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Top School in Bakersfield, CA, for a Health Care Administration Degree

Bakersfield, CA, has few schools with programs in health care administration. Find the best program for you by reading about schools' rankings, program offerings and tuition info.

School and Ranking Information

Prospective students will find only one school in Bakersfield that has a degree program related to health care administration. Based on school rankings, student services and student population, the following university is considered a top school in Bakersfield for health care administration studies:

  • Winner: California State University - Bakersfield is the only postsecondary institution within a 50-mile radius of Bakersfield to provide health care administration degree programs. The school offers a master's degree program in health care management. The program is found in the School of Business and Public Administration.

School Info Chart

Category California State University - Bakersfield
Rankings #80 among Best Regional Universities in the West (2015); #32 among Top Public Schools in the West (2015)*
Location Bakersfield, California
School Type 4-year, public
Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) Graduate: $8,041 (in-state); $19,201 (out-of-state)**
Health Care Administration Degrees Offered Master's
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 39%**
Noteworthy The School of Business and Public Administration is accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International

Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator

California State University - Bakersfield

  • Health care internship part of master's degree curriculum
  • Integrates management, public administration and health care courses
  • Health care management program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration

California State University - Bakersfield (CSUB) is a 4-year institution founded in 1970 and enrolls more than 8,000 students. One of 23 campuses in the California State University system, it's located on a 375-acre campus in the San Joaquin Valley area. The university offers more than 50 bachelor's and master's degree programs through four colleges and schools, including the School of Business and Public Administration. Health care administration is offered as an area of concentration in the school's Master of Science in Administration (MSA) program.

Designed to train students to deal with local, state and federal health care issues, the Master of Science in Administration - Health Care Management program consists of core courses, elective courses and a final master's paper. Students take classes in public policy administration, managed health care, health care economics, health care legal issues and health care quality improvement. Coursework teaches students to evaluate the effectiveness of health care programs; formulate local, state and federal health care policies; manage health care organizations; and follow legislative codes related to the federal health care system. Other topics include social services, human resource administration, budgeting and strategic management.


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