Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
The JRCERT is the only organization recognized by USDE and CHEA to accredit traditional and distance delivery educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, and medical dosimetry. JRCERT accreditation of an educational program provides students, as graduates, assurance that the educational program will provide them with the requisite knowledge, skills, and values to competently perform the range of professional responsibilities expected by potential employers nationwide. It also assures they will be eligible for licensure in each of the 50 states. By requiring programs to teach the entire curriculum developed by the professional society, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), it also assures students will have the foundation knowledge to continue to develop as professionals in the various fields within the radiation sciences.
The Radiographic Science Program at Idaho State University is programmatically accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Our current accreditation award is eight (8) years. The next scheduled review is April 2023.
Idaho State University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. As summarized by the NWCCU, "Regional accreditation of post secondary institutions is a voluntary, non-governmental, self-regulatory process of quality assurance and institutional improvement. It recognizes higher education institutions for performance, integrity, and quality to merit the confidence of the educational community and the public. Accreditation or pre accreditation by a post secondary regional accrediting agency qualifies institutions and enrolled students for access to federal funds to support teaching, research, and student financial aid."
"The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) is an independent, non-profit membership organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the regional authority on educational quality and institutional effectiveness of higher education institutions in the seven-state Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. It fulfills its mission by establishing accreditation criteria and evaluation procedures by which institutions are reviewed."
"The Commission oversees regional accreditation for 162 institutions. Its decision-making body consists of up to twenty-six Commissioners who represent the public and the diversity of higher education institutions within the Northwest region." nwccu.org
The national ARRT Credentialing Examination Pass Rate for the past 10 years is an average of 90%, our program’s average is 96%. For the past 5 years (2015-2019) our graduates' Credentialing Examination Pass rate is 94%. To put this in perspective, 99 students took the exam during the past 5 years, and 6 students did not pass on the first attempt.
Admissions Data for the past 6 years.
|Radiographic Science Admissions Data/Effectiveness Data|
|Number of applications:||41||37||34||38||25||24|
|Number of applicants meeting minimum criteria:||41||34||28||35||24||22|
|Number of applicants admitted:||21||21||21||21||21||21|
|Number of alternates ranked:||10||9||9||9||3||1|
|Number of alternates used:||0||1||0||1||0||1|
|Average GPA of admitted students:||3.63||3.68||3.63||3.78||3.64||3.61|
|Residency of admitted students:||Idaho 20||Idaho 21||Idaho 20 Hawaii 1||
Idaho 20 Washington 1
|Idaho 19 CA 1 UT 1||Idaho 20, Washington 1|
|Program Completion Rate:||18/18||20/20||21/21||20/21||21/21||20/21|
|Graduates employed/Graduates seeking employment
(within 12 months of graduation)
|Job Placement Rate:||94%||100%||100%||100%||100%||100%|
|Five Year Placement Rate 2016-2020: 100%|
The program faculty and advisory committee regularly evaluate the program to assure that it is in alignment with the Mission and Goals of the University and Program. The links below will explain the purpose, philosophy, mission, and core values of the program and how the program measures goals and outcomes. These links will retrieve the program's assessment plans for the last few years. The last link is a student driven assessment. Continuous quality Improvement guides program officials in looking for opportunities to improve in all aspects of the collegiate experience provided to our customers, the students.