Columbia has a total population of 84,531 and a student population of 48,122. Of these students, 31,237 are enrolled in schools that offer healthcare administration programs.
University of Missouri-Columbia is the largest healthcare administration school in Columbia, based on student population. Approximately 76 students graduated in 2010 from University of Missouri-Columbia with credentials in healthcare administration.
In 2010, 76 students graduated with a healthcare administration degree in Columbia. If you decide to attend one of Columbia's healthcare administration schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,741 per year in instate tuition and $31,832 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,040 for healthcare administration related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Columbia-based healthcare administration schools, you will have an added expense of $8,150 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many healthcare administration graduates choose to work as healthcare administrators after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Columbia, your job prospects are average. There were 4,410 healthcare administrators working in Missouri and 170 working in the greater Columbia area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of healthcare administrators is expected to increase by 10% in Columbia. 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 Columbia is $77,930 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for healthcare administrators.