Health Information Management

Degree Awarded:
Associate of Science in Health Information Technology

Length of Program:
6 semesters

Application Deadlines:
Rolling Admission
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Degree Overview

As a health information technology (HIT) professional, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the accuracy, accessibility, quality and security of patient medical records. Your expertise in everything from information technology to the revenue cycle will provide an important service to patients as well as the efficiency of modern-day health information management (HIM) systems.

The Clarkson College Associate of Science in Health Information Technology degree option is offered 100 percent online and combines elements of health sciences, management, health information technology and business with practical lab experiences. You will learn skills in areas such as coding, billing, electronic health records, data analysis and reporting, legal compliance, and other technical processes that will prepare you for your role in health information management. Clarkson College has built early testing into the HIT curriculum, allowing you to take the national registry examination prior to graduating and earn the nationally recognized credential of Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT).

After obtaining an RHIT certification, many HIT professionals further their education with a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (HIM) degree. Graduates of the HIM program then go on to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification exam to open up career opportunities at the administrative level of health information management.

Performance Outcomes

  2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
First-Time Board Pass Rate*** 100% 100% 100%
Overall Board Pass Rate 100% 100% 100%
National Average Board Pass Rate 73% 75% 73%
Graduation Rate** 50% 40% 20%
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). Reported a 3 year graduation rate. Majority of students in program are part-time students.

*** Pass Rate represents students who took the exam within 5 years post-graduation.



The Health Information Management accreditor of Clarkson College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Accreditation for the Clarkson College Associate’s degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2027. 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

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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Undergraduate Tuition

Cost per Credit Hour

Cost per Semester
$7,084 - Full-time (12 hrs)
$3,542 - Part-time (6 hrs)

Undergraduate Tuition$558 / 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: On-Campus $20 / credit-hour
Activity Fee $4 / credit-hour
Degree Specific Fees - Not included in cost per semester
Interprofessional education – IPE Course Fee IPE 301 $90/ student
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.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018

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