2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Master's in Healthcare Administration Degrees

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These 25 colleges are the most affordable options for students pursuing online master's degrees in healthcare administration. Tennessee Tech University, Valdosta State University and Louisiana State University - Shreveport each offer affordable tuition under $6,000 per year. Nova Southeastern University offers four different degrees in the healthcare administration field: a Master of Health Science - Health Care Risk Management, an MBA in Complex Health Systems, an MHSc in Leadership in Healthcare, and an MS in Health Law.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2018 rankings of the most affordable online bachelor's in healthcare administration degrees. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Tennessee Tech University Annual Tuition $4,148
#2 #2 Valdosta State University Annual Tuition $5,274
#3 #3 Louisiana State University - Shreveport Annual Tuition $5,497
#4 #4 Midwestern State University Annual Tuition $6,068
#5 #5 Western Governors University Annual Tuition $6,500
#6 #6 Delta State University Annual Tuition $6,577
#7 #7 American Public University System Annual Tuition $7,000
#8 #8 Nova Southeastern University Annual Tuition $7,980
#9 #9 University of South Dakota Annual Tuition $7,996
#10 #10 Anderson University - SC Annual Tuition $8,010
#11 #11 Wilmington University Annual Tuition $8,388
#12 #12 Touro University Worldwide Annual Tuition $9,000
#13 #13 Indiana Institute of Technology Annual Tuition $9,090
#14 #14 Mississippi College Annual Tuition $9,220
#15 #15 Urbana University Annual Tuition $9,450
#16 #16 Avila University Annual Tuition $9,660
#17 #17 Southern Wesleyan University Annual Tuition $10,044
#18 #18 Bellevue University Annual Tuition $10,170
#19 #19 Trident University International Annual Tuition $10,200
#20 #20 Rivier University Annual Tuition $10,206
#21 #21 Viterbo University Annual Tuition $10,455
#22 (tie) #22 (tie) Bethel University - TN Annual Tuition $10,710
#22 (tie) #22 (tie) Point Park University Annual Tuition $10,710
#24 #24 Clarion University Annual Tuition $10,800
#25 #25 Western New Mexico University Annual Tuition $11,054
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  • Annual Tuition: $4,148
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,099
  • Example Classes:
    Biological Sciences for Healthcare Administrators; Computer Based Decision Modeling for Healthcare Administrators; Globalization and the Professions; Health Informatics; Healthcare Systems Economics; Public Health
  • Annual Tuition: $5,274
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,506
  • Example Classes:
    Financial Management in Healthcare; Healthcare Economics; Healthcare Operations Management; Insurance and Risk Management; Legal Aspects of Healthcare
  • Annual Tuition: $5,497
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,653
  • Example Classes:
    Healthcare Human Resource Management; Healthcare Law and Ethics; Healthcare Marketing; Healthcare Organizational Behavior; Healthcare Strategic Management; Healthcare Systems

