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IC Online adds healthcare management to growing list of programs


Illinois College will now offer a fully online degree in healthcare management.

The new program will give students the essential business and management skills needed for an in-demand healthcare leadership career, as well as the flexibility to work toward their degree while working full-time in the healthcare industry.

Students will gain marketable skills and training, preparing them to meet the urgent need for leadership in healthcare.

“Given the continued growth in the U.S. healthcare industry, there is a growing need for healthcare management professionals,” notes Kevin Klein, professor of economics and business department chair. “Illinois College's healthcare management program is ideal for working healthcare professionals who want to continue, or advance into, leadership positions in the healthcare industry.”

Healthcare management is projected to expand by 32% through 2029, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This growth is expected to create more than 133,000 positions for healthcare administration and management professionals. 

The new healthcare management degree joins IC’s existing online and on-campus programs available to students interested in careers in healthcare. The College offers a flexible online RN to BSN program, in addition to on-campus programs that include a traditional four-year nursing program and majors like health sciences and kinesiology and exercise science.

IC Online programs are designed for students in need of a flexible class schedule that allows them to balance their responsibilities, while advancing their careers and reaping the benefits of an Illinois College education.

To learn more about earning a degree in healthcare management and other IC Online programs, visit

About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Illinois. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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