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 2012 annual report to the JRCERT and additional data for the 2013 that is available 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 2012 was 74% (23 entering students/ 17 graduating); for 2013 – 87% (23 entering students / 20 graduating.) The five year average program completion rate is 80%.
Credentialing Examination – This is the number of students that pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination on the first attempt within six months of graduation. The following represents the program’s credentialing data: 2012 – 17 graduates – 100% pass rate; 2013 – 20 graduates – 100% pass rate. The five year average pass rate (2009-2013) on the first attempt is 100% for a total of 87 graduates.
Job Placement Rate – For the years 2008 - 2012, this is the percentage of graduates, that are actively seeking a position and those that gain employment in the radiology field within six months of completing the program. The program’s five year trending (2008-2012) is 90%. Sixty of the 66 graduates actively seeking employment had positions within six months of graduation.