School and Ranking Information
The majority of schools within a 50-mile radius of Anaheim offering degrees in healthcare administration don't have high national rankings. Although it's about 32 miles away from Anaheim, the following school is considered one of the top schools in the area for healthcare administration degrees, based on its rankings, program offerings and student services:
- Winner: University of California at Los Angeles is the only university located roughly in the Anaheim area with a ranking in the top 25 national universities, and it's also the only school with high national rankings in public health. UCLA offers graduate degrees in public health.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of California|
|Rankings||#20 for National Universities (2022)*|
|Location||Los Angeles, CA|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Graduate Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)||$11,442 (in-state), $26,544 (out-of-state)**|
|Public Health Degrees Offered||Master's, Doctorate|
|Public Health Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2020-2021||187**|
|Most Popular Public Health Degree Level in 2020-2021||Master's (178 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2015 Entering Class||92%**|
|Noteworthy||UCLA's graduate public health program is nationally ranked at #10*|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator
University of California, Los Angeles
- UCLA's public health program has held a top-10 ranking across the country for more than 60 years
- There are 12 centers for research associated with the Fielding School of Public Health
- Students can participate in the Public Health and Health Policy and Management Student Associations to learn from and interact with leaders in the healthcare industry
- The MPH health management track has accreditation with the Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is currently home to more than 44,000 students annually, and the school is known for its energetic campus environment and its commitment to research. This university has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.
UCLA's School of Public Health offers master's and doctoral degrees in public health. The Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management program prepares students for immediate entry into leadership positions within health institutions. It also aims to develop their awareness of the legislation and policies that affect large and small communities. Students will first complete a 3-term period of coursework, then a field placement that lasts at least ten weeks, followed by another 3-term period of coursework. Students may choose between a track in health management or healthy policy. The Executive MPH takes 2 years to complete, including fall, winter and spring sessions for each year. Some requirements include courses in biostatistics, marketing and finance, in addition to a project.
Within the first two years of the doctorate program, students complete coursework geared toward understanding the nature of diseases and their prevention, the management principles involved with health systems and the tools for analyzing social factors among various populations. Courses may include health systems finance, ethical concerns in public healthcare and health status for minority populations. The third year of the DrPH program then consists of a variety of seminars and a practicum in a public or private health organization.