School and Ranking Information
There are about 11 schools within 25 miles of Santa Ana that offer programs in healthcare management. Based on rankings, program offerings and student services, the following school is considered the top area school for an education in healthcare management:
- Winner: California State University - Long Beach is located about 15 miles from Santa Ana and has a top-60 nationally ranked program in the field. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in healthcare administration.
School Info Chart
|Category||California State University - Long Beach|
|Rankings||#33 among regional universities in the West (2015)*; #57 graduate healthcare management program in 2011*|
|Location||Long Beach, CA|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$6,240 (in-state), $17,400 (out-of-state)**|
|Healthcare Administration Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|Healthcare Administration Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||215**|
|Most Popular Healthcare Administration Degree Level in 2013||Bachelor's (164 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||60%**|
|Noteworthy||CSU-LB's Healthcare Administration Student Forum provides networking, recognition and advisory opportunities for students in the Department of Healthcare Administration|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator
California State University -Long Beach
- The school's bachelor's program in healthcare administration is certified by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)
- 100% of 2013 graduates from the accelerated master's program in the field secured employment within 3 months of program completion
- The master's program in healthcare administration is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Management Education (CAHME)
Nestled on a 322-acre campus overlooking the Pacific Ocean, California State University - Long Beach is a 4-year, public school with a total enrollment topping 35,500 students. CSULB has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1 and over 60 academic departments.
The College of Health and Human Services contains the Department of Healthcare Administration, which offers a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration, Master of Science in Healthcare Administration and an Accelerated Master of Science in Healthcare Administration. The bachelor's is 120 credits in program length. Some core requirements include marketing, legal aspects, information systems and an internship. Both the traditional MS and accelerated MS require 45 credits. Some traditional MS requirements include economics, financial management, legal issues and 2 project courses. The accelerated MS does not require project courses but instead requires courses in research methods and entrepreneurship.