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California State University, Long Beach
Health Care Administration Program

Graduate Student Success

Most students pursing 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 enrolled in the accelerated program (MSHCA-AP) are enrolled as full-time students.

As noted below, 93% of the accelerated students continuing in fall 2014 completed the program within two years and the remaining 7% are still enrolled in the program. Too, as noted below, 75% of traditional students continuing in fall 2014 completed the program within two years and the remaining 25% are still enrolled in the program and are expected to graduate spring 2016.

The overall retention rate of the program is 87%.

Academic Year
2011-2012

Number of Students Entering
(Fall 2011)

Number of Students
Continuing
(Fall 2012)

For Those Continuing After One Year:
% Who Graduate Within Two Years (2013)

Retention Rate (Graduating or Still Enrolled)

Employed Three Months After Graduation

Traditional Students

8

7

88%

88%

75%

Accelerated Students

29

27

93%

93%

92%

Academic Year
2012-2013

Number of Students Entering
(Fall 2012)

Number of Students
Continuing
(Fall 2013)

For Those Continuing After One Year:
% Who Graduate Within Two Years (2014)

Retention Rate (Graduating or Still Enrolled)

Employed Three Months After Graduation

Traditional Students

15

12

50%

80%

TBD

Accelerated Students

25

20

85%

76%

95%

Academic Year
2013-2014

Number of Students Entering
(Fall 2013)

Number of Students
Continuing
(Fall 2014)

For Those Continuing After One Year:
% Who Graduate Within Two Years (2015)

Retention Rate (Graduating or Still Enrolled)

Employed Three Months After Graduation

Traditional Students

17

16

75%

94%

TBD

Accelerated Students

31

27

89%

87%

96%

Academic Year
2014-2015

Number of Students Entering
(Fall 2014)

Number of Students
Continuing
( Fall 2015)

For Those Continuing After One Year:
% Who Graduate Within Two Years (2016)

Retention Rate (Graduating or Still Enrolled)

Employed Three Months After Graduation

Traditional Students

31

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

Accelerated Students

28

25

TBD

89%

TBD

Undergraduate and Graduate Success Rates

Institutional Research and Assessment Graduation Rates