Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration

Named a Top 10 Online Health Informatics Program for 2016-2017!

HIA Top 10The University of Toledo Online Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration Program has been identified as one of the top online Health Informatics Degree Programs by the Health Informatics Degree CenterThe ranking is based on graduation rates, tuition rates, affordability and academic quality. It is also the first undergraduate program at the University of Toledo to have all core courses certified by Quality Matters. Quality Matters certification demonstrates the program has the correct level of teaching materials, course expectations are clear, and the curriculum produces learning outcomes that can be measured.


  • 83% of graduates from the UToledo HIA program passed the national Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) Certification Exam. (Exam report period:10/012017 to 06/21/2018)

  • Six full-time, 17 part-time students graduated (2016-2017AY); 20 graduates are employed within one year in health care industry and three graduates are employed in non-health care; two graduates are pursuing master's degrees*

  • 100% program retention rate for FALL 2017**

*The HIA Program results are reported to CAHIIM in the Annual Program Report (APAR-fall 2017).
**retention rates are first time, full-time baccalaureate degree students ONLY

Program Highlights

The U.S. Department of Labor Predicts that in the next few years jobs for Health Information Specialists will increase by more than 50,000 new positions!

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has been providing certifications in the health information management (HIM [HIA]) for over 80 years. With all of the changes happening in HIM [HIA], this is an excellent time to invest in certification and advance to the next step in your career —but only if you have the right training and technical skills.
    • Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security
    • Certified in Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP)
    • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)

Employers Value Credentials in Healthcare

Did you know certification can give you a competitive edge in the eyes of employers?
    • Overall, employers think favorably of industry credentials
    • Employers feel that credentials are most important for medical coding professionals and other HIM [HIA] professionals, followed by IT professionals and privacy and security officers.
    • Employers think credentialed employees require less training, produce more accurate work, improve the quality of healthcare delivery, improve reimbursement and billing, and help reduce exposure to fraud and abuse charges.
    • 68% of employers report choosing a credentialed candidate over one who is not.
    • Credentialed employees are rewarded financially—67% earn more than non-credentialed employees.
Reprinted in part from AHIMA-CCHIIM Commission on Certification 16 Dec 2011

Our Program Has

    • 100% Employer satisfaction rate
    • 100% Graduate satisfaction rate

The University of Toledo's Health Information Administration (HIA) program is available completely via Distance Learning.  Students who reside outside of the state of Ohio and enroll in an online program at UToledo may be eligible for the Online Learning Out-of-State Scholarship.  UToledo also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program providing scholarships to military veterans.

You may enter the University of Toledo directly from high school or as a transfer student, and you'll be on your way to achieving your degree in Health Information Administration online. If you already have a baccalaureate degree, you may apply for the BS in HIA program and will be able to earn a second BS degree in HIA.

Upon completion of the baccalaureate program, students are eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) examination offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMAA Bachelor of Science degree from the HIA program will qualify graduates to work in a wide variety of settings, such as hospitals, medical centers, physician group practices, ambulatory care facilities, long-term care facilities, healthcare consulting companies, government regulatory positions, insurance companies, information technology corporations, and others. Changes in the healthcare industry increase the need for information managers. New electronic health record keeping and other technological advances to aid with coding, compliance, and documentation add to the opportunities available.

State Authorization
The University of Toledo (UToledo) must comply with a state's regulations before any educational activity can occur within that state.  Complete information is located here.

Seal of Accreditation

The University of Toledo's Health Information Administration program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

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Last Updated: 11/20/20