Program Effectiveness Data

In addition to the goals and student learning outcomes, the performance of the program is reflected through program effectiveness data as defined by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) (20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, 312-704-5300, www.jrcert.org).

Program effectiveness data includes the program completion rate, credentialing examination pass rate and job placement rate. Explanations of these measures and program data that correspond with the annual report most recently submitted to the JRCERT are noted below. This information can also be obtained at www.jrcert.org/resources/program-effectiveness-data. Questions about program effectiveness data should be directed to the Program Coordinator at (860) 906-5155.

The Capital Community College radiography program’s 2017 annual report to the JRCERT reflected the following five-year data from 2012-2016 graduating classes:

Completion Rate – January 1 through December 31, 2016

This is an annual measurement of the number of students that began the program divided by the number of students that actually completed the program.  Twelve students were in the graduating class beginning in January 2016 and graduated in 2016 for a 100% completion rate within that single year.  The program’s overall completion rate for the class of 2016 was 80%. Twelve of the fifteen students who began the program in 2014 went on to complete the program in 2016.

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate

The JRCERT requires reporting certification examination for the average, first attempt within six months of graduation from the program over a five-year span. The program’s credentialing examination pass rate stated as an average from the years 2012 through 2016 is 78% (fifty-two of the sixty-seven graduates).  This average is low due to two sub-standard pass rates in 2013 and 2016.  The coordinator and advisory committee have discussed, recognized and addressed this issue.  The program implemented the requirement of the TEAS test for the class of 2018 as one way to address student preparation and success.

The proceeding 5 year (2007-2011) first attempt average was 90%.

Job Placement Rate – 2012 through 2016

As identified on the returned Graduate Surveys each year, this is the number of graduates that gain employment in the radiologic sciences within one year of graduation, divided by the number of graduates that are actively seeking employment in that year. The “Job Placement Rate” reflects an average over a five-year period. The program’s job placement rate as an average from the years 2012 through 2016 is 27/29 = 92% (27 students gained employment and 29 were actively seeking employment).

As identified on the returned Graduate Surveys for the class of 2016, 7 students gained employment out of 8 who were actively seeking employment (88%)