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Basic Certificates in Health Information Management

470 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 25 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a basic certificate in health information. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 26% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.9% of health information graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Health Information Majors

In 2019-2020, 470 basic certificates were awarded to health information majors. This makes it the 46th most popular basic certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in health information at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,438
Master’s Degree 521
Basic Certificate 470
Associate Degree 325
Undergraduate Certificate 186
Graduate Certificate 38

Earnings of Health Information Majors With Basic Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for health information majors who have their basic certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in health information. About 95.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 21
Women 449

The racial-ethnic distribution of health information basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 12
Black or African American 70
Hispanic or Latino 25
White 322
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 37

There are 25 colleges that offer a basic certificate in health information. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

Below are some popular majors that are similar to health information that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 2,912
Medical Administration/ Assistant 2,576
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist 2,283
Medical Records Technician 1,823
Medical Office Administration 1,507


*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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