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Health Information Management Bachelor’s Degree

Our fully online Health Information Management (HIM) Bachelor’s degree prepares you to start your HIM career with hands-on experience you complete in two professional practices—each in a different healthcare setting—in addition to your coursework.*

Incoming HIM students who have a Health Information Technology Associate’s degree may qualify to complete our HIM Bachelor’s degree in as little as two years.

The Health Information Management Bachelor's degree program is available only to residents of the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Washington, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin or Wyoming. Please speak with a program manager regarding eligibility.

Implement Technology to Secure and Manage Patient Records

Our HIM course curriculum prepares you to implement and manage a technologically-advanced system that organizes and maintains patient medical information for a healthcare facility through:

  • Examining current technologies
  • Improving your critical thinking
  • Developing your management skills

Our instructors are experienced health information management professionals and committed to your academic and career success. They guide you through your virtual lab coursework, and offer industry insight into developing a successful career path.

Rasmussen College can help you make your healthcare management career a reality. Complete the contact request form on the right or call us at 888-549-6755, and one of our program managers will be happy to answer all your questions.

*Time to complete is dependent on number of credits transferred in and credits taken per quarter.

Program Highlights
  • Complete two professional practices to gain direct industry experience
  • Network with and work alongside current HIM professionals
  • Gain critical career insight from industry-experienced faculty

Health Information Management (HIM) Bachelor’s Degree

Our Health Information Management Bachelor’s degree program will help prepare you for a career in the ever-changing health information management realm. Through our program, you will gain the knowledge, hands-on experience, and confidence you need to hit the ground running as a health information management professional.

  • Use systems to maintain electronic health records
  • Manage a team of Health Information Technicians
  • Design and manage information systems
  • Understand financial management and analysis within healthcare

Sample Course List

Quality Improvement in Healthcare
This course examines methods for assuring quality in healthcare and the statistical applications of measuring outcomes. There will be an emphasis on performance improvement and the relationship between healthcare quality, organizational performance, and the role of governing and accrediting bodies in healthcare organizations. Common methods and trends in quality improvement will be explored.
Health Information Management Systems
A study of the various clinical, administrative, and specialty service applications used in healthcare organizations are emphasized. This course applies information systems development concepts and interprets the systems development life cycle. Existing and emerging healthcare information systems applications will also be explored.
Data, Information, and File Structures
A lab-based environment to apply knowledge of database architecture and design such as data dictionary, data modeling, and data warehousing to meet organizational needs. Database management systems, data administration, and data definitions will be explored and students will utilize data storage and retrieval techniques such as query tools, data mining, report design, and search engines.
Health Information Management Professional Practice Experience
A 120-hour practical experience that focuses on the management of an HIM Department. This field experience will take place in a hospital or medical center setting supervised by an HIM Director or Supervisor. The experience will include operational and managerial experience and an administrative project that will benefit the clinical site. The instructor will work with the student to identify facilities that are available in the student's area of interest and will establish an agreement with the facility if one does not exist.
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Estimated Program Cost

  •   Full Time Part Time
  • Upper Division Credits

    Upper division courses

    Upper Division courses are either listed as 300-400 or 3000-4000 level, depending on the state.

    $299 $310
  • Lower Division Credits

    Lower division courses

    Lower Division courses are either listed as 100-200 or 1000-2000 level, depending on the state.

    $299 $395
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Estimated Potential Earnings

If you invested in your degree and started a career as a , the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states the median yearly salary for this career is . At that rate, your estimated return on investment would be over the course of a lifetime.

A career as a is just one career option you can pursue with your degree. Your income potential can vary based on your specialization or industry, and you should explore all your options to find the career that is right for you.

A Degree Matters

Earning an Associate's or Bachelor's degree—regardless of the field of study—can greatly improve your income potential in today's job market. In fact, according to the BLS, degree holders earn, on average, significantly more than high school diploma holders:

National Average Lifetime Earnings**
Unemployment Rate**
Bachelor's Degree
Associate's Degree
Some College
High School Diploma


Potential earnings calculated by multiplying median full-time salaries by 40 years

What's Your Earnings Potential?

Earning an Associate's or Bachelor's degree-regardless of the field of study-can greatly improve income potential in today's job market. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), here is the salary data for careers our graduates have chosen:

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile Salary 25th Percentile Salary 50th Percentile Salary
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians$22,700$27,520$34,970
Medical and Health Services Managers$22,700$27,520$34,970

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook,

BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed, and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary. Potential earnings calculated by multiplying median full-time salaries by 30 years,

Salary data includes earnings of June 2012 – March 2013 Rasmussen College graduates who reported salary information, reviewed 12 months after graduation. This data does not specify that each graduate was placed by Rasmussen College in their current position; some graduates find jobs on their own while others maintain previously held employment.

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Seamless Transfer Policies

  • Transfer up to 67% of the credits required to complete your degree
  • Credits accepted from nationally and regionally accredited schools
  • Course-by-course evaluation of all courses with a grade of C or higher
  • No expiration of your previously-earned general education and certain degree-specific credits
  • Credit through prior learning, work, and military experience
    • Test out of courses where you can demonstrate specific knowledge
    • Complete advanced placement (AP) exams and achieve a score of 3 or higher
    • Successfully complete college exams (e.g., CLEP, DSST, DANTES, etc.)
    • Successfully submit course waivers for approval from Rasmussen College
    • Submit credits transcribed by the American Council of Education (ACE)
    • Submit a military transcript
  • Transfer all general education courses from your previously earned Associate's or Bachelor's degree, regardless of course of study