Seattle has a total population of 563,374 and a student population of 95,293. Of these students, 45,943 are enrolled in schools that offer healthcare administration programs.
Seattle's largest healthcare administration school is University of Washington-Seattle Campus. In 2010, University of Washington-Seattle Campus graduated approximately 50 students from its healthcare administration program.
In 2010, 50 students graduated with a healthcare administration degree in Seattle. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,445 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Seattle healthcare administration schools was an average of $37,120 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,035 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a healthcare administration program in Seattle. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,693 per year, on average, for room and board at Seattle-based healthcare administration schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,496.
Many healthcare administration graduates choose to work as healthcare administrators after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Seattle, your job prospects are good. Seattle's healthcare administrator workforce is projected to increase by 21% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for healthcare administrators.