Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Information Management Online (HIM)

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Program at a Glance

  • Gain on-the-job experience through professional practice experience at a local hospital or health care facility.
  • Apply what you’ve learned to a challenging, real-world HIM problem in your culminating capstone project.
  • Learn from faculty who are experienced HIM professionals. 
  • Shorten your path to a bachelor’s degree if you already earned a CAHIIM-approved associate’s degree in health information technology.
Upcoming Start Dates

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Course Effort
15–18 Hours per Week
Course Length
10-Week Terms
Average Completion
4 years
Of Full-Time Study
Credits Required
(120 Semester Credits)
Cost per Credit

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management Overview

The field of health care is undergoing dramatic changes that involve the integration of technology into patient care. Our online health information management degree prepares you to meet the growing demand for health information management (HIM) professionals.

This bachelor's program intersects medicine, management, finance, information technology, and law—a unique blend that enables graduates to pursue a diverse array of career opportunities in a wide variety of health-related settings.

Coursework focuses on preparing you to:

  • Apply best practices in decision making regarding the management of health information.
  • Use research methods and critical thinking to create solutions for vital health care issues.
  • Apply the professional, ethical, and legal standards of health information management.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the forces affecting health care delivery and health information systems.

See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.

Practical Experience

Gain real-world experience and build a valuable professional network during a 120-hour externship at a local hospital or health care facility.

Practice-Focused Capstone

The program culminates in the successful completion of a capstone project, completed under the mentorship of a faculty advisor. Apply what you have learned throughout the program to a health information management challenge in the field.

Purdue Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

The HLC ( is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Admissions Requirements

You must be a high school graduate or possess a General Educational Development (GED) certificate or other equivalency diploma. You are also encouraged to complete orientation before you start classes. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

Ways to Save

  • Transfer Credits

    Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.

    Save Time and Money on Your Degree

  • Prior Work Experience

    You could earn undergraduate credit for your life and professional career experiences.

    Your Experience Counts

  • Financial Aid

    Title IV federal financial aid is available for many of our degree programs.

    Financial Aid FAQ

  • Grants

    Learn about federal financial grants and loan programs that may be available.

    Federal and State Grants

  • Corporate Partner Benefits

    Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.

    Employee Savings and Benefits

  • Military Tuition Reduction

    55% reduction per credit for current servicemembers, 38% per credit for veterans for undergraduate programs.

    Tuition Savings for Military

  • Prior Military Experience

    We offer credit for ACE-evaluated training and CLEP and DANTES examinations.

    Credit for Military Training

  • International Tuition Reduction

    International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% tuition reduction.

    International Tuition and Benefits

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The Bachelor's in Health Information Management Is Accredited by CAHIIM


The Health Information Management accreditor of Purdue Global is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2028–2029. 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

Student/Graduate Achievement

For the reporting period August 1, 2020, to July 31, 2021, Purdue Global reported the following outcomes in the CAHIIM Annual Program Assessment Report (APAR)*:

  • Graduate satisfaction: 100%
  • Completion rate: full-time, 33.33%; part-time, 21.21%
  • Employment rate: 79.3%

Additionally, Purdue Global reports the following retention rate in alignment with attrition numbers reported in the APAR: 64.16%.

CAHIIM Digital Health Professional Certificate

Completion of five required courses in the BSHIM program may qualify you to earn the CAHIIM Digital Health Professional Certificate. The Digital Health Professional Certificate Program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.

What Courses Will I Take?

Coursework focuses on planning, designing, managing, and evaluating electronic health information and data systems.

The curriculum is reviewed and revised regularly by industry experts to ensure it reflects the most recent developments in the fast-changing HIM field.

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Sample Courses
  • Human Resources for Health Care Organizations
  • Health Care Administration
  • Systems for Health Care
  • Research Methods for Health Sciences
  • Strategic Planning and Change Management for Health Care

Program Requirements

  • Core Credits
  • Major Credits
  • Elective Credits
  • Total Credits

Career Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services manager is projected to grow 28%, much faster than the average for all occupations, from 2021 to 2031. Graduates of the HIM degree program can choose from many different career paths in a variety of settings such as physicians’ offices, hospitals, government agencies, software and IT vendor firms, insurance companies, and consulting firms.

Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:

  1. Speaking
  2. Critical Thinking
  3. Active Listening
  4. Reading Comprehension
  5. Writing

Top Jobs With This Degree

Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018–2030) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement. Additional certification or licensing may be required to work in certain fields.

Get to Know Our Faculty

Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.

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grad hat icon 98% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
diploma icon 51% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
tablet icon 395 Faculty publications in 2021–2022
student at desk icon More Than 38,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2021–2022

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2022. 2021–2022 academic year.

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*Completion rate is autocalculated in the electronic APAR based on the number of full- and part-time students who finished the program within the normal time for completion (defined as 150% of the length of the program).
Employment rate is defined as graduates employed within 1 year of graduation and may also include graduates employed in jobs unrelated to their degree or who were employed while attending Purdue Global, according to CAHIIM’s Graduation Distribution standards.

Job Growth for Medical and Health Services Managers: Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers, National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.