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% 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 2019-20 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. View 2018-19 tuition rates.

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. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an 18% growth rate over the next decade for HIM and related careers.

Whether you want to work in coding and revenue cycle, informatics, data analytics or information governance the national credentialing organization AHIMA has a pathway designed for you. Salary varies by geography and title, but those with the most credentials tend to earn higher wages.

Examples of jobs in the HIM industry are Medical Records Clerk, Director of HIM, Education Specialist – Data Analysis, Clinical Informatics Specialist, Medical Records Director, ROI Medical Records Specialist and Health Information Intake Specialist.

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.

Examples of jobs in the HIM industry are Medical Records Clerk, Director of HIM, Education Specialist – Data Analysis, Clinical Informatics Specialist, Medical Records Director, ROI Medical Records Specialist and Health Information Intake Specialist.

Program outcomes

  • 100 percent of B.S. in HIM graduates responding to the HIIM Department graduate survey are employed within one year of graduation
  • 100 percent of employers responding to the HIIM Department employer survey stated they would hire a CSS graduate in the future
  • 98 percent of professional practice experience mentors felt graduates will meet employer expectations
  • 83 percent retention rate overall for B.S. in HIM students

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    "An online program was my only option due to demanding professional responsibilities and family commitments. I knew from the beginning that CSS was the right choice. With an atmosphere inclusive of online students and industry experts as faculty, I'm prepared for future professional and educational goals."

    – Melissa Koehler, RHIA, CHDA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P, '18

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    "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

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    "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