Huntington has a general population of 51,475 and an overall student population of 18,092. Approximately 13,776 of Huntington's students are enrolled in schools that offer healthcare administration programs.
Of the 1 healthcare administration schools in Huntington, the largest healthcare administration school, by student population, is Marshall University. Approximately 43 students graduated in 2010 from Marshall University with credentials in healthcare administration.
In 2010, 43 students graduated with a healthcare administration degree from one of Huntington's healthcare administration schools. Tuition in 2009 at Huntington's healthcare administration schools was $16,668 per year for instate students and $23,914 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a healthcare administration program in Huntington. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,556 per year, on average, for room and board at Huntington-based healthcare administration schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,116.
After graduating with your credentials in healthcare administration, if you decide to work as a healthcare administrator in Huntington, your job prospects are average. There were 1,800 healthcare administrators working in West Virginia and 340 working in the greater Huntington area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of healthcare administrators is expected to increase by 8% in Huntington. 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 Huntington is $73,390 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for healthcare administrators.