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.


  • The UToledo HIA program graduates' National Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification exam pass rate for the first time exam takers was 100%(Exam report for the academic period:  7/1/2019 - 9/3/2020)  The 2020 RHIA National pass rate was 76% as reported by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). 

  • Two full-time and nine part-time students graduated (2019-2020); 10 graduates are employed within one year in the health care industry and two graduates are employed in non-health care.*

  • 100% program completion rate, seven semesters (academic period 8/1/2019 - 7/30/2020)**

*The HIA Program results are reported to CAHIIM in the Annual Program Assessment Report (APAR-2021).
**Completion rates are 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 (AHIMA) 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 Health Information Management accreditor of the College of Health and Human Services is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for a Baccalaureate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through CAHIIM. 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

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Last Updated: 6/27/22