School and Ranking Information
Orlando has one non-profit 4-year institution and one for-profit institution that offer programs in healthcare administration. The best school in Orlando for an education in this field due to school type, rankings and program offerings is as follows:
- Winner: University of Central Florida is a 4-year public school that's nationally ranked for its healthcare management programs. The university offers health services administration programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Central Florida|
|Rankings|| Tied at #173 for National Universities (2015)*
#46 for Graduate Healthcare Management (2011)*
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$6,317 (in-state), $22,416 (out-of-state)**|
|Health Services Administration Programs Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|Health Services Administration Degrees Awarded (Bachelor's) in 2013||344**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||67%**|
|Noteworthy||UCF has opportunities outside the classroom available through the Health Services Administration Student Association***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***UCF website
University of Central Florida
- Students gain internship experience in the health services administration programs
- The master's program in the discipline is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
- The health and public affairs college has more than $60,000 in scholarships for its students
University of Central Florida's enrollment surpassing 60,000 students is pursuing studies across a wide range of disciplines and degree levels, from associate's through doctoral degrees. Students come from nearly 150 different countries to attend UCF, including the United States.
UCF's Department of Health Management and Informatics in the College of Health and Public Affairs has a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration with courses on long term care, health law and the automation aspect of the industry. Students in the Master of Science in Health Sciences program with a health services administration concentration have coursework pertaining to health career trends and health care finance. In addition to internships, each degree program also includes a capstone requirement.