Health Information Technology

  • Health Information Professionals Driven by health data
  • Health Information Technology, 3 medical professionals
  • female student sitting in front of a computer, in a hospital setting
  • 3 medical professionals in a hospital setting

ASC Ranked No. 5 in NY, No. 10 in US for colleges with health information technology

Pioneer Quotes

"The education I received at Alfred State (HIT program) was so directly relevant to my job in HIM at our local hospital. Everyday I hear something at work that I learned about during my time at Alfred. I feel confident that I could pursue any opportunity in HIM and be totally prepared and knowledgeable!" -Peg Moran, '15

"We, as professionals in the health information field, understand the value of educational institutions that provide their students with up-to-date, HIM focused, relevant courses as well as the professional internships that each student completes. As a result of experiencing what Alfred State offers their students in the HIM field, Samaritan has offered positions to several graduates as well as recommended the college to our employees that are interested in the profession." -Linda Buker, Samaritan Medical Center

Alfred State Rankings and Awards

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Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics
Professional Outlook

Overall employment of medical records and health information specialists is projected to grow 17 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Quick Facts:  Health Information Technologies and Medical Registrars  
2021 Median Pay

$55,560 per year

$26.71 per hour

Typical Entry-Level Education Associate's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2021 39,900
Job Outlook, 2021-31 17% (Much faster than average)
Employment Change, 2021-31 7,000

US Department of Labor Statistics

Program Advantages

What is HIT?

While the physicians, nurses, and healthcare team are taking care of you and your loved ones, health information management (HIM) professionals are the ones taking care of your information, ensuring it's protected, private, captured, stored and made available when you need it. From coding your information for payment by insurance companies, research, reporting, strategic planning, etc., we are there to manage the entire process for health information and more. This program is offered online.


CAHIIM Accredited Program logoThe Health Information Management accreditor of Alfred State College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The college’s accreditation for associate degree in health information technology has been reaffirmed through 2026. 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

Per the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) bylaws, the Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM) has sole and independent authority in all matters pertaining to the certification and recertification activities of health informatics and health information professionals.  Through certification, the CCHIIM assures the competency of professionals practicing health informatics and information management worldwide.

For more information regarding the RHIT certification exam please visit the AHIMA Certification website.

Alfred State is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education [3624 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215-662-5606].

Program Outcomes

2021-2022 Academic Year

Graduation Rate: 8/10 full-time students graduated within 3 years of beginning the program. Note: This total does not include part-time students, who make up over 59% of the health information technology student population.

Satisfaction Rate: 96%

For the time period of August 2022-July 2023 the RHIT Exam Pass Rate is 93%.  This rate is the result of 13 out of 14 first-time RHIT examination test takers passing on their first attempt.  One student in this testing period that failed on their first attempt, retested in the last quarter of the reporting year and passed on their second attempt.

Student Achievement Data

Employment and Continuing Education Report

Survey Details 2018 2019 2020 2021  
Receiving Degrees 22 13 15 12  
Responding to Survey 15 (68%) 5 (38%) 6 (40%) 11 (92%)  
Employed 15 (100%) 5 (100%) 5 (83%) 10 (91%)  
Employed in Field 14 (93%) 5 (100%) 5 (83%) 9 (90%)  
Transferred - - 1 (17%) 1 (9%)  
Unemployed & Seeking Employment - - - -  
Unemployed & Not Seeking Employment - - - -  
Source: Website (Career Development Office) Employment and Continuing Education Report