With an overall population of 77,145 and a student population of 38,972, approximately 24,576 of Kalamazoo students attend one of Kalamazoo's schools that offer healthcare administration programs.
The largest healthcare administration school in Kalamazoo, by student population, is Western Michigan University. In 2010, approximately 97 students graduated from the Healthcare Administration program at Western Michigan University.
A reported 97 students graduated with credentials in healthcare administration in Kalamazoo in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,298 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Kalamazoo healthcare administration schools was an average of $31,418 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for healthcare administration related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Kalamazoo-based healthcare administration schools, you will have an added expense of $7,784 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,770.
If you decide to work as a healthcare administrator in Kalamazoo, your job prospects are good. There were 9,560 healthcare administrators working in Michigan and 350 working in the greater Kalamazoo area in 2010. Kalamazoo's healthcare administrator workforce is projected to increase by 13% 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 Kalamazoo is $78,830 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for healthcare administrators.