School and Ranking Information
Of the several schools within roughly 80 miles of Colorado Springs with health care management degrees, only 1 has a program in the field that is nationally ranked. Based on rankings, school type and student services, the following school is considered one of the best schools in the area for a degree in health care management:
- Winner: University of Colorado at Denver has a nationally ranked graduate program in health care management. The university offers several master's degrees in health administration and health systems management.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Colorado|
|Rankings||Ranked at #32 for Graduate Health Care Management (2011)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Graduate Tuition (2013-2014)||$6,462 (in-state), $20,160 (out-of-state)**|
|Health Care Management Degrees Offered||Master's|
|Health Care Management Degrees Awarded in 2013||3**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||41%**|
|Noteworthy||The School of Public Health is the sole school of its kind in the area, as well as the earliest accreditation-holder***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***CU Denver website
University of Colorado, Denver
- The MBA and M.S. in health administration are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
- The public health school is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
- The university is 1 of 11 higher education institutions nationwide to be a part of the Business School Alliance for Healthcare Management (BAHM)
The University of Colorado at Denver had an enrollment of greater than 18,000 students as of fall 2014. More than half of the student population consists of undergraduates. CU Denver offers over 130 degree programs through its 13 colleges and schools. CU Denver's Business School offers an MBA and Master of Science in Health Administration, and the School of Public Health has a Master of Public Health in Health Systems Management.
The MBA requires at least 51 credits for completion. Some core courses include health care systems, field studies, marketing management and data analysis. Students have the choice to select a specialization from 3 options. The M.S. calls for at least 33 credits to graduate. Some requirements include economics and quality care. The MPH consists of a total of 42 credits. The program has core courses exploring the topics of health policy, cost benefit and legal issues. The MPH requires a practicum and a capstone project, with each being worth 2 credits.