School and Ranking Information
Washington, DC, has an even distribution of non-profit and for-profit 4-year institutions with programs in healthcare management. The following school, going by its rankings, school type and graduation rate, is considered a top area school for a degree in healthcare management:
- Winner: George Washington University is a non-profit 4-year school with a high national ranking. This university has graduate programs in health administration.
School Info Chart
|Category||George Washington University|
|Rankings||Tied at #54 for National Universities (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, private non-profit|
|Average Graduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$25,952**|
|Health Administration Degrees Offered||Master's|
|Health Administration Degrees Awarded in 2013||34**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||81%**|
|Noteworthy||GW's healthcare management program has been ranked nationally as tied at #21 (2011)*|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator
George Washington University
- The health services administration program has accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
- GW has a research center that addresses healthcare quality
- The public health school's cutting-edge building just opened in May 2014 and has been awarded for its design
George Washington University is attended by around 25,000 students coming from all the U.S. states as well as over 100 different countries. The Department of Health Services Management and Leadership, found in the School of Public Health, offers a Master of Health Administration.
The MHA program includes courses on health law, medical informatics and quality improvement. Students in the program have the option between a residency or internship. The executive MHA features an online component as well as on-campus classes. The department also offers a health services administration specialist graduate program that is intended for students who already hold a degree above a bachelor's and includes courses on group leadership, managed care and health economics.