School and Ranking Information
While there are several schools for healthcare management in Denver, there are few 4-year public institutions within a 15-mile radius of the city offering these programs, and only 1 has a nationally ranked program in the field of study. Based on school type, rankings and student services, the following school is considered one of the top schools in the area for healthcare management:
- Winner: University of Colorado Denver is the only 4-year public institution in the area with a nationally ranked program in the field. The university offers graduate degrees in health administration.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Colorado Denver|
|Rankings||#32 for graduate health care management in the nation (2011)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Average Graduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$7,627 (in-state), $21,325 (out-of-state)**|
|Health Administration Degrees Offered||Master's|
|Health Administration Degrees Awarded (Excluding MBAs) in 2013||3**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||41%**|
|Noteworthy||This school confers more graduate degrees than any other public school in the state***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***University of Colorado Denver website
University of Colorado Denver
- The business school, which offers an MBA in Health Administration, is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- The university's health administration programs are the only ones of their kind in the region accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
- This school is one of the 11 member institutions in the nation of the Business School Alliance for Health Management (BAHM)
Founded in 1912, the University of Colorado Denver is one of three schools in the University of Colorado System. According to information offered by the school, there were 18,270 students enrolled as of fall 2014. University of Colorado Denver offers more than 130 degree programs at bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels between 13 colleges and schools.
The University of Colorado Denver offers an MBA in Health Administration, an Executive MBA in Health Administration (designed for those already working within the healthcare system) and an M.S. in Health Administration. The school's health administration programs feature a mix of on-campus and online courses. Students might study health policy and management, financial management, business ethics, healthcare systems, health information technology and leadership. In addition, they may be able to specialize in international health management and policy, health information technology management or financial management.