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Montana Tech Ranked Among the Best Bachelor in Health Care Informatics Degree Programs


TheBestSchools.org has named Montana Tech’s Health Care Informatics degree program one of the best in the nation. The university landed No. 6 on the list. The top degree programs were selected based on academic excellence, types of available classes, faculty strength, rankings and reputation, including reputation for quality online degree programs

“I am thrilled to learn that our Health Care Informatics program at Montana Tech is being recognized for its quality,” noted Charie Faught, Department Head of Montana Tech’s HCI program. “The HCI program has been a leader in online and distance education at Montana Tech. We pride ourselves on the support and service we offer to our distance students and our support for rural education. We are continually improving our program based on industry needs and changing standards. Not only do we have a quality program, our placement rates are high. All of our faculty members have industry experience, which adds to the overall learning experience. We look forward to building on our strong relationships at Montana Tech and in the health care community.”

The top ten schools listed are as follows:

  1. St. John’s University
  2. Simmons College
  3. George Mason University
  4. Oregon Tech
  5. Eastern Washington University
  6. Montana Tech
  7. Liberty University Online
  8. King University
  9. Georgia State University
  10. Western Governors University

Montana Tech’s HCI program began in 2001 and was the very first bachelor’s program in HCI in the United States. The first class graduated in 2005. Montana Tech’s program offers many degree options; including an Associate of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science, as well as a graduate certificate in HCI. HCI also offers a fully online certificate in Health Information Technology (HIT) to meet the needs of working health care professionals. The program currently has 43 bachelor’s degree students along with 7 students pursuing an associate’s degree and 5 pursuing the HCI graduate certificate. 

All of the HCI Department’s courses are available online. The program draws students from across the state. Many of these learners work full-time and they value the flexibility of online education. Federal agencies have identified the meaningful use of HIT as a major priority for rural areas and, recognizing its value, have provided tuition assistance for qualified students in Montana Tech’s program. 

TheBestSchools.org is a leading resource for prospective students seeking a college or university degree. For more information, please visit http://www.thebestschools.org/rankings/10-best-bachelor-health-informatics-degree-programs/.