LCSC’s Online Radiographic Science Program Ranked #4 Nationally | Idaho

LEWISTON — Lewis-Clark State College’s online radiographic sciences degree program has been ranked the fourth-best program in the nation among all colleges and universities by in its annual ranking, published this week. commended LC State for its ability to help radiologic technologists who already have their radiology technology credentials and students currently in its associate’s degree program earn their bachelor’s degree online in less than a year.

LC State was one of seven schools to earn a ranking for online radiography degree programs and the only one located west of Texas. The University of Louisiana-Monroe, Northwestern State University (La.), and East Tennessee State University were the only schools ranked ahead of LC State.

“The LC State Radiography Program is well known for its exceptional learning opportunities with courses taught by highly qualified faculty dedicated to student success,” said Krista Harwick, Division President of Nursing and LC State Health. “Students engage in hands-on experiential learning with modern equipment such as portable digital x-ray machines that they will use in healthcare settings. Our graduates are in high demand and each year the majority accept radiography jobs before graduation. »

LC State offers an associate’s degree in radiographic science on campus and bachelor’s degrees in radiographic science and radiographic science: computed tomography, both online. To earn an associate’s degree, the competitive program consists of one year of pre-professional coursework and two years of theory and professional clinical coursework. The program takes 98 credits to complete for an associate degree and then an additional 22 credits for either bachelor’s degree.

The program prepares students for the national radiography certification exam offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

LC State’s program prepares graduates to work in clinics, hospitals, and medical centers. Careers include radiographic technologists, radiography teaching professors, physician assistants/radiologists, radiology supervisors, or clinical instructors.

For the classification, researched over 7,700 accredited schools using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the schools themselves. EduMed.orgThe data science team then applied a proprietary algorithm to rank all qualified schools for each healthcare discipline. Schools with the best combinations of online learning opportunities, affordability, and student support won top honors. To be eligible, a school must hold active regional accreditation and have at least one partially online program in the subject of the ranking. Only eight percent of post-secondary institutions in the country have earned a ranking position.

Last year, ranked LC State’s online RN to BSN program as the ninth most affordable online program and the 11th best online program. LC State was one of only two schools in the entire West Region to earn such an honor.

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