Accreditation & Accolades

At University of Illinois Chicago, we believe in elevating the standards for learning. Our focus is on cultivating an environment that provides students with opportunities to grow intellectually and professionally; an excellent education leads to an excellent career. With an extensive list of awards and accolades, we have been praised as an outstanding institution of higher learning.

CAHIIM Accredited

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The Health Informatics accreditor of the University of Illinois Chicago is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Master of Science in Health Informatics has been reaffirmed through 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.

The Health Information Management accreditor of the University of Illinois Chicago is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2027. 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.

The Master’s Degree Health Information Management Program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).  Students who complete the program satisfactorily will be eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification exam, pending accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). 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.

In order to be eligible to take any of the AHIMA professional HIM certification exams, including the RHIA, you must be a graduate of a CAHIIM-accredited program. Also, graduating from these CAHIIM-accredited programs assures your employer that you have the professional skills and knowledge from a curriculum that is relevant to the current electronic health record (EHR) environment.

Accolades

  • # 2 among the “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” by U.S. News & World Report (2021)

  • # 3 in Washington Monthly’s “Best Bang for the Buck Rankings: Midwest” (2020)

  • The Only Illinois university among the nation’s top 10 “Best Value Universities” in the Wall Street Journal/Higher Times Education College Rankings (2021)

  • # 10 among the “Top Performers on Social Mobility” by U.S. News & World Report (2021)

  • # 14 among U.S. public universities in the QS World University Rankings (2020)

  • Chosen as one of the “Best Value Schools” by U.S. News & World Report (2021)

  • # 22 among 340 U.S. public universities in the Wall Street Journal/Higher Times Education College Rankings (2021)

  • # 43 among U.S. public and private universities in the QS World University Rankings (2020)

  • # 52 among the “Top Public Schools” by U.S. News & World Report (2021)

  • # 76 among the “Best Colleges for Veterans” by U.S. News & World Report (2021)

  • Recognized as a leading “National University” by U.S. News & World Report (2021)

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