Radiography Program

Radiography education prepares students to perform imaging examinations and to assist Radiologists in locating broken bones and identifying diseased body systems and organs. The University of Akron's Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology can be completed in two (2) years.  Our program is fully accredited by the:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) - an authorized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. Our program accreditation comes from the JRCERT Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiologic Sciences. Through didactic and clinical education, these national educational standards will provide you with the knowledge, skills and attributes you need for entry into and to practice this profession anywhere in the country.
Ohio Department of Health (ODH) - the authorized accrediting agency for the state of Ohio.  ODH assures compliance of our Radiography program as well as the radiologic equipment based on campus for you use to develop your clinical skills.

Our graduates are placed nationally and many have furthered their educations with specialized training in Nuclear Medicine, CT scanning, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Sonography, Radiation Therapy and many other radiologic modalities.  Other career options include advanced degrees from the University of Akron in education, business administration, sales, and marketing to name just a few.

Program Effectiveness Data

Graduation Year ARRT Exam Pass Rate* Job Placement Rate** Program Completion Rate***
2017 96% (43 out of 45) TBA 94% (47 out of 50)
2016 95% (19 out of 20) 92% (12 out of 13) 74% (20 out of 27)
2015 100% (22 out of 22) 91% (21 out of 23) 96% (23 out of 24)
2014 88% (22 out of 25) 92% (23 out of 25) 89% (23 out of 28)
2013 96% (23 out of 24) 86% (19 out of 22) 86% (24 out of 28)
5-year averages 94.9% 90.3% 86.7%

* ARRT Exam Pass Rate - 1st time examinees within 6 months of graduation

** Job Placement Rate - graduates seeking employment within 1 year of graduation

*** Program Completion Rate - number of graduates vs. the number enrolled

(This data reflects the Akron Children's Hospital Radiography Program that has since transitioned to the University of Akron, effective June 2016.  No new data on the University of Akron's Radiography Program has been collected.)