What will I learn?

The health information administration program (HIA) at The University of Toledo in Ohio blends medicine, management, finance, information technology and law. You can earn a health information administration degree at UToledo on campus or completely online.

The healthcare industry relies on health information administrators for their expertise in legally and accurately collecting, documenting, storing and sharing records.

What is Health Information (HI):

Health Information is human information. It’s the data related to a person’s medical history, including symptoms, diagnoses, procedures and outcomes. A health record includes information such as a patient’s history, lab results, X-rays, clinical data, demographic data and notes.

What is Health Information Management (HIM):

HIM is the practice of acquiring, analyzing and protecting digital and traditional medical information vital to providing quality patient care. It is a combination of business, science, and information technology.

What does a health information professional do:

HI professionals are highly trained in the latest information management technology applications. They care for patients by caring for their medical data and are responsible for the quality, integrity, security, and protection of patients’ health information.


Options. UToledo's health information administration program offers three options for students to earn a bachelor's degree. All prepare students for the national Registered Health Information Administration (RHIA) examination and to become a credentialed health information professional.

Earn a four-year baccalaureate HIA degree.
Use coursework from a bachelor's degree in another area to earn an HIA baccalaureate degree.
Use coursework from your health information technology (HIT) associate degree to develop a 2-plus-2 degree program. UT has partnered with Ohio community colleges to offer this program.

Strong job prospects. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that jobs for health information specialists will increase by more than 50,000 new positions in the next decade. More than half of new HIA graduates with a bachelor's degree find jobs with salaries in the $30,000 to $50,000 range.

Online classes. UToledo’s HIA classes are offered only online. (UT’s online HIA program has been lauded as one of the country’s best.) Other courses and electives can be completed on campus.

100% online. UToledo’s online HIA program has been named one of the country’s 10 best. Enroll full time or part time. Complete course work at your own pace. You will have access to UToledo’s online tools, eTutoring, IT Help Desk and eLibrary.

Fast track. Earn an HIA bachelor's degree with as little as two years of full-time classes if you have:

a bachelor's degree in another area
an associate’s degree in health information technology

The program aligns with and prepares you for the national Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam.


Employment opportunities in the field of health information management range from roles in acute care to ambulatory care to business. Graduates from our program chart their own course. Some choose to advance their careers and earn RHIA credentials. Some enter the field and discover a passion for other disciplines. They have no trouble transitioning and using their baccalaureate degree as a stepping stone in a new direction.

Which department am I in?

College of Health and Human Services

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$20,108.00 per year
Tuition and general fees are for 12-18 semester hours
Application deadline

1 July 2022

Start date

13 January 2022, 30 August 2022


University of Toledo

2801 West Bancroft Street,



43606, United States

Online/Distance (4 years)

Tuition fees
Approximate undergraduate online 3 credit hour course cost: USD $1,260; This 100% online degree program qualifies non-Ohio residents to pay in-state tuition rates with a USD $5 per credit hour surcharge.
Application deadline

1 July 2022

Start date

13 January 2022, 30 August 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have never attended a college/university after secondary/high school graduation. Students who have taken post-secondary (college) courses while enrolled in high school are considered first-time freshmen.

For international students

You are a freshman student if you have never attended a college/university after secondary/high school graduation with 2.7 GPA. Students who have taken post-secondary (college) courses while enrolled in high school are considered first-time freshmen.

English Language Proficiency: TOEFL internet-based: 71; TOEFL paper-based: 527; IELTS overall band: 6.0; PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic overall score: 48; Duolingo English Test: 95; iTEP Academic: 3.7. Application deadlines: Fall Semester: July 1 and Spring Semester: Nov. 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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