University of Illinois—​Chicago

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Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Public
Terms Semester
First year of program 2007-2008

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 14
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 17
Average online teaching experience 4 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 87%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 87%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 80%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 5
Part-time faculty with doctorate 1
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 1
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required No
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 2
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 1
Average class size 18
Maximum class size 20


Online bachelor's degree programs 2
Online courses 30
Five most popular majors
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator 0%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 100%
All majors
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Nursing Science
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

These are degree completion programs. Students transfer with an associate degree. UIC is major, top-ranked research institution and accredited by the HLC. The College of Nursing is accredited by CCNE and the bachelor’s is approved by the IDFPR. The BS in HIM is CAHIIM Accredited. Graduates of the BS in HIM are eligible for the RHIA credentialing exam offered by AHIMA. Programs are fully online and incorporate various technologies. Student advising and technical support are provided online.

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Cannot
Students enroll as online students Yes, online students take different classes than on campus students
Credits earned online equal earned on campus No
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus-based students All


Archived classes All
Classes can be received live None
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. N/A
Online chatrooms N/A
Web conferencing (webinars) Yes
Skype or other visual software N/A
New-student orientation Yes
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures 1-25
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 14
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Majority
Class participation graded Yes
Exams Yes
Same exams are administered only once No
Exams have random question order Yes
Each user has unique exam login Yes
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered No proctored exams
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

All exams available for only 48 hours and are timed with automatic submit when time expires. Questions are displayed one at a time and randomized. Answers are not revealed until after all students have completed the test. At least a portion of all submitted written assignments are submitted thru anti-plagiarism software. Students are informed in advance and sign a code of conduct regarding academic integrity. Plaigiarism has published disciplinary consequences.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 120
Credits that must be earned through school 30
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Limited time to complete degree Yes
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 1.5 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits 3 years
Graduation rates
Graduation rates

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