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Program Effectiveness Data

Program Effectiveness Data

The following are program effectiveness data for the McNeese State University Radiologic Sciences program. Portions of this data are also available on the national accrediting agency website at www.jrcert.org


National Credentialing Examination Pass Rate

The McNeese State University Radiologic Sciences program proudly boasts the following first attempt passage rates on the national credentialing examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT):  Class of 2013 - 100% (19 first time examinees and 19 passed, Class of 2012 - 83 % (12 first time examinees and 10 passed), Class of 2011 - 94 % (16 first time examinees and 15 passed), Class of 2010 - 100% (14 first time examinees and 14 passed), Class of 2009 ( 14 first time examinees and 14 passed).  5-year average (January 1, 2009 - December 31, 2013) pass rate 1st attempt 95.42%
99.8% Passage rate since the program's inception in 1978


Program Completion Rate

The program completion rate for the class of 2013 was 79%. This cohort of students started with 24 students being accepted in the professional phase and 19 students completed and graduated the program. Three students changed their major stating they did not want to be in health care, and two where dismissed for failing to achieve the minimum academic requirements. The program completion rate for the class of 2012 was 60%.  This cohort of student started with 20 Students being accepted into the professional phase and 12 students completed and graduated the program.  Four Students changes their major stating they did not want to be in health care,and four where dismissed for failing to achieve the minimum academic requirements.


Job Placement Rate

Job placement rates are based on the percentage of graduates actively seeking employment and being hired within 6 months of graduation. For the class of 2013 the job placement rate is currently 88% (15 of 17 graduates who were actively seeking employment gained employment within 6 months, 2 more graduates where pursuing advanced education).  For the class of 2012 the job placement rate was 100% (11 of 11 graduates who were actively seeking employment gained employment within 6 months, 1 other graduate was pursuing advanced education).  The five year average for job placement is 88% ( 52 of 59 graduates who were actively seeking employment gained employment within 6 months, 16 more graduates were pursuing advanced education or not pursuing employment).