Educating a diverse population in the liberal arts

For personal, professional and global responsibility

In the tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame

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Notre Dame College is now offering a bachelor’s degree in health care administration that prepares students for high-paying, high-demand leadership roles in clinical and treatment settings.

The College’s new Bachelor of Arts in health care administration is available beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year. Jobs in health care management are growing much faster than the national average for all other occupations, and the mean salary is six-figures. These executives improve efficiency of operations and patient outcomes, changing people’s lives.

Students in the healthcare administration program at Notre Dame acquire advanced knowledge of the dynamic business environment of healthcare while studying healthcare delivery, providers and their services and financing. Those who earn the degree will gain an understanding of the significant role healthcare executives have in improving the well-being of the communities their organizations serve.

Students who major in health administration at Notre Dame fulfill requirements in the business core and complete 24 additional credits in operations and project management, health information management, health and the legal system, the continuum of long-term care and disaster management planning.

In addition, students at Notre Dame earn credits in a liberal arts core that features critical thinking and problem-solving, cultural competence, and global social justice that distinguish them from other candidates in competitive hiring markets.

Career Demand

Medical and health services managers plan, direct, and coordinate the business activities of healthcare providers. Positions are available in hospitals, clinics, treatment center, long-term care facilities, medical practices and physicians. Some administrators also work with health insurance companies, professional societies, and financial institutions or government, consulting services, device manufactures and pharmaceutical companies.

While Northeast Ohio is a burgeoning health care hub, positions are available in all geographic regions, including small towns and rural areas and international organizations. Opportunities are increasing due to the world’s aging population and expansion in medical industries. The Baby Boom generation is now aged and the health economy encompasses nearly $1 trillion based on American Hospital Association statistics.

The median annual wage for medical and health services managers was $100,980 in 2019, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Campus Connections

The College is close to and places students in positions with the international and Cleveland Clinic, continually ranked one of the nation’s top hospitals; University Hospitals Health System, home to Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital; MetroHealth Medical Center, with its Level I Adult and Level II Pediatric trauma centers; St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, a faith-based health provider; and the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, among many others.

Set against the backdrop of a small campus and family atmosphere, Notre Dame offers diverse students individual attention from faculty, a variety of extracurricular activities, NCAA Division II athletic teams and more.

May 2020
Updated August 2020


About Notre Dame College

For almost a century, Notre Dame College has educated a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1922, the College has grown strategically to keep pace with the rapidly changing needs of students and the dramatic changes in higher education. But it has never lost sight of its emphasis on teaching students not only how to make a good living but also how to live a good life.

Today, the College offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 disciplines plus a variety of master’s degrees, certification programs and continuing and professional development programs for adult learners on campus and online. Notre Dame College offers NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic programs for men and women and is located in a picturesque residential neighborhood just 25 minutes from the heart of Cleveland. Hallmarks of the Notre Dame experience include stimulating academics, personalized attention of dedicated faculty and staff, and small class sizes.

Notre Dame College is located at 4545 College Road in South Euclid. For further information contact Brian Johnston, chief communications officer, at 216.373.5252 or