Friends University’s Master of Health Care Leadership (MHCL) degree program received two rankings from AffordableColleges.com that place the program within the top 30 in the nation and as No. 1 in the state of Kansas.
Both of the rankings were for affordable online master’s degrees. Friends University’s MHCL degree ranked No. 15 in the nation among degrees in health care management and No. 27 in the nation among degrees in health care administration.
“I am pleased to see our MHCL program getting the recognition it deserves,” said Dr. David Hofmeister, dean of the College of Adult and Professional Studies and the Graduate School. “Our program prepares leaders who are successful in their health care leadership roles from the position of a practitioner to leading as the CEO. This is an excellent leadership program!”
The MHCL degree began in 2008 as an on-campus program and an online option was added in 2010. The degree prepares students for a variety of health care industry leadership positions and covers a wide range of subjects including management, leadership, law/ethics and marketing. Students come from a variety of health care areas, including allied health, emergency medical services, health care administration, hospital non-nursing, nursing and pharmaceutical.
AffordableColleges.com based its ranking on financial, program and student success metrics. AffordableColleges.com strives to “differentiate quality, affordable schools from schools that are simply cheap,” according to its methodology page.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment of health care occupations to grow 19 percent from 2014 to 2024, adding more jobs than any other occupation group.
Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.