Saint Louis University

Program Effectiveness

The data presented here are the mandatory qualitative program outcomes that are required by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiology Technology in the Standards for an Accredited Program in Radiologic Sciences - Radiation Therapy Program. These standards can be found at jrcert.org.

Current Program Effectiveness Data reported to the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology can be found at jrcert.org.

Enrollments, Graduates and Program Completion Rate

Year of Graduation # of Students
Initially Enrolled
# Students Graduated Program Completion Rate
2013 12 12 100%
2012 12 11 92%
2011 10 8 80%
2010 8 7 88%
2009 8 7 88%
Five Year Average 90%


Enrollments are defined as the number of new students who began the program during the reporting period indicated.

Graduates are defined as the total number of students that the Radiation Therapy Program graduated during the reporting period indicated.

Program Completion Rate is calculated by dividing the number of students who complete the program within the cohort by the number who enrolled in the cohort initially and subsequently. Any student who leaves the program for any reason (medical leave, personal reasons, or course failure) is counted as not completing the program. The Radiation Therapy Program identifies a program completion rate benchmark of 80%, and is in compliance with this benchmark for the past 5 years reported, 2009- 2013.

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate

ARRT Exam Graduation Year
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
# First Time Examinees 10/11  9/10* 7/8 6/7 5/6
# of Repeat Examinees 1/11 1/10 1/8 1/7 1/6
% Pass Rates 91% 90% 86% 86% 83%
Five Year Average 88%


Credentialing Examination Pass Rate is defined as the number of graduates who pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) credentialing exam compared with the number of graduates who take the exam. Consistent with JRCERT Standards, programs must document a five year credentialing examination pass rate average of not less than 75%, at first attempt, within six months of graduation.

* One of eleven graduates in 2012 did not take the exam within six months of graduation therefore is not reported here as an examinee.

Job Placement Rate

Graduation Year # Graduates Actively
Seeking Employment
# Graduates Employed Within
12 Months of Graduation
% of Graduates Employed Within
12 Months of Graduation
2013 9 (out of 12) 6 66%
2012 10 (out of 11)
9 90%
2011 8 (out of 8) 8 100%
2010 7 (out of 7)
6 86%
2009 5 (out of 7)
5 100%
Five Year Average 88%

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. Consistent with JRCERT Standards, programs must document a five year average job placement rate of not less than 75% within six months of graduation. Radiation Therapy students graduate in August; therefore these results are reported in September. 

Annual Learning Outcomes Report

The program annually tracks the following learning outcome goals as part of its ongoing assessment plan, as required by the JRCERT. These goals are:

  1. Students will be clinically competent
  2. Students will demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking skills
  3. Students will demonstrate effective communication skills
  4. Students will demonstrate professional growth and development
This learning outcomes report for the past academic year can be found here.