Performance Data

ECC Radiography Class of 2018

National Certification Examination, RT(R) (ARRT) credentials, (First attempt pass rate): 100%

Program Accreditation Information

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) is the only agency recognized by the States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) for the accreditation of traditional and distance delivery educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, and medical dosimetry. Specialized accreditation awarded by the JRCERT offers institutions significant value by providing peer evaluation and by assuring the public of quality professional education in the radiologic sciences.

The Edgecombe Community College Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The JRCERT site visit was conducted in April of 2017. The program has been awarded 8-year accreditation which the maximum duration that may be awarded by the JRCERT. Edgecombe Community College is regionally accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Program Effectiveness data is available on the JRCERT and Edgecombe Community College websites.

The continuing accreditation status of the program was considered at the July 20, 2017 meeting of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. The program was evaluated according to the Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiography (2014).

An interim report will be required. The projected date for submission of the interim report is the Second Quarter of 2021. Based on the interim report, the JRCERT will determine if the accreditation award of eight years will be maintained or reduced and the continuing accreditation process expedited.
If the accreditation award is maintained, the next site visit is tentatively scheduled for the Second Quarter of 2025

Contact Information for the JRCERT

20 N. Wacker Drive, Ste. 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone (312) 704-5300
Fax (312) 704-5304
Website www.jrcert.org
E-mail mail@jrcert.org

Each year in an annual report, the Edgecombe Community College Radiography Program reports the following program effectiveness data to the JRCERT: five-year average credentialing examination rate (CER), five-year average job placement rate (JPR) and annual program completion rate (ACR). Calculating five-year data is based upon rolling five-year periods, using the most current consecutive five years. The program uses the five-year annual raw data.

Program Effectiveness Data (PED) 2014 – 2017

JRCERT Program data – Credentialing Examination Rate (CER)

5-year average CER of not less than 75% within 6 months

Year # of students took Exam (Annually calculated by examination date) # of students passed on 1st attempt (within 6 mo.) Percent of passing Comment
2014 15 13 87% 3 graduates of 2013 took exam in 2014 or 2015 – exempt from data*
2015 17 15 88% 1 graduate of 2014 took exam in 2015 – exempt*
2016 12 10 83%
  • 1 graduate of 2016 took exam three times and passed on the third try
  • 1 graduate took exam one time and did not pass–has not taken second attempt to date
  • 1 student currently in MRI school and has not pursued the ARRT registry to date
  • UPDATE: student passed the ARRT registry on first attempt beyond the reporting period
2017 9 8 89% 1 graduate of 2017, took the ARRT exam twice and did not pass
2018 15 15 100%
  • All students took exam within two months post-graduation
  • 1 uncounted student exempt from data – cannot statistically count returned student (student passed registry on 1st attempt)
2014 – 2018: Raw Data Calculation: = 61 ÷ 68 = 89.7
Five year average CER is 90%

Job Placement Rate (JPR)

5-year average JPR of NOT less than 75% within 12 months

Year # of graduates actively sought employment # of graduates found employment w/in above time frame Percent of Job Placement Comments
RADIOGRAPHY JOB
2014 8 7 88%
  • 8 of 16 – students entered other modality/continued education
  • 7 of 8 – seeking employment found jobs within 1 year of employment
2015 8 8 100%
  • 9 of 17 – students entered other modality/continued education
  • 17 graduates:
    • 5 enrolled in CT program
    • 3 enrolled in MRI program
    • 1 moved out of state and did not actively seek employment
    • 8 graduates actively sought employment and found a job within 1 year of graduation
  • 8 of 8 – seeking employment found jobs w/in 1 year of graduation
 2016 5 5 100%
  • 13 Graduates:
    • 7 of 13 students entered other modality/continued education
    • 2 enrolled in mammography
    • 3 enrolled in MRI
    • 1 dual enrolled in mammography and MRI
    • 1 enrolled in CT
  • 5 of 5 graduates actively sought employment and found a job within one year of graduation
  • 1 student not actively seeking employment (baby)
  • In addition, 9 of the 13 students who entered other modality found employment as well present or post modality program.
2017 3 3 100% 9 graduates:

  • 3 (enrolled in CT)
  • 2 (enrolled in Radiation Therapy)
  • 3 of 3 graduates actively sought employment and found a job within 3 months of graduation
  • 1 student not actively seeking employment or higher education
2018 6 6 100% 15 graduates:

14/15 students entered other modality or/and secured job)

  • 1 uncounted student exempt from data- cannot be statistically counted due to returned student (student did secure job)
  • 5 (enrolled in CT)
  • 3 (enrolled in Mammo)
  • 1 (enrolled in MRI)
  • 6 (actively seeking jobs found employment within 3 months of post-graduation)
  • 1 not actively seeking employment to date
2014 – 2018: Raw Data Calculation: = 29 ÷ 30 = 96.7
Five year average JPR is 97%

Note: To better understand the JRCERT Standard Five – Objective 5-2 to assist the public in understanding why the number of graduates employed may differ from the number of graduates, the accreditation 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

Annual Program Completion Rate (ACR): Annual Benchmark 60%

Year # Students Entered # Students Graduated % Completion Comments
2014 24 16 67%
2015 22 17 77%
  • 1 change of profession to NA program
  • 1 went back to original profession as a LEO
  • 1 went back to work full-time as a NA
  • 2 did not meet program grade requirements
2016 18 13 72.2%
  • 2-change of major
  • 1-did not meet program grade requirements
  • 2-personal reasons
  • 1-pregnancy

*Gained 1 repeat student from previous cohort

2017 13 9 69.2%
  • 1-did not meet program grade requirements
  • 2-change of major
  • 1-pregnancy, returned to graduate SP2018
2018 16 15 93.8% (cannot statistically count returned student)

  • 1-did not meet program grade requirement (summer 2017)
  • 1-returned (spring 2018)
2014 – 2018: Raw Data Calculation: 70 ÷ 93 = 75.3
Five year average ACR is 75.3%

* Note: Not included in the data collection – exempt – beyond the 6-month time period.

Previous Years’ Data

2013-2017 Radiography Program Effectiveness Data

Updated: 09/28/2018