Special to The Truth
Another distinction of
excellence for Wilberforce University. A recent
announcement heralds the school’s designation as the 40th
best healthcare administration degree program in the nation.
(HQ), a student resource guide, recently released its list
of best value healthcare administration programs and
Wilberforce is listed ahead of larger schools such as Tulane
University and the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV).
The HBCU (historically black college or university) also
achieves this honor as one of four colleges in Ohio selected
in the top 55 positions as the best in this category.
“This ranking recognizes the hard work and commitment of our
faculty in that program. Our small, hands on, family
environment class work, gives students the motivation to
make this area of study a highly sought curriculum at
Wilberforce.” - Edward Hill, PhD, VP, Academic Affairs,
Strategic Initiatives –
This acknowledgement is particularly special for Wilberforce
student Mancell Lyttle. The senior from Detroit, Michigan
will receive his bachelor of science degree in health
services administration in December of this year.
“Since I have been here at Wilberforce University, I have
seen more and more students enter this major.” – Mancell
Lyttle, Wilberforce University, Class of 2020-
Once you have graduated from Wilberforce with a B. S. degree
in health services administration, you will have:
Demonstrated an understanding of the nation’s health care
Learned to apply best practice and business theories to the
management of a health care organization
Developed quantitative analysis and technological skills to
synthesize and analyze information.
All of these executions will allow you to produce clearly
written, concise business analyses and reports, design and
deliver clear, well organized, persuasive oral presentations
and demonstrate career readiness skills that will make a
smooth transition into the work force or graduate program.
Mancell Lyttle says, he’s ready.
“When I get that degree, I know it will pay off. I’ve gained
the knowledge, and my internships have given me the
experience. I won’t just get a degree and not know how to
Anuradha Venkateswaran, PhD, is the dean of the college of
professional studies at Wilberforce. She says this ”best of”
designation not only creates greater enthusiasm to promote
enrollment for the university, it further encourages
students already enrolled in the school’s health services
administration program. “It’s going to point out a program
with such high regard presents great career prospects.”
To say there is great demand for healthcare jobs is an
understatement. According to the U. S Bureau of Labor
statistics, healthcare will be the fastest growing
employment trend between the years 2014 and 2024.
Wilberforce University’s premier, 4 year curriculum has
already addressed that movement by preparing students for
these related healthcare careers. It’s what Lyttle already
knows. He will return to Wilberforce after his December,
2020 graduation to pursue a master’s degree in clinical
“I’m very confident I will find work.”
University Headquarters (HQ) is a new student resource
website that helps college bound students narrow their
decisions about fields of study.
Wilberforce University is a four-year, accredited, liberal
arts college located in Greene County, Ohio, near Dayton.
Founded in 1856, it is the nation’s first, private,
historically black college or university (HBCU). It is a
member of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the NAIA
Athletic Conference and the Ohio LINK Library Consortium.
According to HBCU.com, Wilberforce is one of the top five
HBCUs in the Midwest.