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B.S. Health Information Management

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FAST FACTS: B.S. Health Information Management

  • Esteemed faculty participate in active research and grants, bringing their experience directly to students
  • Faculty helped write the HIM textbook used in many programs nationwide
  • CAHIIM-accredited 100 percent online program
  • Courses are a combination of accelerated 8-week and 16-week full semester courses. Length of program will vary dependent upon the number of credits transferred in and specific program required courses met. Personalized program plans are available.
  • A minimum of 128 credits required for graduation. Number of credits needed may vary based on transfer credits.

Tuition: $415/credit*

* Tuition rates are for the 2017-18 academic year. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on transfer credits and individual program plans. Tuition rates are subject to change.

Leaders in HIM since 1935

When we launched the first bachelor's HIM program in the nation in 1935, the industry was referred to as Medical Records. As medical records technology has evolved and developed, St. Scholastica has remained at the forefront, offering the first bachelor's distance program in 1981, the first online master's in HIM and the first master's program accredited by CAHIIM.

Earn your degree without putting your life on hold

The B.S. in HIM program is offered in a 100 percent online format. Our online learning environment allows you to minimize the amount of time you're away from work and family while still working closely with our distinguished faculty and your classmates.

Career opportunities

The healthcare industry is booming and the use of Electronic Health Record (EHR) software nationwide has increased the need for qualified HIM professionals.

Who is this program designed for?

Are you interested in the healthcare field and are more interested in business and technology than direct patient care? Are you detail oriented? Do you have a desire to use information to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare industry? If so, HIM is a good choice for you.

Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to sit for the RHIA exam. We have curriculum options for RHITs with experience in the field and for those with no prior HIM experience.

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  • Cassandra Baltes, HIM student

    "Having the option to complete my BS in HIM online was a life changer for me. The staff were helpful and I couldn't have gone through it without my advisor by my side. I highly recommend attending online if you are a working professional in order to achieve your education goals."

    – Cassandra Baltes, '15

  • "St. Scholastica's Health Information Management program is a versatile degree offering a vast range of opportunities in the field. Only being out of school for a few years, I have held a number of different positions across the U.S.; privacy officer in San Diego, business analyst in Milwaukee and project manager in Denver. The HIM program at St. Scholastica has a strong network of alumni, which is how I landed my current position working as a Project Manager for Just Associates, a consulting firm that focuses on helping healthcare organizations identify and resolve data integrity issues and ensure the accurate linking of patient data. CSS prepared me to succeed in this role not only through their challenging curriculum but also by instilling in me one of the college's core values of being a lifelong learner."

    – Megan Munns, RHIA, Project Manager, CSS Alumna

  • Kelsey Kruger

    "There are no words to express how much the Health Information Management professors, other students, and overall curriculum not only played a huge part in shaping me into the professional I have become, but also helped guide me down the right path to land my dream career. I couldn't be a bigger advocate of the HIM program at CSS for those that are interested in the healthcare field, but are not interested in delivering direct patient care. I will be forever grateful for my experience there and couldn't be more proud to be a CSS alumna."

    – Kelsey Kruger, M.S., RHIA, Director of IT Integration, Optum Clinic

  • "St. Scholastica's HIM program prepared me for a leadership position right out of college. 

    I had been given the opportunities during my time at CSS to network and build relationships with other HIM professionals, which ultimately led to the first job I had."

    – Asia Johnson, 2001 HIM B.S.  and
    2007 HIM M.S. alum