Radiologic Program Assessment

Program Assessment

The performance of the overall program is reflected in the program effectiveness data as defined by the JRCERT. This data includes program completion rate, credentialing examination pass rate, and job-placement rate. Assessment of the above outcomes and effectiveness data is a continuous process conducted from one to several times annually.

The assessment data for the most recent five years is as follows:

Completion Rate – 2015 through 2019

Completion rate is the measurement of the number of students entering the program and the number of students completing the program. The completion rate for the program in the previous 5 years is 86%. The programs benchmark for this assessment is 75%.

  • Year 2015 Completion rate 100%
  • Year 2016 Completion rate 77%
  • Year 2017 Completion rate 85%
  • Year 2018 Completion rate 93%
  • Year 2019 Completion rate 93%

JRCERT Standard

Program completion rate is defined as the number of students who complete the program within 150% of the stated program length. 

Credentialing Exam Pass Rate – 2015 through 2019

The credentialing exam pass rate is a measurement of the number of students that pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) certification exam on the first attempt, within six months of graduation. The exam pass rate for the program in the previous 5 years is 88%.

  • 2015 13 students took the exam with  92% passing on their first attempt
  • 2016 10 students took the exam with  100% passing on their first attempt
  • 2017 11 students took the exam with 82% passing on their first attempt
  • 2018 13 students took the exam with 77% passing on their first attempt
  • 2019 13 students took the exam with 92% passing on their first attempt

JRCERT Standard

Five-year average credentialing examination pass rate of not less than 75% at first attempt within 6 months of graduation.

Job-Placement Rate – 2015-2019

Employment rate is the number of students that are employed in the radiologic sciences within 12 months of graduation. In the past three years, the program has averaged 100% employment within 12 months of graduation. The average employment rate for the most recent 5 years is 91%. Graduates are surveyed approximately 12 months after graduation.

2016 Graduates had 10 students that graduated from the program. Three students elected to continue their education and the remaining 7 students were employed in the profession within 12 months after graduation.

2017 Graduates had 11 students complete the program. One student elected to continue their education and the remaining 10 students were employed in the profession within 12 months after graduation.

2018 The program had 13 students complete the program. One student did not actively seek employment. The remaining 12 students were employed within 12 months of graduation.

2019 The program had 13 students complete the program. All 13 students were employed within 12 months of graduation.

JRCERT Standard

Five-year average job placement rate of not less than 75% within 12 months of graduation.

Job placement rate is defined as the number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences.  The JRCERT has defined not actively seeking employment as:

  1. graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts
  2. graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation
  3. graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours
  4. graduate is on active military duty, and/or
  5. graduate is continuing education

Further information concerning program outcomes assessment can be obtained by contacting the Kishwaukee College Radiography Program Director. Information on the program effectiveness data can also be obtained by contacting www.jrcert.org.