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 – 2012 through 2016
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 91%
Year 2012 Completion rate 100%
Year 2013 Completion rate 100%
Year 2014 Completion rate 79%
Year 2015 Completion rate 100%
Year 2016 Completion rate 76.9%
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 – 2013 through 2017
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 85%.
2017 11 students took the exam with 82% passing on their first attempt
2016 10 students took the exam with 100% pssing on their first attempt
2015 13 students took the exam with 92% passing on their first attempt
2014 11 students took the exam with 91% passing on their first attempt
2013 14 students took the exam with 85% passing on their first attempt
Five-year average credentialing examination pass rate of not less than 75% at first attempt within 6 months of graduation.
Job-Placement Rate – 2012-2016
Employment rate is the number of students that are employed in the radiologic sciences within 12 months of graduation. The average employment rate for the most recent 5 years is 84%. Graduates are surveyed approximately 12 months after graduation. Since 2012, 40 of 75 surveys sent were returned for a 53% return rate. Of the surveys returned, 26 of the 31 respondents were working in a radiography-related job.
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.
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:
- graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts
- graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation
- graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours
- graduate is on active military duty, and/or 5) graduate is continuing education.
- 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.