Health Information Administration at Chicago State University


The Department of Health Information Administration (HIA) appreciates your visit to our webpage. Thank you for considering Chicago State University to pursue a career in health information management and administration. This is an exciting time to engage your aspirations as a health information professional given the increased focus on healthcare privacy and security, healthcare data analytics and the evolving technologies in the electronic health record and coding classification systems.  The Health Information Management skillset offers the intersections between medical science, technology and business.

A career in health information offers a challenging, exciting and rewarding career choice.  Students are prepared to assume employment in a variety of traditional and non-traditional organizations. Graduates completing the program are eligible to sit for the national certification exam of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) whereupon successful completion can become a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).

RHIAs are a critical linkage between care providers, patients and payers. The RHIA has a comprehensive knowledge base of medical, administrative, ethical, and legal requirements and accreditation standards related to healthcare delivery as well as serving as the source content expertise for privacy and security of protected patient information. 

Program Accreditation

CAHIIM Accredited Program

The Program’s accreditor of Chicago State University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for a Baccalaureate degree in Health Information Administration (HIA) has been reaffirmed through 2029-2030. 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


Program Outcomes 2020-2021

grad rate
94% Retention Rate
100 satisfaction Skill Sets
67% employment rate


Program Director

This website provides a summary of information about our academic program, admission process and more. If you do not find the information you need; please, feel free to reach us at the contact information provided below.  Again, welcome!

We look forward to beginning a journey with you.


Cheryl P. Jackson, MA, RHIA, CCS, PTS

Program Director, Health Information Administration (HIA)



“I have a tremendous amount of gratitude for the knowledge and experience I’ve gained because of CSU’s HIA program. The vast amount of professional experience and wealth of knowledge the faculty bring to the classroom is priceless. They genuinely care about their students which inevitably brings more of a familial energy to the classroom. The curriculum is rigorous, yet rewarding and it adequately prepares students to pass their respective national exams that are imperative to earning fundamental roles within the profession. As an expression of ongoing gratitude, I volunteer as an advisory board member to the HIA program. I have established life-long meaningful relationships with the faculty and my fellow cohort members, and I am forever grateful for those that have continued to invest in the future of such a valuable program.”

Charniece J. Martin

HIA Class of 2013