The May 2011 radiologic technology graduating class had a 100 percent pass rate on the first attempt taking the test for registry given by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Twenty-four graduates took the test. In the past, the pass rate has been in the low-.to mid-90 percentile. The accreditation agency (JRCERT) requires that a program have a 75 percent first time pass rate over a five year average, making Newman consistently above the average.
Ron Shipley, Newman University Radiologic Technology director, stated that, “Passing the registry is required for licensure in Kansas or other licensure states and to advance into other modalities. For this reason, passing the ARRT is the ultimate goal of the radiologic technology program.”