Innovative HIM Degree Completion Program with Proven Results

Benefit from an established CAHIIM-accredited program. More than 90% of UC graduates pass the RHIA Certification Exam on their first try.

  • Established in 2005 as a 100% online bachelor’s in Health Information Management — no campus visits required
  • Developed as an accelerated HIM program that can be completed in as few as six semesters.
  • Designed for working professionals with RHIT credentials (or eligible) who want to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam.
  • Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
  • Delivered by experienced faculty who are active in the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and Ohio Health Information Management Association (OHIMA).
  • Accomplished, credentialed faculty with more than 70 years of combined experience.

About the UC Online
Bachelor's in Health
Information Management

In our always-on, 24/7 society, people have grown to expect immediate access to information. This is true of consumers and clinicians alike. The HIM profession has evolved to enable the health care industry to transform into a business driven by digital technology. Accordingly, health information technicians and managers have become data experts in the collection, interpretation and analysis of health information, as well as advocates for electronic medical record accuracy and privacy.

The online Health Information Management degree from the University of Cincinnati can help you take advantage of the field’s growth opportunities. As a progression program, the BS in HIM builds on the skills you have gained through your associate degree and workplace experience. Program goals include:

Why Choose UC for Your Online Degree?

The University of Cincinnati was founded in 1819 as a pioneer in bringing higher learning to the American Midwest. We continue to blaze new trails today with innovative online programs that connect students to dynamic instructional design supported by dedicated educators.


This program is part of the College of Allied Health Sciences, which was founded in 1998 upon the premise of excellence in teaching, research, service and leadership. The college faculty is committed to helping our bachelor’s in Health Information Management students:

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Achieve clinical skills and provide high-quality service

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Excel in the scientific, professional and humanistic aspects of HIM

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Be aware of the changing needs and demands in the field

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Participate in activities which enhance the role of health information managers

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Practice in a manner consistent with well-established methods


The University of Cincinnati is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges, which is recognized by both the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Regional accreditation is the highest standard in universally recognized accreditation. The Health Information Management degree is also recognized and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Nationally Recognized

UC has gained a notable reputation for its expert faculty, research, quality curriculum, program accreditations and competitive tuition.

  • Top 200 National Universities (U.S. News & World Report college rankings, 2015)
  • The Princeton Review: The Best 379 Colleges (2015)
  • In the top 200 of more than 2,500 universities ranked worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities)
  • Top 15 underrated gems (College Match)
  • Top 50 research libraries (Association of Research Libraries)
  • 11th largest endowment of 569 institutions surveyed (Chronicle of Higher Education)
  • PolicyMic, a millennial generation news site, ranked UC as top in the nation for giving students the "Best Bang for Their Buck" (2013)

Widely Respected Faculty

The UC College of Allied Health Sciences faculty is committed to educating and preparing future leaders in the health information management field. Courses are designed to encourage critical thinking, good communication, teamwork and project management, while preparing students for career advancement opportunities. All of our HIM faculty members have hands-on experience and are active in the American Health Information Management Association and Ohio Health Information Management Association.

Everything You Need to Know

Take The Next Step

Now that you've learned a bit more about our program, consider the next steps below:

Step 1Request Information

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Step 3Now Accepting Applications for the Fall 2018 semester.

Apply by June 15, 2018.

Think you're ready? Contact an advisor.