Since the radiologic sciences program’s inception in 1978, McNeese students have held a 99.8 percent first-time passage rate on the national certification exam, said Greg Bradley, radiologic sciences program director.
According to the ARRT national comparison report, the average score of McNeese’s radiologic sciences graduates is in the upper 35 percent in the U.S., with 25 percent of the graduates scoring in the upper 10 percent of the country.
“I am extremely proud of these graduates and their accomplishments,” said Bradley. “The radiologic sciences faculty, staff and students work hard to continue the excellence in the program. The news of a 100 percent passage rate on the ARRT certification examination in radiography provides a great sense of accomplishment for our program.”
To be eligible to take the ARRT exam, students must first complete an accredited program. McNeese currently holds the maximum accreditation award available by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, which is eight years.
McNeese’s Bachelor of Science degree in radiologic sciences is one of only four baccalaureate degree programs offered in Louisiana. As of fall 2015, the radiologic sciences program has 178 students enrolled, with 38 of those students also enrolled in the clinical or professional phase of the program.