2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Healthcare Information Systems Degrees

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With annual tuition rates under $12,000, these 25 online schools represent the most affordable programs in healthcare information systems. At a tuition rate of $5,780 per year, Western Governors University tops the list and offers both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in this field. Those seeking either an associate degree or certificate program in healthcare informatics can benefit from Weber State University’s affordable tuition rate of $7,830 per year. To be considered for this list, schools must offer at least one online degree at the bachelor’s level or higher.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Healthcare Information Systems Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Western Governors University Annual Tuition $5,780 Healthcare Information Systems Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#2 #2 Concordia University-Texas Annual Tuition $6,450 Healthcare Information Systems Degrees: Master's
#3 #3 CUNY Graduate School and University Center Annual Tuition $6,480 Healthcare Information Systems Degrees: Bachelor's
#4 #4 Weber State University Annual Tuition $7,830 Healthcare Information Systems Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, and Certificate
#5 (tie) #5 (tie) American Public University System Annual Tuition $8,100 Healthcare Information Systems Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#5 (tie) #5 (tie) Logan University Annual Tuition $8,100 Healthcare Information Systems Degrees: Master's
#7 #7 Southeast Missouri State University Annual Tuition $8,535 Healthcare Information Systems Degrees: Bachelor's and Certificate
#8 #8 Mississippi College Annual Tuition $8,755 Healthcare Information Systems Degrees: Master's
#9 #9 Mercer University Annual Tuition $8,820 Healthcare Information Systems Degrees: Master's
#10 #10 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600 Healthcare Information Systems Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#11 #11 Arkansas Tech University Annual Tuition $10,044 Healthcare Information Systems Degrees: Master's
#12 (tie) #12 (tie) Dakota State University Annual Tuition $10,050 Healthcare Information Systems Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral
#12 (tie) #12 (tie) Granite State College Annual Tuition $10,050 Healthcare Information Systems Degrees: Bachelor's
#14 #14 Grantham University Annual Tuition $10,335 Healthcare Information Systems Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#15 #15 King University Annual Tuition $10,400 Healthcare Information Systems Degrees: Bachelor's
#16 #16 Stephens College Annual Tuition $10,620 Healthcare Information Systems Degrees: Bachelor's and Certificate
#17 #17 University of Toledo Annual Tuition $10,650 Healthcare Information Systems Degrees: Bachelor's and Certificate
#18 #18 Fisher College Annual Tuition $11,070 Healthcare Information Systems Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#19 #19 Indiana University-Northwest Annual Tuition $11,143 Healthcare Information Systems Degrees: Bachelor's
#20 #20 Oregon Institute of Technology Annual Tuition $11,342 Healthcare Information Systems Degrees: Bachelor's
#21 #21 Northern Kentucky University Annual Tuition $11,448 Healthcare Information Systems Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#22 #22 Concordia University - Nebraska Annual Tuition $11,520 Healthcare Information Systems Degrees: Master's
#23 #23 Excelsior College Annual Tuition $11,610 Healthcare Information Systems Degrees: Master's
#24 #24 Charter Oak State College Annual Tuition $11,687 Healthcare Information Systems Degrees: Bachelor's
#25 #25 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Annual Tuition $11,700 Healthcare Information Systems Degrees: Bachelor's
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,780
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU, DEAC, and CAHIIM
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Comprehensive Health Assessment for Patients and Populations; Data Modeling and Database Management Systems; Essentials of Advanced Nursing Practice Field Experience; Pathopharmacological Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice; Policy, Politics, and Global Health Trends; Professional Presence and Influence

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Online Master's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,450
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 47%
  • Example Classes:
    Curriculum Development & Implementation; Healthcare Policy & Ethics; Informatics and Healthcare Technologies; Leadership for Change; Theoretical Basis of Nursing Research and Practice; Transforming Global Health Session
  • Annual Tuition: $6,480
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and CAHIIM
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Fundamentals and Applications; Database Architecture and Programming; Organizational Development and Planning in Health Care; Privacy and Security of Health Information; Reimbursement Methodologies; Survey of Clinical Classification Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $7,830
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and CAHIIM
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Biomedical Research Support; Epidemiology & Biostatistics; Health Care Administrative & Supervisory Theory; Health Care Systems Analysis & Design; Health Information Services Management; Human Resource Development in Health Care

