Best Online Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration

Find top-ranked online bachelor’s in healthcare administration, management degree programs for students wanting to qualify for managerial positions in health clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers.

Best Online Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration
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Frequently Asked Questions About Healthcare Administration and Management Degrees

Why get a bachelor’s in healthcare administration, management?

A bachelor’s degree in health administration with a focus on management will prepare students to work in managerial positions in many healthcare settings. Students will gain a comprehensive education and then focus their learning through health-related classes, such as Introduction to Healthcare Systems, Healthcare Finance, Healthcare Law and Biomedical Ethics, Strategic Management, and Public Policy.

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How long does it take to get a bachelor’s in healthcare administration?

Both online and on-campus programs are available, and in most cases, this 120-credit degree can be earned in four to five years.

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What can you do with a bachelor’s in healthcare administration?

Upon completion, students will qualify for managerial positions in health clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers. Potential careers include health services manager, nursing home administrator, and health policy analyst.

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Learn more about how to major in healthcare administration.

Best Online Bachelor's in Healthcare Administration, Management Degree Programs

How do we determine the best online healthcare administration, management bachelor's degree programs?

Methodology

Pursing your degree online doesn’t mean you need to settle for a inferior school. Today, most universities and colleges offer online degrees, and many respected schools are seeing significant growth in their numbers of online students.

The people affiliated with a school are ultimately what make it great. This is why influence — i.e., the academic impact of faculty and alumni associated with a school — gets at the heart of what is truly best in education. The combined influence score of a college or university’s top academic influencers is the best indicator of academic excellence. For our online degree rankings, we focus on the academic influence of faculty and alumni in the specific disciplines we’re ranking.

If you are serious about finding the best online colleges, you should be asking where the most influential professors are teaching, and whether their graduates themselves are advancing the school’s reputation for academic excellence. Most ranking sites rely on an opaque combination of reputation surveys and arbitrary performance metrics. Influence, as measured by our InfluenceRanking engine, provides a ranking that is free from bias, insulated from manipulation, and reflective of real-world educational outcomes.

25 Best Online Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration Degree Programs

  1. #1

    University of Akron

    #646 institution's historical influence
    #394 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $12K

    Acceptance

    73%

    Graduation

    48%

    Student body

    15K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1110/22

    Akron, OH

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Allied Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: 4 years
    • Format: Online
  2. #2

    Radford University

    #1501 institution's historical influence
    #353 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $11K

    Acceptance

    79%

    Graduation

    56%

    Student body

    9K

    Radford, VA

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  3. #3

    Western Kentucky University

    #1142 institution's historical influence
    #559 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $11K

    Acceptance

    98%

    Graduation

    52%

    Student body

    14K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1105/23

    Bowling Green, KY

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: 4 years
    • Format: Online
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  4. #4

    Providence College

    #912 institution's historical influence
    #1192 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $54K

    Acceptance

    54%

    Graduation

    85%

    Student body

    5K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1280/29

    Providence, RI

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    Online Degrees

    BA in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: 4 years
    • Format: Online
  5. #5

    Texas Southern University

    #988 institution's historical influence
    #550 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $9K

    Acceptance

    66%

    Graduation

    19%

    Student body

    7K

    Median SAT/ACT

    920/16

    Houston, TX

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: 4-5 years
    • Format: Online
  6. #6

    Abilene Christian University

    #1303 institution's historical influence
    #771 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $38K

    Acceptance

    63%

    Graduation

    66%

    Student body

    5K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1122/24

    Abilene, TX

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Healthcare Administration

    Concentrations

    • General Track
    • Change Management
    • Public and Community Health
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: 4-5 years
    • Format: Online
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  7. #7

    Southern New Hampshire University

    #1468 institution's historical influence
    #1034 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $10K

    Acceptance

    94%

    Graduation

    37%

    Student body

    84K

    Manchester, NH

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Business Administration

    Concentrations

    • Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: 4 years
    • Format: Online
    BS in Healthcare Administration

    Concentrations

    • Health Information Management
    • Patient Safety And Quality
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: 4 years
    • Format: Online
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  8. #8

    Oral Roberts University

    #1134 institution's historical influence
    #798 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $31K

    Acceptance

    78%

    Graduation

    56%

    Student body

    4K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1114/21

    Tulsa, OK

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: 3.5 years
    • Format: Online
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  9. #9

    Idaho State University

    #1519 institution's historical influence

    Tuition + fees

    $8K

    Graduation

    34%

    Student body

    9K

    Pocatello, ID

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: 4 years
    • Format: Online
  10. #10

