Colorado Health Administration Degree Programs
(found 10 schools)


Listed below are all of the accredited schools in Colorado that offer Health Administration degree programs.

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Like many other states attempting to improve and sustain health, Colorado has a high demand for qualified professionals within the healthcare services administration field. Colorado could see more than a 25 percent increase in the field by the year 2022, with over 4,300 new health services management positions expected by 2020 in Colorado.

To find out more about how you can expand your education to enter the field of healthcare administration and by attending a healthcare services management program in Colorado, request information from the schools below. The more information you, the better you will be able to make a decision about which program best meets your interests and needs.

With a sizable resident population and a large amount of tourists that come through every year, Colorado's healthcare needs vary from season to season. Healthcare administrators in this state must tailor their organization's offerings, marketing strategies, and staffing to suit what their area needs. Some of the most prominent healthcare organizations in this state include the Medical Center of Aurora, Poudre Valley Hospital, and Rose Medical Center.

To poise yourself as a leader in the medical community of Colorado, consider earning a healthcare administration degree. Selecting the right school for you is the first step. Think carefully about what your goals are and look for professors whose careers match your aspirations. If you want to work in a specific medical specialty, look at the concentrations offered by each school. By choosing the right school, you can get the education you need to thrive in a fast-paced healthcare management setting.

Healthcare Administration Education in Colorado

In Colorado, there are nine schools that offer healthcare administration degrees. Two of these schools are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. In today's healthcare culture, administrators and employees alike are expected to know more and do more on a daily basis. To make you a competitive player in this field, your school will likely include courses in a wide variety of management areas. You may take courses like those listed below, in order to achieve specific learning outcomes.

  • Health Information Technology: Learning how to securely collect and store patient information in line with patient privacy laws.
  • Marketing for Health Services Organizations: Being able to market your association, services, and specialists to the community at large to ensure a strong reputation.
  • Healthcare Financial Management: Meeting the staffing and equipment needs of your organization while staying within a set budget.
  • Healthcare Staff Management: Assessing the strengths and weaknesses of staff members, supporting managers and supervisors in their roles, and creating a strong feeling of teamwork in your organization.
  • Healthcare Technology and Research: This is an important course, as Healthcare IT News notes that technology is constantly redesigning how patients participate in healthcare.

While you're in school, you may benefit greatly from membership in one of Colorado's many professional organizations. These associations serve several roles in the community; they advocate for health workers, connect administrators and managers with job listings, and provide updates on the field. Some of the largest organizations in Colorado include:


If you would like some resources that may help you offset the costs of your Colorado healthcare admin degree, you may look into some of the following options. The Colorado Masons’ Benevolent Fund Scholarships, MGMA Western Section Scholarships (specific to those intending to get a degree in a program related to medical practice management), and the Colorado Student Grants program are good places to start looking for financial aid in Colorado.

Outlook for Healthcare Administration Careers in Colorado

The job market for health executives is strong all over the country; however, it is even better in Colorado. O*Net reports that job openings in this field are expected to increase 2 percent more than the national average between 2010 and 2020.

If you have a master's degree, you can likely do much to improve Colorado health care and may also earn a wage similar to that of a Colorado medical and health services manager's mean annual income of $108,430 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013 data. More and more jobs are opening up in rural areas in the state as well, making it easier to find work if living in a large city such as Denver is not your ideal career goal.+

We recommend that you contact the Colorado schools that offer health admin programs and request information from all of those you might be interested in. This will allow you to compare and contrast key aspects of each program to ensure you make a well informed choice.

Health Administration Schools

Additional Colorado Health Admin Schools by City

Colorado Springs >



CollegeAmerica (Colorado Springs, CO / Denver, CO / Fort Collins, CO / South Colorado Springs, CO)
Programs Offered:
Health Information Management (BS)
Health Services - Health Promotion (MS)
Health Services Management (BS)
Healthcare Administration (BS)
Healthcare Administration (MS)
Healthcare Administration - Gerontology (BS)
Healthcare Informatics (MS)
Master of Public Health (MS)
National American University (Colorado Springs, CO / Denver, CO)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology
Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology (online)
Bachelors of Science in Health Care Management
Master of Business Administration - Health Care Administration Emphasis
Master of Business Administration - Health Care Administration Emphasis (online)

Denver >

Metropolitan State University of Denver (Denver, CO)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
Regis University (Denver, CO)
Programs Offered:
Masters in Business Administration - Health Care Management
Masters in Business Administration - Health Care Management (online)
University of Colorado-Denver (Denver, CO)
Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administraton: Health Administration emphasis
Master of Public Health
Master of Science in Health Administration

Denver (North) >

Westwood College (Denver (North), CO)
Programs Offered:
Medical Office Management - Associate Degree

Fort Collins >

Lone Tree >

University of Phoenix (Lone Tree, CO)
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Health Administration (online)