West Chester has a general population of 17,861 and an overall student population of 14,211. Approximately 14,211 of West Chester's students are enrolled in schools that offer healthcare administration programs.
The largest healthcare administration school in West Chester, by student population, is West Chester University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, West Chester University of Pennsylvania graduated approximately 39 students with credentials in healthcare administration.
A reported 39 students graduated with credentials in healthcare administration in West Chester in 2010. If you decide to attend one of West Chester's healthcare administration schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,967 per year in instate tuition and $28,299 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,320 for healthcare administration related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the West Chester-based healthcare administration schools, you will have an added expense of $7,214 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,939.
If you decide to work as a healthcare administrator in West Chester, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 14,200 healthcare administrators in Pennsylvania. Of these healthcare administrators, 5,050 were working in the greater West Chester area. By the year 2018, the number of healthcare administrators is expected to increase by 8% in West Chester. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for healthcare administrators.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a healthcare administrator in West Chester is $87,790 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for healthcare administrators.