Health Information Management

Degree Awarded:
Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Health Information Administration

Length of Program:
6 semesters

Application Deadlines:
Rolling Admission
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Degree Overview

The Clarkson College Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Administration (HIA) option is designed for individuals who have previously earned a bachelor's degree from another accredited institution and are seeking certification as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA). This program will prepare you to fulfill the key responsibilities of a health information manager, including how to process, maintain, analyze and securely report patient health data across various health care systems.

Courses are offered 100 percent online and on a full- or part-time basis. Clarkson College accepts general education transfer credits from other accredited colleges or universities, allowing you to complete the HIM program in as few as four semesters.

The HIM program has integrated early testing into the curriculum, enabling you to sit for your RHIA certification exam prior to graduating. As a certified RHIA, you will:

  • Be an expert in managing patient health information and medical records, administering computer information systems, collecting and analyzing patient data, and using classification systems and medical terminologies.
  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of medical, administrative, ethical and legal requirements, and standards related to health care delivery and the privacy of protected patient information.
  • Manage people and operational units, participate in administrative committees and prepare budgets.
  • Interact with all levels of an organization—clinical, financial, administrative and information systems—that employ patient data in decision-making and everyday operations.

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Performance Outcomes

  2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
First Time Board Pass Rate 100% 60% 75%
Overall Board Pass Rate 100% 60% 75%
National Average Board Pass Rate 69% 72% 71%
Graduation Rate** 57% 50% 8%
(15% are still enrolled part-time)
Job Placement/Employment Rate* 100% 100% 100%

* Employment rates taken from returned graduate surveys, employer surveys, and graduates report to program individually.

** Students tracked through completion of degree (7 years). 6-year average reported. Majority of students in program are part-time students.



The Health Information Technology Associate Degree Program, Health Information Administration Baccalaureate Degree program, and the Health Information Administration Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2020-21 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Find out more information about costs, tuition, and fees.


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Graduate Tuition

Cost per Credit Hour

Cost per Semester
$4,060 - Full-time (6 hrs)
$2,030 - Part-time (3 hrs)

Graduate Tuition $621 / credit-hour
Fees - Included in cost per semester
Application Fee for first time students $35/ each
Enrollment Fee for first time students $100/ each
Technology Fee: Online $35 / credit-hour
Activity Fee $4 / credit-hour
Degree Specific Fees - Not included in cost per semester
RHIA Exam (HM 477) $299/ class

Career Overview

Median Salary

Source:, 2019

Job Outlook

Employment of health information technicians is projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017

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