School and Ranking Information
The majority of schools that offer degrees in healthcare administration in the Phoenix area are either private for-profit institutions or only offer 2-year degrees. Based on rankings, school type and programs offered, the following school is considered one of the top schools in the area for healthcare administration:
- Winner: Arizona State University in Tempe is the the only public institution in the area offering more than an associate's degree in healthcare administration. The university has a graduate degree program in healthcare innovation.
School Info Chart
|Category||Arizona State University|
|Rankings||Tied for #129 for National Universities (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Graduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$10,818 (in-state), $21,598 (out-of-state)**|
|Healthcare Administration Degrees Offered||Master's|
|Healthcare Administration Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||22**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||59%**|
|Noteworthy||The university's graduate healthcare management program has been nationally ranked at #25 (2011)*|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator
Arizona State University
- ASU is a part of the Healthcare Transformation Institute, in which members strive to improve healthcare delivery and accessibility
- The College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CONHI) is committed to exceptional research to achieve broad health benefits and has research expenditures to the amount of $5.9 million, as of 2014
- CONHI has over 150 faculty members for approximately 1,900 students
Arizona State University (ASU) at Tempe, which is known for its focus on innovation, has a total student population of near 49,000 students, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1. ASU awarded almost 19,000 degrees in 2013, over 4,000 of which were graduate degrees. Beginning in 1960 with only six graduates, the College of Nursing and Health Innovation has advanced to include nearly 9,000 total graduates as of 2014. CONHI offers a Master of Healthcare Innovation for students interested in being a healthcare leader.
Those enrolled in the 33-credit master's degree program, with a hybrid format of both online and in-person interaction, gain the tools they need to develop creative organizational solutions to current healthcare needs. Coursework may address health policy, thinking systems and advanced innovation concepts. Students complete 2 courses at the beginning of the program, an innovation course and initial capstone requirement, prior to further progressing in the program. A 3-credit internship is optional, and the program ends with a final capstone requirement.