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Clinical Workflow and Process Redesign; Corporate Compliance in the Healthcare Industry; Financial Management for Health Professionals; Global Management Perspective; Information Security Management; Legal Issues in Health Information Management
  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Business and Financial Skills for Health Informatics Professionals; Current Topics in Health Informatics; Data Management in Healthcare; Information Systems Management; Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Informatics; Research Methods in Health Care
  • Annual Tuition: $8,535
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes:
    American Healthcare Systems & Issues; Community Health; Healthcare Operations; Management Information Systems; Medical Ethics; Principles of Microeconomics
  • Annual Tuition: $8,755
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Example Classes:
    Case Studies in Health Information Management; E-Medicine Business Models; Ethics in Health Services Administration; Integrated Electronic Medical Records; Legal Aspects of HealthCare Administration; Organizational Behavior in Health Care Administration
  • Annual Tuition: $8,820
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Example Classes:
    Clinical Decision Support Systems and Tele-health in Health Informatics; Electronic Data Interchange Technologies in Health Informatics and Interoperability; Evidence Based Decision Making and Clinical Knowledge Management; Healthcare IT Project Management; Healthcare Software Requirements Specification and Systems Analysis and Design; Research Methods in Health Informatics
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    Communication and Technologies; Computer Platform Technologies; Ethical and Legal Considerations in Health Information Management; Healthcare Delivery Systems; Healthcare Reimbursement; Pathophysiology and Pharmacology Concepts
  • Annual Tuition: $10,044
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes:
    Emerging Trends in Health Information Technology; Leadership in Health Informatics; Research in HIM; Security and Privacy in Health Informatics
  • Annual Tuition: $10,050
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and CAHIIM
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Adv. Computer Applications: Database; Fundamentals of Disease Coding I; Healthcare Procedure Coding Systems; HIM Quality Management; Legal Aspects of Health Information Mgmt; Management of HIM Centers
  • Annual Tuition: $10,050
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Community, Culture & Health or Managing Diversity; Introduction to Fiscal Management in Health Care; Managing Information Technology; Organizational Behavior; Reimbursement & Financing Techniques or Health Information Systems; The Emerging U.S. Health Care System

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,335
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Concepts of Healthcare Informatics; Decision Support & Intelligent Systems; Healthcare Finance and Economics; Information Security and Privacy in Healthcare Environments; Legal and Ethical Issues of Healthcare Management; System Analysis Design and Implementation
  • Annual Tuition: $10,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Example Classes:
    Cloud Computing; Current Topics in Health Informatics; Foundations of Information Technology; Informatics for Healthcare Leaders and Decision Makers; Management of Quality Improvement and Outcomes; Networking and Health Information Exchange
  • Annual Tuition: $10,620
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Example Classes:
    Human Resource Management; Information Systems; Integrated Quality Management; Management of Clinical Classification & Reimbursement Systems; Management of Health Information Administration; Principles of Healthcare Finance
  • Annual Tuition: $10,650
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and CAHIIM
  • Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Example Classes:
    Ambulatory Clinical Classifications Systems And Services; Healthcare Content and Record Management; Healthcare Statistics, Registries, Research; Legal And Ethical Issues In Healthcare Services; Network Technologies; Quality Improvement In Health Care
  • Annual Tuition: $11,070
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Example Classes:
    Classification and Reimbursement Systems; Health Data Structure, Content, and Standards; Health Information Communication Technology; Healthcare Statistics and Research Methods; Quality Management and Performance Improvement in Healthcare; Strategic Planning and Organizational Management in Healthcare
  • Annual Tuition: $11,143
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Systems in Healthcare and HIM; Health Finance and Budgeting for HIM; Health Record Law II and Ethics; Organization and Management of HIM; Organizational Behavior & Leadership; Research Principles for HIM
  • Annual Tuition: $11,342
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Database Application Programming; Business Intelligence; Health Care Systems and Policy; Health Informatics Concepts and Practices; Introduction to Relational Databases; Principles of Health Care Marketing
  • Annual Tuition: $11,448
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 47%
  • Example Classes:
    Database Management Systems; Evidence-Based Health Care Methods; Information Systems in Healthcare Organizations; Information Technology Project Management; Systems Analysis and Design; Technical Foundations of Health Informatics
  • Annual Tuition: $11,520
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Example Classes:
    Cyber-Security; Health Information Technology; Health Outcomes & Quality Improvement; Healthcare Financial Management I; Healthcare Systems - Leadership Implications; Strategic Management of Healthcare Organizations
  • Annual Tuition: $11,610
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Physical Assessment; Epidemiology; Management Information for Decision Support; Policy, Ethics, and Population Health; System Life Cycle; Transformational Nursing: Innovation, Inquiry, and Scholarship
  • Annual Tuition: $11,687
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE and CAHIIM
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Ethical Issues in Health Care; Electronic Health Records and Health Information Exchange; Health Care Database Design and Development; Health Care Information Law, Privacy, and Security; Health Care Statistics; Medical Vocabularies and Classification Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Example Classes:
    Application of Leadership and Management in Healthcare Technology; Healthcare Economics; Human Resource Management in Healthcare; Principles of Management for HIMT Professionals
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