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 UT on campus or completely online. The health care industry relies on health information administrators for their expertise in legally and accurately collecting, documenting, storing and sharing records. UToledo graduates in health information administration are highly marketable. As the industry grows more complicated HIA jobs are rising faster than the national average.

Health Information Administration Bachelor's Degree Highlights: Options. Already have an associate's degree in health information technology? You can earn your HIA bachelor's degree with about two years of full-time coursework. If you already have a bachelor's degree in another area, you can enter UTÕs Certificate in Health Information Administration program. Both undergraduate programs align with and prepare you for the national Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam. 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. (UTÕs online HIA program has been lauded as one of the country's best.) Other courses and electives can be completed on campus. Good prep for the RHIA certification exam. UToledo undergraduate students in their final semester of the HIA program can qualify to test early for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification. This credential enhances your marketability in the competitive healthcare industry. Employers may pay more if you have it. Accreditation. UToledo's HIA online degree program and certificate program are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). The majority of HIA courses are certified by Quality Matters, which monitors the quality of online courses. UT Virtual Labs. Labs and virtual computers on UToledo's campus are available 24/7. HIA students use software exclusive to UT's health information administration program. Get professional practice experience. Hands-on projects in class. A senior capstone project. A 15-week required work experience at a healthcare facility.

Career Opportunities: Demand for health information specialists is expected to increase by more than 50,000 new positions over the next decade (source: U.S. Department of Labor). Sample Jobs in Health Information Administration, Cancer information specialist, Case management director, Compliance analyst, Data integrity manager.

Which department am I in?

College of Health and Human Services

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$20,120.00 per year
Tuition and general fees are for 12-18 semester hours
Start date

Expected January, August 2022


University of Toledo

2801 West Bancroft,



43606, United States

Online/Distance (4 years)

Tuition fees
Approximate undergraduate online 3 credit hour course cost: USD $1,260
Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have never attended a college/university after secondary/high school graduation. English Language Requirements: TOEFL internet-based: 71; IELTS overall band: 6.0; PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic overall score: 48; MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): 75.

For international students

You are a freshman student if you 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. Other language requirements are the minimum score of TOEFL paper based test is 500, the minimum score of PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic is 44, and the minimum score of MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) is 69.

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