Posted on: July 18, 2016
Top Master’s in Healthcare Administration ranked Clarkson College 18th in the nation in the category of 20 Best Online Master’s in Health Administration (MHA) Degree Programs.
Top Master’s in Healthcare Administration is an online resource that routinely researches and reports information on national MHA programs. The company gathered a list of all colleges in the U.S. that offer an online MHA degree and evaluated each program in the categories of accreditation, related programs, peer assessment, and affordability. Final scores were based on a 100-point scale.
Clarkson College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. All programs offered at the College are health care-specific, and many have received their own national recognitions.
Top Master’s in Healthcare Administration also examined the U.S. News & World Report Best Health Schools rankings to gather data for its peer assessment metric. One component used for the Best Health Schools rankings was surveys provided by higher education administrators and faculty that exhibited academic quality. Clarkson College also prides itself for being the second most affordable private college in the state of Nebraska.
“We are very proud of the high quality and flexibility of our MHA program," said Carla Dirkschneider, Clarkson College Health Care Business Program Director. The program offers full- and part-time options, as well as accelerated courses, which allows working professionals to customize their course load in a way that conveniently fits into their lives.
Dirkschneider added that MHA graduates regularly praise the applicability of the courses to their current or future positions. “Obtaining this degree has really helped them propel their careers in their desired direction” she said.
Citing reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Top Master’s in Healthcare Administration states that the nationwide average salary for health administrators is nearly $95,000 and that between 2014 and 2024 the demand for health services managers will grow by 17 percent–“much faster” than the average occupation.