Harrisonburg has a general population of 40,468 and an overall student population of 20,496. Approximately 18,971 of Harrisonburg's students are enrolled in schools that offer healthcare administration programs.
James Madison University is the largest healthcare administration school in Harrisonburg, based on student population. In 2010, James Madison University graduated approximately 29 students from its healthcare administration program.
A total of 29 students graduated with credentials in healthcare administration from healthcare administration schools in Harrisonburg in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Harrisonburg's healthcare administration schools was $19,302 per year for instate students and $31,434 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $876 for healthcare administration related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,690 per year, on average, for room and board at Harrisonburg-based healthcare administration schools. 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 Harrisonburg, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 50 healthcare administrators in Virginia were working in the greater Harrisonburg area. Harrisonburg's healthcare administrator workforce is projected to increase by 20% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for healthcare administrators.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a healthcare administrator in Harrisonburg is $88,850 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for healthcare administrators.