Columbia has a total population of 84,531 and a student population of 48,122. Of these students, 1,231 are enrolled in schools that offer healthcare management programs.
Stephens College is the largest healthcare management school in Columbia, based on student population. In 2010, Stephens College graduated approximately 40 students with credentials in healthcare management.
A reported 40 students graduated with credentials in healthcare management in Columbia in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,150 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,400 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a healthcare management program in Columbia. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,700 per year, on average, for room and board at Columbia-based healthcare management schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a healthcare manager in Columbia, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 4,410 healthcare managers in Missouri. Of these healthcare managers, 170 were working in the greater Columbia area. By the year 2018, the number of healthcare managers is expected to increase by 10% in Columbia. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for healthcare managers.
As a healthcare manager in Columbia, you can expect to make an average salary of $77,930 per year. This is higher than the average salary for healthcare managers in the state.