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Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Ranked a Top School for Online Master’s in Public Health for 2023

LECOM has been ranked as one of the nation’s best colleges for online master’s programs in public health. Just six percent of regionally accredited postsecondary institutions earned a ranking position.

Best Online Masters Program 2023 BadgeRENO, Nev. (PRWEB) February 21, 2023 – Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Health Services Administration has been recognized as one of the best schools for online learning at the master’s level by (OMD). LECOM’s public health program earned top 50 honors for overall quality, affordability, and commitment to student success with a ranking of 12th. Just six percent of U.S. postsecondary institutions earned a ranking position. analyzed more than 7,700 accredited universities by using data pulled from the schools themselves and from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). After the data was compiled, OMD’s data science team then applied a proprietary algorithm to rank all qualifying schools for each of the different master’s degrees specialties. Primary data points include:

  • Academic counseling services
  • Career placement services
  • Student/faculty ratio
  • Tuition
  • Percent of students receiving school-based aid
  • Amount of school-based aid per student

“This year, we focused on the schools making it easier for students to compete in today’s increasingly difficult job market,” said Kyle Darland, co-founder of OMD. “Each ranked school offers a fully or partially online master’s program in public health at a time when earning a master’s has become a minimum barrier to entry for many.”

Darland is referencing a recent survey from CareerBuilder, which found that “thirty-three percent of employers are hiring workers with master’s degrees for positions that had been primarily held by those with four-year degrees.” These employers cited an evolution of the skills needed to perform the jobs as the cause of the shift, and an increase in work quality, productivity, and employee retention as the result.

“Providing students with opportunities to get a master’s online is only part of our rankings,” said Darland. “Top-ranked schools also had competitive tuition rates and/or scholarships to help drive costs down. And with grocery, gas and other expenses on everyone’s mind right now, an affordable master’s degree is key.”

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LECOM is the largest medical school in the country and was established as the 16th College of Osteopathic Medicine in the nation in 1992, with a charter class in 1993 in Erie, Pennsylvania. In 2004, LECOM developed the first branch campus in Bradenton, Florida, with two additional locations followed in 2009 at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and in 2018 at Elmira, New York. The LECOM School of Health Services Administration programs provide students with indispensable knowledge, leadership, and communication skills required to plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health service organizations such as hospitals, health care facilities, public health care organizations, pharmacies, private practice groups, and senior living centers. The knowledge gained from these programs is vital to the understanding, planning, and implementation of sound fiscal policy, strategic planning, industry compliance, ethics, and responsible governance.  For more information e-mail or call 941-405-1533.