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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 2016 - 100% (19 first time examinees and 19 passed),
  • Class of 2015 - 100% (21 first time examinees and 21 passed),
  • Class of 2014 - 95% (20 first time examinees and 19 passed),
  • 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),
The 5-year average (January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2016) passage rate 1st attempt on the national credentialing examination administered by the ARRT is 96.7%.  The passage rate on the national credentialing examination, since the program's inception in 1978 is 99.8%. 

Program Completion Rate

The program completion rate for the class of 2016 was 82.6%. This cohort of students started with 23 students being accepted in the professional phase and 19 students completed and graduated the program.  One student changed their major after 3 semesters in the professional phase, and three students were dismissed for failing to achieve the minimum academic requirements.  For the class of 2015, the completion rate was 80.75%, with 26 students starting the professional phase of the program and 21 graduating from the program.  For the class of 2015 two students changed their major stating they did not want to be in health care, two students were dismissed for failing to achieve the minimum academic requirements, and one resigned due medical issues. 

Job Placement Rate

Job placement rates are based on the percentage of graduates actively seeking employment and being hired within 12 months of graduation. Graduates documented as employed includes those graduates who hold full-time, part-time, or PRN (as necessary) positions of employment. For the class of 2016, the job placement rate is 100 % (19 of 19) for graduates who actively sought employment and gained employment.   For the class of 2015, the job placement rate is 100% (21 of 21) for graduates who actively sought employment and gained employment, within 12 months. For the class of 2014, the job placement rate is 100% (19 of 19) for graduates who actively sought employment and gained employment, within 12 months, 1 graduate pursued advanced education).  For the class of 2013, the job placement rate is 100% (17 of 17) for graduates who actively sought employment and gained employment within 12 months, 2 more graduates pursued advanced education, and 1 did not pursue employment).  For the class of 2012, the job placement rate was 100% (11 of 11) of the graduates actively sought and gained employment within 12 months, 1 other graduate pursued advanced education).  The five year average for job placement within 12 months is 100% (87/87) for graduates from January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2016.