Ankeny has a general population of 27,117 and an overall student population of 22,741. Approximately 22,324 of Ankeny's students are enrolled in schools that offer healthcare administration programs.
The largest healthcare administration school in Ankeny, by student population, is Des Moines Area Community College. In 2010, Des Moines Area Community College graduated approximately 14 students with credentials in healthcare administration.
In 2010, 14 students graduated with a healthcare administration certificate in Ankeny. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,682 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Ankeny healthcare administration schools was an average of $17,132 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for healthcare administration related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,780 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,380.
After graduating with your credentials in healthcare administration, if you decide to work as a healthcare administrator in Ankeny, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 4,810 healthcare administrators in Iowa. Of these healthcare administrators, 900 were working in the greater Ankeny area. The number of healthcare administrators in Ankeny is expected to increase by 14% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for healthcare administrators.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a healthcare administrator in Ankeny is $75,690 per year, which is higher than the average for healthcare administrators state-wide.