    Jackson State University

    #1347 institution's historical influence
    #257 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $8K

    Acceptance

    90%

    Graduation

    44%

    Student body

    6K

    Median SAT/ACT

    981/19

    Jackson, MS

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 122
    • Completion time: 4 years
    • Format: Online
  11. #11

    California Baptist University

    #2100 institution's historical influence
    #1289 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $36K

    Acceptance

    80%

    Graduation

    62%

    Student body

    11K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1100/21

    Riverside, CA

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Healthcare Administration and Management
    • Required Credits: 48
    • Completion time: 4-5 years
    • Format: Online
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  12. #12

    Sam Houston State University

    #893 institution's historical influence
    #1048 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $9K

    Acceptance

    92%

    Graduation

    58%

    Student body

    19K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1065/21

    Huntsville, TX

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Health Care Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: 4-5 years
    • Format: Online
  13. #13

    King University

    #2416 institution's historical influence
    #1412 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $32K

    Acceptance

    60%

    Graduation

    50%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1097/22

    Bristol, TN

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Medical

    Concentrations

    • Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 48
    • Completion time: 16 months
    • Format: Online
  14. #14

    Liberty University

    #1070 institution's historical influence
    #116 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $15K

    Acceptance

    50%

    Graduation

    54%

    Student body

    75K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1150/24

    Lynchburg, VA

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: 3.5 years
    • Format: Online
  15. #15

    National University

    #1863 institution's historical influence

    Tuition + fees

    $13K

    Acceptance

    87%

    Graduation

    47%

    Student body

    23K

    La Jolla, CA

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 180
    • Completion time: 4.5-5.5 years
    • Format: Online
  16. #16

    Purdue University Global

    #3230 institution's historical influence

    Tuition + fees

    $10K

    Graduation

    22%

    Student body

    46K

    West Lafayette, IN

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Exceltrack™ Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 180
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 180
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  17. #17

    Brenau University

    #3773 institution's historical influence
    #489 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $32K

    Acceptance

    92%

    Graduation

    41%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1030/20

    Gainesville, GA

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  18. #18

    Southeast Missouri State University

    #652 institution's historical influence
    #1249 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $8K

    Acceptance

    93%

    Graduation

    51%

    Student body

    9K

    Cape Girardeau, MO

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Business Administration

    Concentrations

    • Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  19. #19

    Charleston Southern University

    #4208 institution's historical influence
    #1142 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $28K

    Acceptance

    54%

    Graduation

    44%

    Student body

    3K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1110/25

    Charleston, SC

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: None Reported
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  20. #20

    New England College

    #2185 institution's historical influence
    #1273 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $27K

    Acceptance

    96%

    Graduation

    21%

    Student body

    4K

    Henniker, NH

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: None Reported
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  21. #21

    Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

    #9555 institution's historical influence
    #184 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $30K

    Acceptance

    54%

    Graduation

    66%

    Student body

    1K

    Lancaster, PA

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Health Sciences

    Concentrations

    • Clinical Management Concentration
    • Advanced Practice/Science Concentration
    • Professional Certificate: Foundation for Health Informatics
    • Professional Certificate: Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 165
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  22. #22

    Felician University

    #7374 institution's historical influence
    #280 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $35K

    Acceptance

    94%

    Graduation

    54%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    990/17

    Lodi, NJ

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: 4 years
    • Format: Online
  23. #23

    Franklin Pierce University

    #3290 institution's historical influence
    #925 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $41K

    Acceptance

    85%

    Graduation

    51%

    Student body

    2K

    Rindge, NH

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: 4 years
    • Format: Online
  24. #24

    University of West Florida

    #2019 institution's historical influence
    #156 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $6K

    Acceptance

    58%

    Graduation

    48%

    Student body

    10K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1170/25

    Pensacola, FL

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Health Sciences

    Concentrations

    • Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  25. #25

    Mount Mercy University

    #4917 institution's historical influence
    #1367 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $36K

    Acceptance

    76%

    Graduation

    57%

    Student body

    2K

    Cedar Rapids, IA

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    Online Degrees

    BA in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 58-61.5
    • Completion time: 12-24 months
    • Format: Online

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Online Degree Frequently Asked Questions

If this is your first time taking an online course, the experience may require a time of adjustment. Although you’ll typically learn the same material and take the same exams as your on-campus peers, going online will require greater independence and responsibility than going in person. You’ll be accountable for your own time management, for harnessing the online educational technology that you’ll need to use, and for completing the course requirements, such as listening to lectures, learning lessons, reading texts, and handing in assignments. This means you’ll need to create a suitable workspace for yourself, maintain a realistic schedule, and take the initiative in building relationships with your instructors and classmates. With online college, your goal is to find a balance between independence and engagement.

