Radiologic Sciences


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  • Program Effectiveness Data


    Program graduation/completion rates

    The Radiologic Sciences program has strong graduation rates. The following table identifies the five most recent years of ARRT exam results available for performance of UMMC RS program graduates.

    Year Graduated 2016 201520142013 2012
    # Admitted2425252525
    # of Graduates2225252424
    Program Graduation Rates92%100%100%96%96%
    5-year average program graduation rate: 97%

     

    Credentialing examination pass rates

    The Radiologic Sciences program assesses the following criteria for its graduates: the number of first-time examinees taking the national certification examination compared to the number of first-time examinees passing the national certification examination on the first attempt. The following table identifies the five most recent years of data collected for this assessment.

    Year Graduated20162015201420132012 
    1st time examinees taking the national certification examination2225252424
    1st time examinees passing the national certification examination on first attempt2223252424
    % Passing on first attempt100%92%100%100%100%
    5-year average national certification examination on first attempt: 98%
         (118 out of 120 passed on the first attempt) 

     

    ARRT board certification scores

    Completion of the Radiologic Sciences program in its entirety is required for eligibility for the national certification examination. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)www.arrt.org. After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be Radiologic Technologist, Registered - abbreviated as RT(R).  Most states also require a license in order to practice. A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the exam or to attain state licensure. The following table identifies the five most recent years of ARRT exam results available for performance of UMMC RS program graduates. 

    Year Graduated 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
    Radiation Protection89%87% 88%92%91%
    Equipment Operation and Quality Control83%85%85%90%86%
    Image Acquisition and Evaluation86%85% 86%87%88%
    Imaging Procedures88%89%90%90%90%
    Patient Care and Education85%89%85%91%89%
    Average Score87%87%87%90%89%
    % Passing on First Attempt100%92%100%100%100%
    5-year Averages:
    Average Score: 88% 
    Passing on First Attempt: 98% 

     

    Job placement rates

    The Radiologic Sciences program assesses how many students who actively seek employment after graduation are actually employed within a certain time period following graduation.  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.

    Prior to 2014, assessment was performed at six months following graduation. Due to modifications in accreditation standards as of January 1, 2014, job placement is assessed at twelve months following graduation. 

    The following table is a report of the most recent five years of data collected for graduates actively seeking employment within twelve months following graduation: 

    Year Graduated 20162015201420132012
    # of Graduates Actively Seeking Employment615121411
    # Employed within 12 monthsIP15121410
    % Employed within 12 monthsIP100%100%100%91%
    5-year average employment rate within 12 months following graduation: 98%

     

    Detailed Job Placement Data:

    2016:
    22 graduated
    • 6 graduates seeking employment (3 secured employment; 3 currently in process (IP))
    • 16 continued education (i.e., advanced modality, graduate school, etc.)
    2015: 
    25 graduated
    • 15 employed in the profession within 12 months
    • 7 continued education (i.e., advanced modality, graduate school, etc.)
    • 3 chose not to work in the profession 
    2014: 
    25 graduated
    • 12 employed in the profession within 12 months
    • 9 continued education (i.e., advanced modality, graduate school, etc.)
    • 3 chose not to work in the profession
    • 1 failed to communicate with program officials regarding employment after multiple attempts
    2013: 
    24 graduated
    • 14 employed in the profession within 12 months
    • 8 continued education (i.e., advanced modality, graduate school, etc.)
    • 2 chose not to work in the profession
    2012: 
    24 graduated
    • 10 employed in the profession within 12 months
    • 1 employed in the profession after the 12-month timeframe
    • 13 continued education (i.e., advanced modality, graduate school, etc.)