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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 RHIA Exam Pass Rates – No data is available at this time.  Students will be able to take the exam once the UAMS BS-HIA program is fully accredited.

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

  • 2017 — 80% — 8/10
  • 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 (applied/matriculated):

  • 2017 — 10/4
  • 2016 — 9/2
  • 2015 — 5/2
  • 2014 — 12/8

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

  • Approximately 50 students: 25 first year and 25 second year

Demographics of Most Recent Graduating Class:

  • Average Age of Students — 41
  • Race/Ethnicity of Students — 1 Hispanic, 10 White (non-Hispanic), 5 African-American
  • Gender — 4 Males, 12 Females

Degree Awarded:

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration

Application Deadline:

  • Fall Entrance — June 1
  • Spring Entrance — December 1

Accept Out-of-State Students

Accreditation Information: 

  • CAHIIM does annual reviews of HIM programs.  The UAMS HIM program (BS-HIA) is now in candidacy status and is in the process of seeking accreditation.

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.