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)*|
|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.