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 RHIA Exam Pass Rates – 2014 will be the first year of the RHIA Program.
    • 2016          –         0%

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

  • 2016   –   0%                   0/0

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:

  • Batesville
  • Booneville
  • El Dorado
  • Fayetteville
  • Ft. Smith
  • Harrison
  • Helena
  • Hope
  •  Jonesboro
  • Mountain Home
  • Nashville
  • Pine Bluff
  • Searcy
  • Texarkana

Number of Applicants:

  •       2014 will be the first year of the RHIA Program.

Key Measures used for Making Admission Decisions:

  1. Average Entering GPA
  2. Phone Interview
  3. References
  4. Computer Test
  5. Admission Question/Answer

Department Enrollment

  • 2014 will be the first year of the RHIA Program.

Demographics of Most Recent Graduating Class:

  • Average Age of Students:     0—(2014 will be the first year of the RHIA Program)

Degree Awarded:

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration

Application Period:

  • May 15th  deadline for the upcoming fall semester

Accept Out-of-State Students

  • No, except for students who live in border cities to Arkansas.

Preference for Arkansas Residents

  • Not Applicable

Accreditation Information: 

  • CAHIIM does annual reviews of HIM programs. Accreditation of UAMS HIM program (BS-HIA) is in process.

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.