The bachelor's and master's degree programs at The College of St. Scholastica are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
92 percent of B.S. in HIM graduates responding to the College graduate survey are employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation
100 percent of those who apply to graduate school are accepted
85 percent retention rate overall for B.S. in HIM students
FAST FACTS: B.S. Health Information Management
* Tuition rates are for the 2018-19 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.
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.
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.
The healthcare industry is booming and the use of Electronic Health Record (EHR) software nationwide has increased the need for qualified HIM professionals.
As the healthcare system goes digital, hospitals are having trouble finding enough people trained in Health Information Management. Read about it in the Star Tribune's recent article.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 22 percent growth rate over the next decade for HIM and related careers.
AHIMA and the American Medical Informatics Association recommends that the healthcare industry increase the number of professionals [PDF] who are trained in workflow redesign, care process or quality improvement; EHR implementation; and health information management.
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.
"Choosing The College of St. Scholastica was an easy decision for me. From day one, I experienced the values of St. Scholastica all throughout the campus. I can say with confidence that faculty have a passion for education along with a great desire to help their students succeed, and that makes all of the difference."
– Amy Franks
"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 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