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The Undergraduate Program in Health Policy and Administration (HPA) uses multiple measures to assess how well we are meeting our program goals, including:

Job Placement Data

The Bachelor of Science in HPA enrolls approximately 375 undergraduate students each year. Based on responses from our student exit survey, 90% of HPA graduates find placement in health care related occupations; responses to our alumni survey report that 76% of HPA graduates have annual salaries of $50,000 or higher.

Industry Feedback

Each year student internship sites are surveyed on student understanding of the health care industry. Over 95% of post internship survey respondents ranked their students understanding of the health care environment as either “good” (42%) or “excellent” (55%).

National Recognition


The Penn State Department of Health Policy and Adminstration is certified by The Association of University Programs in Health Administration.