Radiography - Program Effectiveness Data

Programmatic accreditation is very important to the Johnston Community College Radiography Program because not only does it ensure program effectiveness, but it also evaluates program integrity. Accreditation maintains to our students that our program is meeting the appropriate standards in order to meet their educational needs. The Johnston Community College Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. The program currently maintains an 8 year accreditation.
 
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
www.jrcert.org

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate is the number of graduates that pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination on the first attempt within six months of graduation.

ARRT Certification Examination (2013-2017)

Year of Evaluation Percent Passing on 1st attempt Number of students
2013 100% 24 of 24
passed on first attempt
2014 96% 24 of 25
passed on first attempt
2015 89& 17 of 19
passed on first attempt
2016 100% 24 of 24
passed on first attempt
2017 96% 22 of 23
passed on first attempt

Total
111 of 115
passed on first attempt
over 5 years
Five Year Average 96.5%

 

Job Placement Rate

Job Placement Rate is a five year average of the number of graduates that are employed in Radiography and compared the number of graduates that are actively seeking employment. 2010-2012 data is reflective of employment status of graduates within six months of graduation. 2013-2014 data is reflective of employment status of graduates within twelve months of graduation.

Not actively seeking employment is defined by the JRCERT as:

  1. Non communication of graduate with program after multiple attempts.
  2. Graduate is unwilling to relocate for employment.
  3. Graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to hours or salary.
  4. Graduate is on active military duty
  5. Graduate is continuing education.

Job Placement Rate-Graduate Survey

Graduation year % of job placement Data
2013 94.44% (94) 22 of 24 graduates completed the graduate survey.
2 no respondents contacted by the program.
17 of 18 actively seeking graduates were employed within 12 months of graduation.
2014 100 % 20 of 25 graduates completed the graduate survey.
13 of 13 actively seeking graduates were employed within 12 months of graduation.
3 graduates were not seeking employment.
4 respondents indicated seeking on the survey were considered not seeking due to 3 of those not being willing to relocate and 1 had declined position due to shift preference.
2015 92% 18 of 19 graduates completed the graduate survey. 1
2 of 13 actively seeking graduates were employed within 12 months of graduation.
5 graduates were not seeking employment. 4 of the 5 considered not seeking indicated not seeking on the survey and 1 respondent indicated seeking on the survey but was considered not seeking due to higher education and not willing to relocate.
2016 93.75% (94) 24 of 24 graduates completed the graduate survey.
15 of 16 actively seeking graduates were employed within 12 months of graduation.
9 graduates were not seeking employment.
7 of those were continuing their education and 1 respondent indicated seeking on the survey but was considered due to not willing to relocate.
2017 100% 21 of 23 graduates completed the graduate survey for a 91.3% survey response. 16 of 16 actively seeking graduates were employed within 12 months of graduation.  5 graduates were not seeking employment. 4 of those were continuing their education and 1 respondent indicated not seeking on the survey.

5 year average

73 of 76 = 96%

 

Program Completion Rate

Program completion rate is defined as the number of students who complete the Radiography program within 150% of the stated program length. The program length is 18 months and the program completion rate is defined as those students graduating within 27 months of beginning the program.

Cohort % completion Total Entered Total Completed Student data
2011-2013  75%  32  24 32 students entered the program initially; 24 students graduated; 6 students did not progress academically; 2 students voluntarily withdrew
2012-2014   81%  32 26  31 students entered the program initially; 1 student reentered; 26 students graduated; 4 students did not progress academically; 2 students voluntarily withdrew 
2013-2015   59% 32  19 32 students entered the program; 19 students graduated; 6 students voluntarily withdrew; 1 student was dropped for attendance; 6 students did not progress academically.    
2014-2016   77.4% 31  24 28 students entered the program initially; 3 students reentered; 24 students graduated; 2 students voluntarily withdrew; 5 students did not progress academically.  
2015-2017  71.8%  32  23 30 students entered the program initially; 1 student reentered and 1 student transferred in.  23 students graduated; 5 students voluntarily withdrew; 3 students did not progress academically and 1 did not progress clinically.    
5 year average 159 116 159 entered, 116 graduated = 72.9%