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Top University in Stockton, CA, for a Healthcare Administration Degree

Seven schools in the Stockton, CA, area have top ranking healthcare administration programs. Read on to find out more about what these top schools have to offer for healthcare administration, as well as tuition and degree information.

School and Ranking Information

Most of the postsecondary institutions in or within 50 miles of Stockton, CA, that offer healthcare administration studies are for-profit schools. Based on school type, student population and ranking, the following university is considered a top school in the Stockton area for healthcare administration degree programs:

  • Winner: California State University - East Bay is the only public 4-year school to offer a graduate program in healthcare administration near Stockton, CA. Students can earn a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration through the school's Department of Public Affairs and Administration.

School Info Chart

Category California State University - East Bay
Ranking Selected as a 'Best in the West' college by The Princeton Review for nine consecutive years, most recently in 2013*
Location Hayward, California
School Type 4-year, public
Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) Graduate: $7,816 (in state); $18,976 (out-of-state)**
Healthcare Administration Degrees Offered Master's
Healthcare Administration Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013 63**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 38%**
Noteworthy Leads all California State University campuses in online learning*

Sources: *California State University - East Bay; **NCES College Navigator

California State University - East Bay

  • Internship opportunity offered
  • On-campus and online formats available
  • Accelerated program allows students to earn master's degree in just six quarters

California State University - East Bay is located about 48 miles away from Stockton in the midsize city of Hayward, CA. The school is just one of 23 campuses in the California State University system.

In the school's Master of Science in Healthcare Administration program, students explore how organizational policies and human behavior can affect the role of a manager within the healthcare system. They study various models of healthcare systems, including client-centered models, managed care models and alternative medical models. Some of the required courses in the 48-unit program include U.S. healthcare systems, information technology in the healthcare system, ethical and legal issues, finance and budgeting in healthcare and healthcare policy analysis. Students also complete a 4-unit capstone course before graduation, which combines practical experience with an extensive research project.

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