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California State University, Long Beach
Health Care Administration Program
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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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