Program Effectiveness Data

In addition to the goals and student learning outcomes listed elsewhere on this site, the performance of the program is reflected through program effectiveness data as defined by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) (20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, 312-704-5300, Program effectiveness data includes the annual program completion rate, five year credentialing examination pass rate and five-year job placement rate. Explanations of these measures and program data that correspond with the annual report most recently submitted to the JRCERT are noted below. This information can also be obtained at Questions about program effectiveness data should be directed to the Program Director.

Annual Completion Rate - January 1 through December 31, 2015
This is an annual measurement of the number of students that began the program divided by the number of students that actually completed the program within 150% of stated length. The start date for calculation is the first semester final add/drop date. The program's completion rate for 2015 was 84.3%. Twenty-seven (27) of thirty-two (32) students expected to complete the program in 2015 went on to complete it in that year.

5-year Credentialing Examination Pass Rate - 2011 through 2015
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 from the program. The figure reflects an average over a five-year span. The program's credentialing examination pass rate stated as an average from the years 2011 through 2015 is 85%. One hundred thirty-one (131) graduates of this program took the ARRT certification examination within six months of graduation. Of those, one hundred and thirteen (111) passed on first attempt.

5-year Job Placement Rate - 2011 through 2015
This is the number of students that gain employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduation versus the number that graduate and are actively seeking employment. It includes full-time, part-time and per diem employment. The figure reflects an average over a five-year span. Data is drawn from surveys mailed out to graduates, and is based on returned surveys, follow-up phone calls by faculty, and word of mouth. The program's job placement rate as an average from the years 2011 through 2015 is 94%.

Graduates 2011 - 2015

Number of students who sought employment

Graduates working in field 12 months post-graduation

Job Placement Rate from 2011 - 2015


125   (99% rate of return)




Note: The JRCERT has defined "not actively seeking employment" as:

  1. Graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple
    attempts OR
  2. Graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation OR
  3. Graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours OR
  4. Graduate is on active military duty AND/OR
  5. Graduate is continuing education.