10 Great Deals: Master’s in Health Informatics Online 2018

Welcome to our ranking of great deals for an online master’s in health informatics in 2018.

Health informatics is a career that is poised to take off and will need many skilled workers in the coming years. And this field is open to people with a background in either information technology or healthcare. A master’s degree in this burgeoning field could be the key that unlocks the potential in the next part of your career. A master’s degree that you can earn while keeping your current job and meeting your family responsibilities is a modern marvel well worth pursuing. This ranking of ten great deals for online master’s in health informatics was written to put you one step further down the path to achieving your goals.

Ranking Great Deals on Master’s Degrees in Health Informatics Online

We compiled this list by considering:
Tuition value (10 points)
Under $10,000 – 10 points
$10,000-$12,000 – 9 points
$13,000-$18,000 – 8 points
$19,000-$25,000 – 7 points
Above $26,000 – 6 points

Faculty to student ratio (10 points)
Under 10 – 10 points
10-12 – 9 points
13-18 – 8 points
19-25 – 7 points
Above 26 – 6 points

Curriculum relevancy (10 points)
Offering courses on contemporary issues in the field – 10 points
Offering standard courses across other schools in the field – 8 points
Offering a degree in the program at an accredited school – 5 points
In the case of a tie in points, schools were ranked in order of decreasing tuition.

Tuition and enrollment figures from the bullet points above the program reviews were gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics, a service of the US government. Student to faculty ratios were also pulled from this site. Any per credit hour tuition rate quoted in the program review comes from that school’s website; it may be specific to that program and thus not agree with the number from the government source.

#10 – University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida


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Points: 20
Enrollment: 64,088
Tuition: $25,759
Founded in 1963, the University of Central Florida is one of the largest universities in the country. With a student to faculty ratio of 30:1, their online professional science master’s degree in healthcare informatics is a 38-credit hour program that includes coursework in healthcare data architecture and modeling and biostatistics and decision analysis. Tuition for the online master’s at the University of Central Florida is $772.69 per credit hour regardless of residency. They are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#9 – Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Louisiana


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Points: 22
Enrollment: 12,672
Tuition: $19,478
Louisiana Tech University was founded in Ruston, Louisiana in 1894 and is a selectively admitting, nationally recognized research university. With a student to faculty ratio of 24:1, their online master’s in health informatics is a 45-credit hour program that includes coursework in database architecture and EHR infrastructure. Online graduate students at Louisiana Tech University are charged the same tuition rate as in-state students. They are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#8 – Kent State University

Kent, Ohio

Kent State University
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Points: 22
Enrollment: 30,167
Tuition: $19,362
Kent State University was founded in 1910 with a mission of educational and economic innovation. With a student to faculty ratio of 21:1, their online master’s of health informatics is a 36-credit hour program that includes coursework in health records management and clinical analytics. Tuition for the online master’s program at Kent State University is $655 per credit hour regardless of residency. They are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#7 – University of South Florida

Tampa, Florida


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Points: 22
Enrollment: 42,861
Tuition: $19,048
The Morsani School of Medicine at the University of South Florida was a nationally ranked medical school by US News and World Report in 2017. With a student to faculty ratio of 22:1, their online master of science in health informatics is a 32-credit hour program that includes coursework in health data management and managerial communications. Tuition for the online master’s degree from the University of South Florida is $915 per credit hour regardless of residency. They are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#6 – University of Colorado-Anschutz

Denver, Colorado


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Points: 23
Enrollment: 23,960
Tuition: $22,374
The University of Colorado-Anschutz is the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountains. With a student to faculty ratio of 15:1, their online master of science in information systems with a specialization in digital health innovation is a 30-credit hour program including coursework in database management systems and analysis, modeling and design. Online graduate tuition for out-of-state students at the University of Colorado-Anschutz is $725 per credit hour. They are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#5 – Michigan Technological University

Houghton, Michigan

Michigan Technological University
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Points: 23
Enrollment: 7,752
Tuition: $17,384
Michigan Technological University espouses the values of community, scholarship, possibilities, accountability, and tenacity. With a student to faculty ratio of 12:1, their online master’s in medical informatics is a 30-credit hour program that offers nine areas of interest for extended study. Online tuition for this master’s program at Michigan Technological University is $950 per credit hour regardless of residency. They are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#4 – University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Illinois


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Points: 24
Enrollment: 29,120
Tuition: $22,217
The University of Illinois-Chicago School of Public Health is committed to health equity and social justice. With a student to faculty ratio of 18:1, their online master’s of public health informatics is a 45-credit hour program that includes coursework in determinants in population health and field experience in public health. Tuition for the online master’s program at the University of Illinois-Chicago is $760 per credit hour. They are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#3 – East Carolina University

Greenville, North Carolina

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Points: 24
Enrollment: 28,962
Tuition: $17,547
East Carolina University embraces the core values of scholarship, leadership, service, and discovery in its mission of education. With a student to faculty ratio of 18:1, their online master of science in health informatics is a 39-credit hour program that includes coursework in health data structures and electronic health records. The career center at East Carolina University offers virtual workshops on a variety of professional topics. They are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#2 – University of Maryland University College

Adelphi, Maryland


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Points: 25
Enrollment: 57,529
Tuition: $11,862
University of Maryland University College was founded in 1947 as a branch university for the Terrapins. With a student to faculty ratio of 20:1, their online master’s degree in health informatics management is a 36-credit hour program that includes coursework in health data management and information technology foundations. Tuition for the online master’s program at the University of Maryland University College is $659 for out-of-state students and $458 for Maryland residents and military service members. They are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

#1 – College of St. Scholastica

Duluth, Minnesota


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Points: 25
Enrollment: 4,351
Tuition: $11,160
The College of St. Scholastica is a Benedictine-affiliated Catholic school that was formed in 1912 to educate Minnesota residents. With a student to faculty ratio of 15:1, their online master of science in health information management is a sequence of 14 required courses including assessing healthcare quality and IT management ethics. Tuition for the online master’s program at the College of St. Scholastica is $638 per credit hour. They are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

GCD Staff
October 2017

This concludes our list of 10 great deals for an online master’s in health informatics in 2018.