The program has developed a mission statement, goals and student learning outcomes that guide the program’s curriculum development, evaluation and assessment practices. In addition, the performance of the program is reflected through various program effectiveness data as defined and collected by the accrediting body which is the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) located at 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, 312-704-5300, www.jrcert.org.
Program effectiveness data includes the program completion rate, credentialing examination pass rate and job placement rate. Explanations of each of these measures is provided below along with corresponding program data. Questions about the data should be directed to the Department Chair. The data can also be found at www.jrcert.org.
The radiography program’s 2013 annual report to the JRCERT is reflected in the following:
Completion Rate - This is the annual measurement of the number of students that began the program divided by the number of students that actually completed the program. The program’s completion rate for 2013 was 83% (23 entering students / 19 graduating).
Credentialing Examination – This is the number of students that pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination on the first attempt. The following represents the program’s credentialing data: 2013 – 19 graduates – 100% pass rate. The five year average pass rate (2009-2013) on the first attempt is 100% for a total of 85 graduates.
Job Placement Rate – For the years 2009 - 2013, this is the percentage of graduates that are actively seeking a position and those that gain employment in the radiology field the year after completing the program. The program’s five year trending (2009-13) is 91.4%. During this five year period, of the 70 graduates actively seeking employment, 64 were employed within the specified period of time for their respective year.