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 2015 201420132012 2011
    # Admitted2525252523
    # of Graduates2525242423
    Program Graduation Rates100%100%96%96%100%
    5-year average program graduation rate: 98%

     

    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 Graduated20152014201320122011 
    1st time examinees taking the national certification examination2525242423
    1st time examinees passing the national certification examination on first attempt2325242423
    % Passing on first attempt92%100%100%100%100%
    5-year average national certification examination on first attempt: 98% 

     

    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 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
    Radiation Protection87%88% 92%91%91%
    Equipment Operation and Quality Control85%85%90%86%83%
    Image Acquisition and Evaluation85%86% 87%88%87%
    Imaging Procedures89%90%90%90%89%
    Patient Care and Education89%85%91%89%90%
    Average Score87%87%90%89%88%
    % Passing on First Attempt92%100%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 20152014201320122011
    # of Graduates Actively Seeking Employment1512131111
    # Employed within 12 months1512131011
    % Employed within 12 months 100%100%100%91%100%
    5-year average employment rate within 12 months following graduation: 98%