Online MHA Programs Ranked by Affordability (2022-2023)

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Student loan debt is reaching epic proportions. In fact, media organizations like CBS and Forbes are calling it a debt crisis. Over 44 million students and professionals have student loan debt totaling more than $1.7 trillion in the United States. Yet to advance their careers and increase income, professionals are called upon to have advanced degrees in their field. This creates a need for more affordable master’s degrees.

In addition, professionals will want to seek out degrees where growth opportunities exist, the job market is expanding, and salaries are attractive. Enter online MHA programs. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS May 2021) data, medical and health services managers earn a median annual salary of $101,340 per year ($48.72 per hour). Median annual wages were highest in hospitals ($119,450) and government industries ($117,000), with outpatient care centers, physicians’ offices, and nursing and residential care facilities falling below $100,000.

Jobs in the market for medical and health managers are exploding, and are expected to increase 28 percent nationally between 2021 and 2031, with the addition of 136,200 jobs (BLS 2022). Healthcare administrators typically have at least a bachelor’s degree, but master’s degrees are becoming increasingly common for these positions. As such, in this article, we cover online MHA programs ranked by affordability from 2022 to 2023.

These rankings are based on tuition data MHAOnline.com collected in mid-2022 from over 300 online MHA programs and closely related graduate degrees. Tuition information is as current as possible, being taken from the 2021-2022 or 2022-2023 school years as published by each school.

Sara Navratil
Sara Navratil
Writer

Sara Navratil is a freelance writer and a Certified Canfield Success Principles Trainer. She's the owner of Sara Liza Life, a company dedicated to helping people rewrite their lives. She enjoys researching and writing about healthcare-related topics, including information on online MHA programs. When not working she likes to read, bake, and spend time with her family.

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