RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonprofit Colleges Online, a website dedicated to helping students find the best offerings in affordable online degree programs, has published a ranking of seventeen Bachelor's of Health Information Management / Health Informatics programs (http://www.nonprofitcollegesonline.com/best-online-bachelors-health-information-management-informatics/).
For this ranking, Nonprofit Colleges Online chose online programs from nonprofit colleges and universities accredited by trusted and independent accreditation boards. Each program in this list has lower than average tuition costs and is ranked according to affordability.
Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah, placed first in this ranking, offering students the greatest value for its Bachelor's of Health Information Management degree program. Its program costs an estimated $23,120. Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire, placed second with an estimated tuition cost of $38,400, and Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota, placed third with an estimated tuition cost of $40,000.
Other colleges and universities in this ranking are listed below in alphabetical order:
Champlain College - Burlington, Vermont
LeTourneau University - Longview, Texas
Liberty University - Lynchburg, Virginia
Louisiana Tech University - Ruston, Louisiana
Missouri Western State University - St. Joseph, Missouri
Oregon Institute of Technology - Klamath Falls, Oregon
Pennsylvania college of Technology - Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Rutgers University - New Brunswick, New Jersey
Saint Joseph's College of Maine - Standish, Maine
Stephens College - Columbia, Missouri
Stevens-Henager College - Ogden, Utah
University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, Ohio
University of New England - Biddeford, Maine
Weber State University - Ogden Utah
The Health Information Management field of study is ideal for students who would like to pursue a highly interdisciplinary career within a rapidly expanding field. Students must master a range of skills that encompass both technology and a solid understanding of health care systems. Students learn about everything from patient needs to ethical procedures related to patient confidentiality. Sam Mazany, editor at Nonprofit Colleges Online, says, "With the growing movement towards digital record keeping and bookkeeping, many healthcare organizations are looking for workers who understand technological principles and can also negotiate the potential technological hurdles that an organization must jump through as they move to design, implement, and maintain an up-to-date health information system." Mazany adds, "Career opportunities in the field of Health Management continue to expand, making these programs an appealing choice for many prospective students. This ranking seeks to protect the interest of prospective students by helping them sort through the myriad choices on the internet. Not every program exists for the good of the student. Nonprofit Colleges Online aims to sift through existing options and highlight programs that are both trustworthy and affordable."
Nonprofit Colleges Online (http://www.nonprofitcollegesonline.com) is an online publication committed to promoting accredited institutions that put students before profits. The site helps students find affordable, distance education learning solutions by publishing rankings that make this information more readily available.
Editor, Nonprofit Colleges Online
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