School and Ranking Information
The majority of Fort Wayne colleges or universities offering programs in or related to health care administration are small, private nonprofit or for-profit schools. Based on school type, population and distinction, the following university is considered a top school in Fort Wayne for health care administration studies:
- Winner: Indiana University - Purdue University is the only public school and the largest postsecondary institution in Fort Wayne providing programs related to health care administration. Students may earn a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs with a health services administration major or a Master of Public Management degree with a health system administration concentration. These programs are offered in the university's College of Education and Public Policy.
School Info Chart
|Category||Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne|
|Distinction||Largest university in northeast Indiana and fifth largest university in the state*|
|Location||Fort Wayne, Indiana|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $7,013 (in state); $16,845 (out-of-state)**|
|Health Care Administration Degrees Offered||Bachelor's and master's|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||26%**|
|Noteworthy||Accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Higher Learning Commission|
Sources: *Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne; **NCES College Navigator
Indiana University-Purdue University - Fort Wayne
- 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- Internship opportunities available at the undergraduate and graduate levels
- Experiential Credit Option allows Master of Public Management students to earn academic credit for previous work experience
Indiana University and Purdue University existed separately in Fort Wayne before 1964, but combined to form IPFW that year. Approximately 13,500 students are enrolled annually in more than 200 programs at the school. The College of Education and Public Policy offers 27 programs and majors and eight graduate programs, including the bachelor's degree in public affairs and Master of Public Management.
In the Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs with a concentration in health services administration program, students take core courses emphasizing written and speech communication, natural sciences, social sciences, mathematics and humanities. Students who choose the health services administration major within the public affairs degree program take courses including hospital administration, long-term care administration, speech communication, health budgeting and finance, microeconomics, macroeconomics, contemporary health issues and epidemiology.
The Master of Public Management program with a concentration in health systems administration and policy is designed to provide advanced managerial and evaluative skills to those who will work as health care administrators or in similar positions. Core courses include executive leadership, ethics, public program evaluation and statistical analysis for decision-making. The health system administration and policy concentration includes courses in health services utilization, the U.S. health care system, health services management and managerial epidemiology.