SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Online Health Services Administration Program Ranked #4 in U.S.

(Bradenton, Fla., Sept. 20, 2016) — A Healthcare Administration website has ranked State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota’s (SCF) online bachelor’s degree in Health Administration among the top five in the country based on a number of factors, including cost, student success and curriculum.

In ranking SCF number four on its list, the company said, “The State College of Florida has a BAS in Health Services Administration that covers both the theoretical and practical aspects of the field, from healthcare delivery to risk management to evidence-based research methods. And SCF’s curriculum is particularly enticing for its unique elective courses, which include Biology of Aging, Dietary Influences on Disease, and Managing Cultural Diversity.” It goes on to note, “SCF has partnered with the Lake Erie College of Medicine (LECOM) to offer you a direct path from your BAS to a Master’s in Health Services Administration.”

The website started its analysis of online degrees with College Navigator, an online database run by the National Center for Education Statistics. The site stipulated that eligible programs must have an annual tuition rate of no more than $25,000 and must have an average graduation rate of at least 30 percent. Even with these strict requirements, there were more than 40 schools. Top schools also had to be affiliated with the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), which allowed the site to choose the best online schools for healthcare administration as the ones with affordable costs, successful students and a commitment to curricular excellence.

SCF’s Health Services Administration Program, offering bachelor’s degrees online, began in 2011 and to date 82 students have graduated.

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