Program Statistics

The Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) accredits Shoreline's Health Information Technology program. As part of the accreditation process, the school is required to post a meaningful statistic about the program. Below is a table providing statistics of the number of our students taking and passing the Registered Health Information Technician exam and comparing the percentage of those that passed to the percentage of the national average that passed.

Exam Year # Taking Exam # Passed % Pass % National Ave
2018-2019 23 22 96% 128%
2017-2018 16 14 87% 119%
2016-2017 24 20 86% 123%
2015-2016 25 20 80% 111%
2014-2015 35 33 94% 110%
2013-2014 21 18 86% 112%
2012-2013 24 24 100% 115%
2011-2012 27 26 93% 110%

Quality Matters Standards

Shoreline Community College has been providing training to faculty in the Quality Matters (QM) program. QM is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received national recognition for its approach for independent review and evaluation of courses. A team of faculty from other colleges or universities review a particular course, upon request, and compare the materials used in the class and its approach to student instruction with a list of rigorous national standards for fully online or hybrid classes. If they believe a course has met 85% or more of the standards, they recognize or certify the course.

HIIM 170 Legal Aspects of Healthcare, has joined several other Shoreline courses in meeting the QM standards for online education. This is the second HIIM course that has been reviewed by QM evaluators and plans are underway to have other HIIM courses go through this process as well.