Top School in Richmond for a Career in Health Services Administration

Students looking to pursue an education in health services administration in the Richmond area have few schools to choose from. Read about the top local school's degree programs, ranking and tuition information to see if it's right for you.

School and Ranking Information

Of the 2 schools offering degrees in health services administration within 25 miles of Richmond, VA, 1 is a public institution and is located in the city of Richmond. Based on school type, rankings and student services, the following school is considered the top school of the 2 for studying health services administration:

  • Winner: Virginia Commonwealth University is the only public school in the area offering degrees in the field. The university offers graduate degrees in health administration.

School Info Chart

Category Virginia Commonwealth University
Ranking Tied at #156 for National Universities (2015)*
Location Richmond, VA
School Type 4-year, public
Average Graduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $12,002 (in-state), $22,469 (out-of-state)**
Health Administration Degrees Offered Master's, Doctorate
Health Administration Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013 51**
Most Popular Health Administration Degree Level in 2013 Master's (49 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 57%**
Noteworthy VCU's graduate healthcare management program tied for #5 nationally (2011)*

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator

Virginia Commonwealth University

  • The Department of Health Administration has a total of 10 full-time faculty members
  • The health administration master's programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
  • The Ph.D. program features a convenient part-time option
  • According to the university, graduates of the master's and doctoral programs have 100% job securement

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is made up of 2 campuses in Richmond and has an enrollment of greater than 30,000 students. Additionally, the university has 13 schools and offers over 200 programs at the certificate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. Students can also take part in one or more of hundreds of campus organizations.

The Department of Health Administration, in the School of Allied Health Professions, offers a Master of Health Administration that includes a 1-year paid residency, a Master of Science in Health Administration (mostly online) and a Ph.D. in Health Services Organization and Research. Students learn about such topics as executive skills, economics, information systems, decision support systems, politics and policy, healthcare law, marketing, delivery systems, health organization and program evaluation. Students in the doctoral program complete a dissertation.

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