MSUM earns top honors for online programs in healthcare administration

MSUM earns top honors for online programs in healthcare administration

MSU Moorhead has been recognized nationally for online learning in healthcare administration by

MSUM has been named one of 2021’s best schools for online programs and courses in healthcare administration by Just 8 percent of colleges and universities across the country earned a position in the higher education rankings.

MSU Moorhead was ranked for online program excellence in the following areas:

Best MHA Programs Online – #2
Best Online Healthcare Administration Degree– #4

“We set out to find the healthcare administration programs that are making online education a priority,” said Wes Ricketts, founder of “Each program in our rankings has a winning combination of flexibility, affordability, academic rigor and student support.”

MSU Moorhead’s recognition comes at a time when students across the country are taking more of their courses either fully or partially online. According to data from the Education Department’s National Center for Education Statistics, enrollment in online courses increased by 93 percent between Fall 2019 and Fall 2020. Nearly two-thirds of college students took at least one online course in 2020.

MSUM is committed to preparing a well-educated health care workforce by graduating students that have experienced a curriculum and faculty focused on excellence. The evidence is in our program’s growth and excellent placement rates,” said Robert Nava,” associate vice president of Academic Affairs and dean of Graduate Studies.

COVID-19 forced many schools to expand their online programs. However, MSUM has been meeting student demand for online programs for years. researched and analyzed more than 7,700 accredited schools using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the schools themselves. The website’s data science team then applied a proprietary algorithm to rank all qualifying healthcare administration programs. Primary data points include:

  • Number of online programs in healthcare administration
  • Online program tuition and fees
  • Access to academic counseling
  • Access to career placement services
  • Number of online students
  • Percentage of students with institutional aid

To be eligible, a school must hold active regional accreditation and have at least one partially online or fully online program in the ranking subject.

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