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Pass Rates

Student and Graduate Achievement

The diagnostic medical sonography program boasts a 100 percent graduate pass rate for the ARDMS Sonography Principles and Instrumentation Examination for the last five years (overall national average 65 percent).

The program also boasts a 91 percent graduate pass rate for the ARDMS OB/GYN Examination for the last five years (overall national average 75 percent) and a 90 percent for the Vascular Technology Examination (overall national average 69 percent). In addition, the program has had a 100 percent graduate pass rate for the ARDMS Abdomen Examination for the last five years (overall national average 77 percent).

The program has had a 91 percent graduation rate over the past five years. The program offers nationally certified radiographers (ARRT) the opportunity for educational advancement leading to an exciting and rewarding career in diagnostic medical sonography.


The following chart details the attrition, job placement, and success rates of our program participants and graduates. See below for definitions and abbreviations that apply to this chart.

Year Attrition Rate Job Placement Rate Credential Success Rates 
2020 14% (6 of 7) 100% (6 of 6) SPI - 100% (5 of 6)
ABD - 83% (5 of 5)
OB/GYN - 100% (5 of 5)
VASC - 83% (5 of 6)
2019 0% (0 of 9) 100% (9 of 9) SPI - 100% (9 of 9)
ABD - 100% (9 of 9)
OB/GYN - 67% (6 of 9)
VASC - 83% (5 of 6)
2018 22% (2 of 9) 100% (7 of 7) SPI - 100% (7 of 7)
ABD - 100% (7 of 7)
OB/GYN - 86% (6 of 6)
VASC - 86% (6 of 7)
2017 0% (0 of 6) 100% (6 of 6) SPI - 100% (6 of 6)
ABD - 100% (6 of 6)
OB/GYN - 100% (6 of6)
VASC - 100% (6 of 6)
2016 25% (2 of 8) 100% (6 of 6) SPI - 100% (6 of 6)
ABD - 100% (6 of 6)
OB/GYN - 100% (6 of 6)
VASC - 83% (5 of 6)
2015 12.5% (1 of 8) 100% (7 of 7) SPI - 100% (7 of 7)
ABD - 100% (7 of 7)
OB/GYN - 100% (7 of 7)


Definitions & Abbreviations

Attrition: This percentage is calculated by dividing the number of students who did not complete the program by the number of students who started the program. 
 
Job Placement Rate: This percentage is calculated based on the number of graduates who are actively seeking employment and are employed within six months of graduation. 
 
Credential Success Rate: This percentage is calculated based on the number of students who are first-time examinees, take the exam within one year of graduation and earn either an abdomen or OB/GYN credential.

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