HIM Program | Coppin State University

HIM Program

Health Information Management

The College of Health Professions, School of Allied Health at Coppin State University offers a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management. The primary purpose of the Health Information Management Program at Coppin State University is to provide the academic foundation necessary to prepare students to be competent health information management professionals and meet the entry-level competencies that will enable them to apply management and problem solving skills to every aspect of a medical/health information system, regardless of the setting or environment.

HIM professionals provide reliable and valid information that drives the healthcare industry. Students graduating from this program are specialists in managing patient data, will be able to ensure health information is complete and available to legitimate users, code and classify data for reimbursement and research, analyze information necessary for decision support, protect patient privacy and provide information security, and enhance the quality and uses for data within health information computer systems.

The Health Information Management accreditor of Coppin State University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for /Baccalaureate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2022 - 2023. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org


CSU HIM Program Outcomes for 2019-2020 

  • HIM program graduation rate is 85%
  • 98% of respondents to a graduate survey indicated they were satisfied with the program
  • 56% of respondents to a graduate survey indicated they were able to find employment within one year of program completion. 33% were accepted into graduate school.

As you review the admission and pre-requisite criteria you will notice that many of the requirements for the first two years of this program are similar to the pre-requisites for entry into the School of Nursing. Therefore, considering this degree is a nearly seamless transition from pre-nursing into the Health Information Management program.

In addition to accepting applications students will receive academic counseling and assistance in preparing for admission into the professional courses of the program.

This program requires pre-professional hours which include the general education hours required by Coppin State University. After reviewing this cutting edge and technologically advanced program, we invite you to contact the College of Health Professions if you have questions.

For more information contact:

Mona Calhoun, M.S., M.Ed., RHIA, FAHIMA
Chairperson and Professor
2500 West North Ave.
Health and Human Services Building Rm. 125
Baltimore MD 21216-3698
Ph: (410) 951-6200
Em: healthprofessions@coppin.edu

CSU at Hagerstown

The Bachelors in HIM is also available from our Hagerstown Campus.