No. The only part of online education that’s easier than campus-based education is ease of access: all you need is a computer and an internet connection for online education. But even this seeming advantage of online education can be misleading: what’s easier, studying online with your computer and internet connection from your home where you need to cook, clean, pay rent, and maintain a job? Or studying on campus in a dorm where all your living needs are handled by the school, and college staff are there to help you every step of the way?

If you take the commute to campus out of the equation, campus-based education is easier. All the support structures available on campus for students, especially with real people to help you in person, are not there online. The demands on you as an online student will largely be the same as for your campus-based counterpart, but without the same helps.

In general, your online courses will present the same material and test you in the same way as traditional in-person courses. In many cases, you’ll even have the same instructors as your on-campus counterparts. In fact, if you are adjusting to the experience of independent learning with remote educational technology for the first time, online college may be considerably more challenging than campus-based college. For a few insights on how to manage this new online experience, check out our 10 Tips for Adjusting to School Online.

Accreditation is especially important when it comes to online college. This is because the online education landscape is a mix of highly-reputable non-profit institutions on the one end and less-than-reputable for-profit institutions on the other end. Accreditation gives you the power to identify the more reputable actors in online education. Accreditation is a stamp of approval from an independent accrediting agency indicating that a college or university is meeting standards of quality and credibility. School-wide accreditation falls into two major categories: regional and national accreditation. Regional accreditors generally hold jurisdiction only over schools in the states comprising their region, whereas national accreditors hold jurisdiction over schools in all states. Regional accreditation is widely regarded as a more rigorous standard of quality and credibility than national accreditation.

Attending a college or university that is not regionally accredited could limit your opportunities. For students seeking an online education, we strongly recommend that they opt for regionally accredited schools. Regional accreditation ensures eligibility for federal loans and grants, ensures your college credits can be transferred between schools, and ensures that your degree credits can be accepted if you wish to earn an advanced degree. For more on this important topic, check out our What is Accreditation and Why Does It Matter? College & University Accreditation Guide.

As long as your online college degree is regionally accredited (see the previous point), you should have little difficulty transferring most of your credits or credentials to another regionally accredited undergraduate school. Every school carries its own standards and procedures for granting a transfer of credits. In many cases, you will encounter some bureaucratic haggling in which some of your credits will be transferred and others may be refused. However, provided that you have attended an online school with recognized regional accreditation, you should be in good shape in transferring your credits earned online.

In most cases, as long you graduate from a well-regarded, regionally-accredited online college, prospective employers won’t look sideways at your degree. In fact, unless you attend an exclusively online college or university, there will likely be no specific indicator on your degree, transcript, or resumé differentiating your school from its brick-and-mortar counterpart. This means that your employer will likely only differentiate between an online and in-person degree if you mention this distinction.

Some employers may express the concern that because you did your degree online, you may need to transition from an online education experience to in-person workplace experience. But in an age of Covid, that concern seems much diminished. The fact is that much employment these days is remote. And collaboration increasingly happens online over Zoom. Many employers will therefore view your online degree as evidence of valuable 21st century professional skills such as independence, self-motivation, time management, and tech savvy.

If you are a student who thrives on the dynamic energy of in-person discussion, who requires the physical surroundings of a classroom to feel engaged, or who considers the social aspects of education to be of equal importance to the actual content of your courses, online education will be less than ideal for you (though depending on your circumstances, it may also be the only viable option).

While there is much in traditional campus-based education that can be substituted or simulated through the online medium, some students may find that there is nothing that can replace the conversation, collaboration, and motivation that occur in an actual in-person classroom setting. As you transition to online education, one of the biggest challenges you will likely face in getting the most out of your online classes is overcoming this difference between “real reality” and “virtual reality.” Fortunately, we’ve got some great Tips for Online Education Beginners.

The advantages of online classes are many. Above all, online courses give you the freedom and flexibility to attend class from anywhere that works for you, whether you’re at home, in a coffee shop, or in a quiet conference room at work. In many cases, you’ll also enjoy the convenience of asynchronous learning opportunities—educational experiences that you can complete at your own pace and on your own schedule. This may include pre-taped lectures, ongoing chat-board discussions, and 24/7 access to digital materials. And of course, just as there are some learners who prefer the energy of a live classroom, there are those who learn best when working in their own personal space, free from distractions. If this sounds like you, you might find the solitude of online learning to be a major advantage.

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