Program Effectiveness

The mission statement, goals and student learning outcomes of the Radiologic Technology program at the University of Saint Francis 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 its accrediting body, the Joint Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Program effectiveness data include the program completion rate, credentialing examination pass rate and job placement rate. Explanations of each of these measures are provided below, along with corresponding program data. Questions about the data should be directed to the department chair.

The Radiologic Technology program’s 2012 annual report to the JRCERT and available 2013 data are 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 percent (23 entering students/17 graduating). The 2013 completion rate was 87 percent (23 entering students/20 graduating). The five-year average for program completion is 80 percent.
  • 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. In 2012, 100 percent of the program’s 17 graduates passed the exam on their first attempt. In 2013, 100 percent of the program’s 20 graduates passed the exam on their first attempt. The five-year average pass rate (2009-2013) on the first attempt is 100 percent for a total of 87 graduates.
  • Job Placement Rate – For the years 2008-2012, this is the percentage of graduates who are actively seeking a position and those who gain employment in the radiology field within six months of completing the program. The program’s five-year trend is 90 percent. Of the 66 graduates actively seeking employment, 60 secured employment within six months of graduation.