Cheap Doctorates in Healthcare Administration Online

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Using information from the US Department of Education’s Center for Education Statistics, we compiled this list of the 15 cheapest online doctorates in healthcare administration available online. They are sorted in descending order of cost with the cheapest school (according to hourly tuition rate) at the top and the most expensive school at the bottom. Almost all of these schools’ rates come in below the standard current college tuition rate. Online doctorates in healthcare administration were not numerous enough for us to compile a big enough data sample for a more scientific ranking.

Top 15 Most Affordable Doctorates in Healthcare Administration

  • A T Still University of Health Sciences
    Location

    Kirksville, MO

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    A T Still University of Health Sciences has an online doctor of health administration degree that is a 47 credit hour program that includes coursework in healthcare organization informatics and health organization governance. The program is looking for applicants with a minimum 2.5 out of 4.0 GPA. A T Still University of Health Sciences charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $1,000 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.

  • Arizona State University
    Location

    Tempe, AZ

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Arizona State University has an online doctor of behavioral health (management) degree that is an 84 credit hour program that includes coursework in population-based health management and integrated primary care. With a student to faculty ratio of 23 to 1, the program admits applicants with master's degrees from any academic discipline. Arizona State University charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $1,153 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

  • Capella University
    Location

    Minneapolis, MN

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Capella University has an online doctor of healthcare administration degree that is a 76 quarter credit hour program that offers four specializations: general health administration; health care leadership; health care quality and analytics; and health policy and advocacy. With a student to faculty ratio of 22 to 1, the program may require a faculty interview prior to admission. Capella University charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $735 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

  • Central Michigan University
    Location

    Mount Pleasant, MI

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Central Michigan University has an online doctor of health administration degree that is a 63 credit hour program including coursework in leadership strategies for healthcare policy and population health. With a student to faculty ratio of 22 to 1, the application packet of contents requested includes a five-page research paper on a specified premise. Central Michigan University offers an online, graduate tuition rate of $850 per credit hour, regardless of residency. They are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.

  • Colorado Technical University
    Location

    Colorado Springs, CO

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Colorado Technical University has an online doctor of management - healthcare and leadership degree that is a 100 quarter credit hour program that includes coursework in management theory and application of action research. With a student to faculty ratio of 28 to 1, the program kicks off the application process with an admission interview. Colorado Technical University charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $598 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

  • Franklin University
    Location

    Columbus, OH

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Franklin University has an online doctor of healthcare administration degree that is a 58 credit hour program that includes coursework in applied statistics and research methods. With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, the program requires a graduate exam from students without a 3.0 GPA for their master's degree. Franklin University charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $719 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

  • Liberty University
    Location

    Lynchburg, VA

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Liberty University has an online doctor of business administration in healthcare management degree that is a 60 credit hour program including coursework in quantitative research methods and healthcare informatics. With a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1, this program requires a dissertation and a master's degree that is accredited by either the AACSB or the ACBSP. Liberty University offers an online, graduate rate of $605 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

  • Medical University of South Carolina
    Location

    Charleston, SC

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    The Medical University of South Carolina has an online doctor of health administration degree that is a 54 credit hour program that includes coursework in leadership and health policy. With a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1, the program is looking for applicants with "significant" leadership experience in the healthcare field. The Medical University of South Carolina charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $2,057.93 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

  • Northcentral University
    Location

    San Diego, CA

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Northcentral University has an online doctor of health administration degree that is a 60 credit hour program that was designed according to the standards of the National Center for Health Care Leadership competency model. With a student to faculty ratio of 1 to 1, the program does not require a GRE or GMAT test score. Northcentral University charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $912 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission.

  • Regent University
    Location

    Virginia Beach, VA

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Regent University has an online doctor of strategic leadership in healthcare leadership degree that is a 60 credit hour program that includes coursework in strategic foresight and global leadership. With a student to faculty ratio of 41 to 1, the program is looking for alignment between the personal goals of the applicant and the DSL program outcomes among other things. Regent University charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $995 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.


  • Methodology: Here's How We Rank Schools


    At Best Value Schools, we help students of all ages get the best possible value for their education. When choosing the best schools and programs, we prioritize tuition rates, student debt, financial aid opportunities, graduation rates, and the availability of online programs.
    We source unbiased data from government and educational databases like the National Center for Education Statistics and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for 6,374 schools across the U.S. We organize that data into five weighted categories to compile our school rankings.

    Metric Data Used Percentage
    Academic Quality Full-time faculty percentage, student-to-faculty ratio, student retention and graduation rates 25%
    Affordability Tuition rates, median student debt, and financial aid 35%
    Reputation Admission and enrollment rates 15%
    Program Offerings Number of program options 10%
    Online Enrollment Score Portion of learners taking at least one online course 15%

    You can read more about our comprehensive evaluation process on our methodology page.


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