School and Ranking Information
There are only two schools in Las Vegas that offer healthcare management programs, and one of these schools is a for-profit institute that only offers an associate's degree option. Based on program offerings, school type and student services, the following school is considered a top school in the Las Vegas area for healthcare management:
- Winner: The University of Nevada - Las Vegas is both the only public institution and the only school in the area offering higher than an associate's in the field. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in healthcare administration.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Nevada - Las Vegas|
|Location||Las Vegas, NV|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$6,690 (in-state), $20,600 (out-of-state)*|
|Healthcare Administration Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|Healthcare Administration Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||51*|
|Most Popular Health Care Administration Degree Level in 2012-2013||Bachelor's (31 awarded)*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||43%*|
|Noteworthy||Students have the option to join the American College of Healthcare Executives and Health Care Administration Student Association**|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator, ** University of Nevada - Las Vegas
University of Nevada - Las Vegas
- Undergraduate program in healthcare administration is certified by the Association of University Programs in Healthcare Administration (AUPHA)
- The healthcare administration graduate program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
- The school's master's program in the field is the sole program of its kind out of all public universities in the state
The University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) includes a main campus of about 332 acres and two additional campuses in southern Nevada. As of fall 2013, the university had close to 28,000 students enrolled, including nearly 5,000 graduate students, and a student-to-faculty ratio of 21-to-1.
The Department of Health Care Administration and Policy offers a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration and Policy and a Master of Health Care Administration. The B.S. requires at least 120 credits. The program's core requirements include courses in health services management, finance, law and information systems. The Master of Health Care Administration includes courses in research methods, information systems and quality management. The program requires an internship and students have the choice between a thesis, paper or capstone course.