Bachelor's degree for undergraduates

man works at computer on health records and chartsIn KU's two-year bachelor's program on the KU Medical Center campus in Kansas City, Kan., students work with the latest technology at a top academic institution and the region's premier academic health center, The University of Kansas Hospital. To be eligible for admission to this program, students must complete their first two years of undergraduate prerequisites from KU's Lawrence campus or another qualified accredited institution.

Students on the Lawrence campus interested in this program may declare pre-health information management as their major which in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. All students need to contact the KU Department of Health Information Management for assignment to an adviser as soon as possible in his or her college career.

Graduates are eligible to sit for the American Health Information Management Association National Registry Examination that allows the successful candidate to be officially recognized as a Registered Health Information Administrator and may use the RHIA credential.

Accreditation and Student Outcomes

CAHIIM accredited program sealThe bachelor's degree in health information management at the University of Kansas is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education, 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800. Documents relating to accreditation status are available at the department office by request. Information for students.

Current RHIA exam pass rates for KU students are 93%. Career and advanced degree placements are typically 100% within 6-12 months, although most students have placement at graduation. Attrition rates are typically 5% for KU's health information management program.

Last modified: Aug 07, 2015

Prospective Students
The priority deadline to apply to this program is February 1. Applications may be accepted after the deadline based on space available in the next class.

More about this program:
Program overview
Eligibility and requirements
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Tuition and fees
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Advising and campus visits are available Monday-Friday by appointment. Please email for information.

For advising on the KU Lawrence campus, please see the KU Undergraduate Advising Center at 785-864-2834, TTY 711, or visit Strong Hall Room 132.