St. Scholastica has been a leader in HIM since we established the profession's first accredited bachelor's degree program in 1934. We've remained a leader ever since, offering the field's first approved graduate program in 2001 and being among the first to offer distance-based programs as early as 1981.
We offer one of the premier HIM programs in the nation and we owe that to the excellence of our faculty. Our faculty members:
Wrote and edited the textbook used by many HIM programs across the country.
Serve on councils, committees, task forces, and board of directors for American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Have won national awards, including AHIMA's Distinguished Member, Legacy and Rising Star Awards.
We also choose accomplished HIM professionals to serve as adjunct professors. All of our adjuncts have recent, relevant work experience to draw on and share in class.
The healthcare industry is booming and the use of Electronic Health Records (EHR) software nationwide has increased the need for qualified HIM professionals.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 22% growth rate over the next decade for HIM and related careers.
AHIMA and the American Medical Informatics Association recommends that the healthcare industry increase the number of professionals (pdf) who are trained in workflow redesign, care process or quality improvement; EHR implementation; and health information management.
Nearly 99% of St. Scholastica HIM graduates find a job within their field within six months.
For over 75 years (pdf), St. Scholastica's HIM department has been preparing students to meet the demands of a growing field. With our world's increasing utilization of technology, the need is even more pressing.
St. Scholastica's HIM program prepared me for a leadership position right out of college.
I had been given the
opportunities during my
time at CSS to network and
build relationships with other
HIM professionals which
ultimately led to the first
job I had.
2001 HIM B.S. and
2007 HIM M.S. Alum
Keynote speaker Linda Kloss shared her thoughts on the future of the HIIM industry and reflected on the distinguished careers of retiring faculty members Kathy LaTour and Shirley Eichenwald-Maki.
The Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programs at The College of St. Scholastica are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).