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States with healthcare administration schools

How will your healthcare administration education stack up?

If you want to study healthcare administration at home, you should be aware of how your education will compare to the education available elsewhere in the US. Below is some information to help you get started. There are 942 traditional healthcare administration schools in the US.

Top Schools

The top institutions in the US in 2010 that had healthcare administration programs were:

  1. Stanford University - located in Stanford, California
  2. University of Pennsylvania - located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  3. University of California-Berkeley - located in Berkeley, California

Student Demographics

In 2010, 20,717 students earned degrees in healthcare administration in the US. Of these students, 6,654 received certifications in healthcare administration, 8,207 received an undergraduate degree in healthcare administration, and 5,856 received a graduate-level degree in healthcare administration.


Students can pursue education in healthcare administration at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Administration
  • Master's Degree in Healthcare Administration
  • Doctoral Degree in Healthcare Administration
  • Certificate in Healthcare Administration

Healthcare administration students can hope to gain the following skills and/or knowledge as they pursue their healthcare administration degree:

  • Epidemiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Project Management
  • Legal Aspects
  • Judgment and Decision Making


Students at healthcare administration schools around the nation paid an average of $21,005 in tuition fees per year in 2010. The healthcare administration schools charging the highest tuition were:

  1. George Washington University - located in Washington, Washington DC, students paid $41,655
  2. Carnegie Mellon University - located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, students paid $40,920
  3. Tulane University of Louisiana - located in New Orleans, Louisiana, students paid $40,584

The following healthcare administration schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. East Carolina University - located in Greenville, North Carolina, students paid $4,477
  2. University of Central Florida - located in Orlando, Florida, students paid $4,526
  3. Florida International University - located in Miami, Florida, students paid $4,580

How will your healthcare administration job compare?

The highest percentage of healthcare administration graduates pursue careers as healthcare administrators. According to the government, in 2010 the US had 282,990 healthcare administrators. The states with the largest populations of healthcare administrators are:

  1. California - 27,300 Healthcare Administrators
  2. New York - 27,260 Healthcare Administrators
  3. Texas - 18,640 Healthcare Administrators

Projected Growth

The number of healthcare administrators is expected to grow the fastest in the following states:

  1. Utah - 31%
  2. Georgia - 29%
  3. Texas - 24%


On average, a healthcare administrator earns a salary of $86,112 per year in the US. However, the salary for a healthcare administrator can greatly vary based on factors such as professional associations and certifications, your previous performance reviews or seniority. Salaries for healthcare administrators range from less than $24,300 per year to more than $166,260 per year. The states with the highest average salary for a healthcare administrator are:

  1. Massachusetts - $112,670 per year
  2. Washington State - $109,670 per year
  3. Rhode Island - $109,580 per year

On average, a healthcare administrator earns the least in the following states:

  1. Oklahoma - $70,330 per year
  2. North Dakota - $72,430 per year
  3. Wyoming - $72,980 per year

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healthcare administration?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Medical and Health Services Managers 282,990 $93,670 23.0%