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,068
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 756
  • Example Classes:
    Health Care and Personnel Law; Health Care Marketing & Microeconomics; Health Care Organization Behavior & Management Theories; Health Informatics; Health Services Administration Foundations; Health Services Operational & Strategy Management
  • Annual Tuition: $6,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and DEAC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 15,769
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting for Decision Makers; Data-Driven Decision Making; Global Economics for Managers; Managing Human Capital; Managing Organizations and Leading People
  • Annual Tuition: $6,577
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 801
  • Example Classes:
    Administrative Concepts; Advanced Healthcare Policy and Politics; Advanced Theoretical Issues in Nursing and Ethics; Nursing Administration III-Role Synthesis; Productivity Software for Executives; Recruitment, Selection & Performance Appraisal
  • Annual Tuition: $7,000
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and DEAC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 9,473
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Decision Making; Healthcare Finance; Legal & Ethical Issues in Management; Managerial Economics; Operational Quality in Healthcare; The Business of Healthcare
  • Annual Tuition: $7,980
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 18,595
  • Example Classes:
    Current Trends and Cultural Issues in Health Care; Health Care Leadership Quality Assurance/Risk Management; Health Care Systems and Conflict; Issues in Health Care Leadership; Principles of Management in Healthcare; Writing for Medical Publication
  • Annual Tuition: $7,996
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,536
  • Example Classes:
    Administrative Thought and Ethics; International Health Systems; Managerial Communications; Managing Health Services Resources; Research in Administrative Practice
  • Annual Tuition: $8,010
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 386
  • Example Classes:
    Global Business; Healthcare Structure and Policy; Improving Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Outcome; Management Thought and Application; Managerial Economics; Organizational Development
  • Annual Tuition: $8,388
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 6,201
  • Example Classes:
    Health Insurance and Reimbursement; Health Policy and Economics; Legal Aspects in Health Care; Marketing in the Health Care Sector; Organization Theory and Design
  • Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 473
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Marketing; Health Care Ethical and Legal Issues; Health Care Systems; Management Across Cultures; Professional Communications; Quality Assurance in Health Care
  • Annual Tuition: $9,090
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 670
  • Example Classes:
    Business Policy & Strategy; Executive Management; Health Care Finance; Health Care Law; Health Care Operations & Quality; Health Care Policy & Ethics
  • Annual Tuition: $9,220
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,032
  • Example Classes:
    Ethics in Healthcare Administration; Healthcare Financial Management; Healthcare Management; Healthcare Marketing; Legal Aspects of Healthcare Administration; Organizational Behavior in Healthcare Administration
  • Annual Tuition: $9,450
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 226
  • Example Classes:
    Business Strategy of the Health Care Industry; International Health Care Insurance Business Models; Leadership and Organizational Behavior within the Health Care Sector; Management Science and Operations Management for Health Care Organizations; Managerial Accounting for Health Care Managers; Managerial Economics for the Healthcare Industry

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,660
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 462
  • Example Classes:
    Current Issues in Healthcare; Health Care Systems; Organizational Behavior and Development; Organizational Policy & Strategy; Special Problems in Healthcare
  • Annual Tuition: $10,044
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 413
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting for Decision Making and Control; Health Care Organizations and Delivery; Health Care Policy and Quality Systems; Health Information Systems; Quantitative Analysis of Business; Strategic Management in Health Care
  • Annual Tuition: $10,170
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,587
  • Example Classes:
    Evidence-Based Management; Health Information Technology; Human Resources in Healthcare; Legal and Regulatory Issues; Operations Management; Principles of Healthcare Management
  • Annual Tuition: $10,200
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,186
  • Example Classes:
    Health Care Delivery Systems; Health Care Finance; Health Care Systems Organization; Health Information Systems; Legal Aspects of Health Administration; Marketing in Health Care
  • Annual Tuition: $10,206
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,203
  • Example Classes:
    Compliance and Risk Management in Healthcare Settings; Facilities Planning; Healthcare Information Systems; Healthcare Market Planning; Healthcare Policy: Development and Implications; Strategies of Healthcare Administration

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,455
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 886
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Business Communication; Complex Systems Change Management; Developing and Leading Wellness Programs; Ethical & Legal Decision Making; Evidence Based Health Care Management; Financial and Economic Aspects of Health Care
  • Annual Tuition: $10,710
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,588
  • Example Classes:
    Financing in Healthcare; Healthcare Information Management; Healthcare Leadership; Managing Human Resources in Healthcare; Overview of Healthcare Policy in the U.S.; Strategic Planning and Execution in Healthcare
  • Annual Tuition: $10,710
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 656
  • Example Classes:
    Ethics and Leadership for Health Care Managers; Financial Management of Health Systems; Global Health Care Administration and Management; Health Care Policy Analysis; Health Care Quality and Evidence-Based Medicine; Marketing and Strategic Planning in Health Care
  • Annual Tuition: $10,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 813
  • Example Classes:
    Global Environment of Business; Healthcare Finance; Healthcare Management Systems; Legal and Ethical Issues of Healthcare; Managing Healthcare Organizations
  • Annual Tuition: $11,054
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 886
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Healthcare Environment; Healthcare Systems/Organization; Info/Healthcare Technology; International Human Resource Management; Production and Operations Analysis; Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
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