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CAHIIM Accredited

CAHIIM LogoThe 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).

Program Outcomes

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

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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: $425/credit*

* 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.

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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  • Amy Franks

    "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

  • 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 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