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California State University, Long Beach
Health Care Administration Program

Graduate Student Success

Most students pursuing the MSHCA degree complete the program in two to three years. Students may enroll in the MSHCA traditional program as a full or part-time student. Students in the accelerated program are enrolled as full-time students. As noted below, 88-93% of the students entering in fall 2011 completed the program within two years. The programs retention overall rate is 92%, and is expected to improve for enrollees with the new curriculum.

Number of Students Entering
Fall 2011
Number of Students
Continuing Fall 2012
% Graduate within 2 years
(Spring/Summer 2013)
% Retention
(Graduation or Still Enrolled)
% Employed 3 months after graduation
Traditional Students 8 7 88% 100% 75%
Accelerated Students 29 27 93% 93% 100%


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