Performance Data

ECC Radiography Class of 2021

National Certification Examination, RT(R) (ARRT) credentials, (First attempt pass rate): 94%
13/14 students have passed the national certification exam by May 2021.

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 was required for the Second Quarter of 2021. Based on the interim report review, the JRCERT determined the maintenance of accreditation award of eight years.
Accreditation award is maintained and 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) 2017 – 2021

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 graduation date) # of students passed on 1st attempt (within 6 mo.) Percent of passing Comment
2017 9 8 89% 1 graduate of 2017, took the ARRT exam twice and did not pass
2018 16 16 100%
  • All students took exam within two months post-graduation
  • 1 exempt student – cannot statistically count returned student beyond 150% (student passed registry on 1st attempt)
2019 17 15 88%
  • All 17 students successfully passed the registry by December 2019
  • 2 students did not pass on first attempt
  • exempt student – cannot statistically count returned student beyond 150% (student passed registry on 1st attempt)
2020 12 12 100% 12 out of 13 graduates took the exam within 6 months of graduation. (One student has not taken her exam to date and is excluded from the reporting period)
2021 14 13 93% 14 out of 14 graduates took the exam within 6 months of graduation. 1 student did not pass on the first attempt.
2017 – 2021: Raw Data Calculation: = 64 ÷ 68 = 94.1
Five year average CER is 94%

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
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 7 7 100% 16 graduates:

16/16 students entered other modality or/and secured job

  • 5 enrolled in CT
  • 3 enrolled in Mammo
  • 1 enrolled in MRI
  • 7 actively seeking jobs found employment within 3-months post-graduation
2019 8 8 100% 17 graduates:

  • 1 uncounted student, exempt from data cannot be statistically counted due to returned student but student did secure employment within 6 months of graduation and enrolled in Mammography
  • 3 enrolled in ECC CT school
  • 3 enrolled in ECC MRI school
  • 2 enrolled in ECC Mammography
  • 8 secured jobs within 3 months post-graduation
2020 3 3 100% 13 graduates

  • 4 enrolled & completed the ECC Mammo course
  • 2 enrolled & completed the CT course (1 ECC, 1 PCC)
  • 3 enrolled in ECC MRI program
  • 3 secured jobs within 8 months post-graduation
  • 1 not actively seeking employment (change of profession/career)
2021 8 8 100% 14 graduates

  • 4 enrolled & completed the ECC Mammo course
  • 1 enrolled in Radiation Therapy at PCC
  • 8 actively seeking secured jobs within 6 months of graduation
  • 1 not actively seeking employment (not counted in analysis)
2017 – 2021: Raw Data Calculation: = 29 ÷ 29 = 1
Five year average JPR is 100%

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
2017 13 9 69.2%
  • 1-did not meet program grade requirements
  • 2-change of major
  • 1-pregnancy, returned to graduate Spring 2018
2018 16 15 93.8%
  • Cannot statistically count returned student
  • 1-did not meet program grade requirement (during summer 2017)
  • 1-returned Spring 2018
2019 17 16 94.1
  • 1-changed major to College Transfer after completion of Fall 2017 semester
  • 1-returned Summer 2018 (cannot statistically count returned student in data)
2020 16 13 81.3%
  • 2-change of majors
  • 1-did not meet academic requirements
2021 16 14 87.5%
  • 1-change of major
  • 1-did not meet program grade requirements
2017 – 2021: Raw Data Calculation: 67 ÷ 78 = 85.9
Five year average ACR is 86%

2020 Performance Data

Updated: 1/28/2022