Posted on: August 3, 2016
Online Colleges ranked the Clarkson College Master’s degree in Health Care Administration (MHA) program fourth in the nation in the category of Best Online Colleges for Healthcare Administration and the Bachelor’s degree in Medical Imaging sixth in the nation in the category of Best Online Colleges for Radiologic Sciences.
The Online Colleges organization is an online resource that provides information about online colleges and degree programs to assist potential students in their college search.
In order to qualify for the Online Colleges rankings, schools had to meet the following criteria for the specific subject being ranked:
After compiling the lists of eligible schools for each category, Online Colleges ranked them on six criteria, using the weights specified:
The Medical Imaging program ranked third out of 30 schools for the prominence metric, and the MHA program ranked 16th for the prominence metric and 47th out of 140 schools for its higher-than-average graduation rate. The MHA program received another national recognition just two weeks prior from Top Master’s in Healthcare Administration and has received multiple other rankings throughout the year.
“We credit these recognitions to our hardworking students, faculty and staff,” said Carla Dirkschneider, Clarkson College Health Care Business Program Director. “By working together as a team, we ensure that the Masters in Healthcare Administration program is high quality, flexible and strives to meet the needs of working adults.
The six-week course format, along with various completion options allows students to customize their education to fit their lifestyle. Students choose to complete the MHA program for various reasons, such as advancing their careers, looking for additional education to enhance their current positions, or they are looking for personal growth opportunities. Students in the MHA program are very dedicated to their education and work hard toward the pursuit of meeting their goals of program completion.”
Ellen Collins, Director of the Clarkson College Radiologic Technology and Medical Imaging programs, said the online convenience of the program makes it feasible for working professionals. “Students in the Medical Imaging program all have their ARRT [American Registry of Radiologic Technologists] certification, so they really appreciate that there’s an opportunity to advance their education without having to adjust their work schedules. Many of the students who enroll in the Medical Imaging program have either previously or simultaneously completed the Clarkson College Associate’s degree in Radiologic Technology program. Modalities offered in the program include computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, bone densitometry, mammography, cardiac and vascular interventional radiography, pediatrics and imaging informatics.
The Medical Imaging program also offers a series of non-degree courses that fulfill the new ARRT structured education requirement, which post-primary certificate candidates must meet prior to registering for their certification exam.” More can be learned about the new requirements at clarksoncollege.edu/2016reqs/.
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2014-15, National Center for Education Statistics, Accessed January 2016, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/