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Fast Facts

Student to Faculty Ratio

  • Hands-on Clinical Rotations        1:1 Ratio
  • Didactic Lecture Classes              25:1 Ratio, avg

Certification Exam Pass Rate – First Attempt

  • National RHIT Exam Pass Rates – Three year average (2012-2014)
    • 79.4% (31/39)

Employment Rate of Graduates (based on survey data collected 6 months post grad):

  • 2014   –   41.6% (5/12)
  • 2013   –   83.3% (10/12)
  • 2012   –   75.0% (9/12)

Class Size: 

  • 25 avg per year, 2 year program is online and ideal for the working person.

Host AHEC sites/Rural Hospital sites used throughout Arkansas include:

Ft. Smith                     Fayetteville                 Mountain Home

El Dorado                   Texarkana                   Jonesboro

Hope                           Helena                         Pine Bluff

Batesville                    Harrison                      Nashville

Number of Applicants:

    • 2015-2016
      • Fall: 35
      • Spring: TBD (after December 1, 2015 Deadline)
      • Total: TBD (after December 1, 2015 Deadline)
    • 2014-2015
      • Fall: 38
      • Spring: 27
      • Total: 65
    • 2013-2014
      • Fall: 65
      • Spring: 18
      • Total: 83

Key Measures used for Making Admission Decisions:

1)     Average Entering GPA

      • 2015 — 2.95
      • 2014 — 2.89
      • 2013 — 2.875

2)     Phone Interview

3)     References

4)     Computer Test

5)     Admission Question/Answer

Department Enrollment

      • Approx. 50 students:  25 first year and 25 second year

Demographics of Most Recent Graduating Class:

      • Average Age of Students:      43
      • Race/Ethnicity of Students = 1 Hispanic, 36 White (non-Hispanic)
      • Sex = 4 males, 16 females

Degree Awarded:

      • Associate of Science in Health Information Technology

Application Period:

      • June 1st deadline for the upcoming fall semester
      • Dec 1st deadline for the upcoming spring semester

 Accept Out-of-State Students

      • No

Preference for Arkansas Residents

      • Not Applicable

Accreditation Information: 

      • CAHIIM does annual reviews of HIM programs. Accreditation of UAMS HIM program is current and valid.

Regulations regarding licensure/certification for practice in Arkansas:

    • There is no licensure.  HIM professionals may practice without a  credential, however, higher pay and management positions go to those holding credentials.