Online Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Management (HIM)

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34
Total Courses
$371
Cost per Credit
4 years
Average Completion*
15–18 Hours/Week
Course Effort

Bachelor’s in Health Information Management Overview

Come back stronger, ready to meet the fast-growing demand for health information management (HIM) professionals. Earn your bachelor’s degree online.

  • Study medicine, management, finance, information technology, and law — a unique blend that you can use in a variety of settings.
  • Apply what you’ve learned to a challenging, real-world HIM problem in your final capstone project.
  • Learn from faculty who are experienced HIM professionals.
  • Shorten your path to a bachelor’s degree — if you’ve already earned a CAHIIM-approved associate’s degree in health information technology, you can use it to fast track this bachelor’s.

Gain the Skills That Employers Need

  • Apply best practices in decision-making regarding the management of health information.
  • Use research methods and critical thinking to create innovative solutions for health care issues.
  • Apply the professional, ethical, and legal standards of health information management.
  • Understand the forces affecting health care delivery and health information systems.
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Practical Experience

Gain real-world experience and build a valuable professional network during a 120-hour externship at a local hospital or health care facility.

Purdue Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

The HLC (HLCommission.org) is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Admissions Requirements

You must be a high school graduate or possess a General Educational Development (GED) certificate or other equivalency diploma. You are also encouraged to complete orientation before you start classes. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

What Courses Will I Take?

Coursework focuses on planning, designing, managing, and evaluating electronic health information and data systems.

The curriculum is reviewed and revised regularly by industry experts to ensure it reflects the most recent developments in the fast-changing HIM field.

Sample Courses

  • Human Resources for Health Care Organizations
  • Health Care Administration
  • Systems for Health Care
  • Research Methods for Health Sciences
  • Strategic Planning and Change Management for Health Care
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Program Requirements

45
Core Credits
113
Major Credits
22
Elective Credits
180
Total Credits

Upcoming Start Dates

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

The Bachelor's in Health Information Management Is Accredited by CAHIIM

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The Health Information Management accreditor of Purdue Global is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2028–2029. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312-235-3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.


Student/Graduate Achievement

For the reporting period August 1, 2021, to July 31, 2022, Purdue Global reported the following outcomes in the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) Annual Program Assessment Report (APAR)*:

  • Graduate satisfaction: 100%
  • Completion rate: full-time, 80.65%; part-time, 3.23%
  • Employment rate: 84%

Additionally, Purdue Global reports the following retention rate in alignment with attrition numbers reported in the APAR: 73.21%.

CAHIIM Digital Health Professional Certificate

CAHIIM Accredited Program Certificate logo

Completion of five required courses in the BSHIM program may qualify you to earn the CAHIIM Digital Health Professional (DHP) Certificate. The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) is the accreditor of Purdue Global's DHP certificate program. The DHP program’s accreditation has been affirmed through 2030–2031.

Earn Credit for Prior Coursework and Experience

The average bachelor's degree student pays $15k and takes 2 years to complete their degree.

Get the Credit You Deserve

Ways to Save on Time and Tuition

Purdue Global works with students to find ways to reduce costs and make education more accessible. Contact us to learn about opportunities to save on your educational costs.

Transfer Credits

Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.

Prior Work Experience Reduction

You could earn undergraduate credit for your life and professional career experiences.

Financial Aid

Learn about federal financial aid programs available for many of our degree programs.

Grants and Loans

Learn about federal and state grants and loan programs that may be available.

Corporate Partner Benefits

Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.

Military Tuition Reduction

Undergraduate tuition savings for military include a 55% reduction per credit for current servicemembers and 38% per credit for veterans.

Prior Military Experience

Earn credit for your military training. The average Purdue Global military student is awarded 54% of the credits needed for an associate's and 45% of the credits needed for a bachelor's.

International Tuition Reduction

International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% international student tuition reduction.

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Career Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services manager is projected to grow 28%, much faster than the average for all occupations, from 2021 to 2031. Graduates of the HIM degree program can choose from many different career paths in a variety of settings such as physicians’ offices, hospitals, government agencies, software and IT vendor firms, insurance companies, and consulting firms.

Average Salary

Low

General labor market and salary data are provided by Lightcast and may not represent the outcomes experienced by Purdue Global graduates in these programs. Purdue Global graduates in these programs may earn salaries substantially different or less than the amounts listed above. Salary and employment outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, education, and opportunities for employment that are outside of Purdue Global's control.

Lightcast average salary ranges can be explored further using Lightcast’s SkillsMatch tool. Purdue Global does not guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.

See Notes and Conditions below for important information.

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Not sure if Purdue Global is right for you? Experience a Purdue Global undergraduate program for an introductory 3-week period.

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Download the Program Brochure

Download our brochure to learn more about the Online Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and the benefits of earning your degree at Purdue Global.

Prepare yourself for success with a bachelor’s degree in health information management.

Choosing a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Information Management

Fit the needs of an evolving field. Discover additional tools and resources on pursuing a career acquiring and analyzing health information.

Visualize the path to success in the health care field. Learn potential career pathways to pursue with this technology-focused, in-demand degree.

Besides making a massive difference in the lives of others, learn key factors shaping the fast-paced and in-demand field of health care.

Get to Know Our Faculty

Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.

98%

Faculty members who have advanced degrees

51%

Faculty members who hold a doctorate

395

Faculty publications in 2021–2022

More Than 38,000

Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2021–2022

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school- or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2022. 2021–2022 academic year.

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NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*Estimated Graduation Date and Average Completion: Estimated graduation date is based on the assumption that you will enroll in time to begin classes on the next upcoming start date, will remain enrolled for each consecutive term, and will maintain satisfactory academic standing in each term to progress toward completion of your program. Completion time is based on a full-time schedule. Programs will take longer for part-time students to complete.

Bachelor's Completion Time and Average Net Price: The average completion time for Purdue Global online bachelor’s degree students who graduated in the 2022–2023 academic year was 2.3 years. Average net price reflects charges for all graduates, including those who transferred to Purdue Global, after application of scholarships, tuition reductions, grants (including federal Pell grants for undergraduate students), employer tuition assistance, and/or military tuition assistance. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2023.

Completion rate is autocalculated in the electronic APAR based on the number of full- and part-time students who finished the program within the normal time for completion (defined as 150% of the length of the program).

Employment rate is defined as graduates employed within 1 year of graduation and may also include graduates employed in jobs unrelated to their degree or who were employed while attending Purdue Global, according to CAHIIM’s Graduation Distribution standards.

Job Growth for Medical and Health Services Managers: Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers, www.bls.gov/ooh/Management/Medical-and-health-services-managers.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.