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, www.jrcert.org). Program effectiveness data include the program completion rate, credentialing examination pass rate and 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 www.jrcert.org/resources/program-effectiveness-data. Questions about program effectiveness data should be directed to the Program Manager.
The radiography program's 2015 annual report to the JRCERT reflected the following:
Completion Rate - January 1 through December 31, 2015
This is the annual figure of the number of students who complete the program within 150% of the stated program length. The program's completion rate for 2015 was 71.4%. Twenty-five of the 35 students in the program scheduled to graduate in 2015 went on to graduate from the program within 150% of the stated program length. The program's stated length is six semesters; 150% of the stated program length is nine semesters. The program's annual completion rate benchmark is 68%.
Credentialing Examination Pass Rate - 2011 through 2015
This is the number of graduates who pass, on first attempt within six months of graduation, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination compared with the number of graduates who took the examination during the five-year reporting period. The program's credentialing examination pass rate from the years 2011 through 2015 is 94.8%. One hundred forty-eight of the 156 graduates of this program taking the ARRT certification examination within six months of graduation passed on the first attempt.
Job Placement Rate - 2011 through 2015
This is the five-year average of the number of graduates who gain employment in the radiologic sciences within one year of graduation compared to the number that graduate and are actively seeking employment. The program's job placement rate from the years 2011 through 2015 is 89.8%. One hundred six of the 118 graduates actively seeking employment obtained employment in the radiologic sciences within one year of graduation. The JRCERT defines not actively seeking employment as: 1) graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts, 2) graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation, 3) graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours, 4) graduate is on active military duty and/or 5) graduate is continuing their education.