Program Effectiveness Data

Polk State College Radiography Program

Program Effectiveness Data


Program Effectiveness Data includes the following: annual program completion rate, five-year average credentialing examination pass rate, and five-year average job placement rate. This data is updated annually and is submitted as part of the Radiography Program’s annual report to the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60606-3182 ( The Program Effectiveness Data below reflects the 2017 completion rate and years 2013-2017 for the five-year averages of credentialing examination pass rate and job placement rate. This information is also available at Please contact the Program Director with any questions.

Annual Program Completion Rate:           2017 – 85%

This measure is calculated by dividing the number of students who complete the program within 150% of the program length by the number of students who begin the program with their designated cohorts. Seventeen (17) of the twenty (20) students who began the program graduated from the program.

Five-Year Average Credentialing Examination Pass Rate:            2013-2017 – 87%

This measure is defined as the number of graduates who pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) credentialing examination on their first attempt within six months of graduation from the program, divided by the total number taking the examination within 6 months of graduation. The result reflects the average over the five-year span from 2013-2017.  Seventy-one (71) of the eighty-two (82) graduates who took the examination passed on their first attempt.

Five-Year Average Job Placement Rate:                 2013-2017 – 100%

This measure is defined as the number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences within 12 months of graduation 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 or, 2) graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation or, 3) graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours or, 4) graduate is on active military duty or 5) graduate is continuing education. The result reflects the average over the five-year span from 2013-2017. Fifty-five (55) of the fifty-five (55) graduates obtained employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduation.