporation of e-learning technology into graduate-level education.