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Radiology Technologist Schools in Indiana

This overview of radiologic technologist and technician schools in Indiana will provide you with important information that you can use in making a decision on where to pursue an education in radiologic technology. Indiana’s universities and colleges offer an array of programs in general radiologic technology as well as specialty programs in areas like magnetic resonance technology. You may also find online radiologic technologist and technician programs are a good match that can help you earn skills and experience in a flexible format with less time spent commuting. Read about the difference between radiology technologists and radiology technicians. Keep reading this page to find out more about possible careers for radiologic techs and radiologic technologist and technician schools in Indiana, including a table of top-rated rad tech programs and a list of nationally accredited radiologic technology programs .

Radiologic Technology Program Stats

  • There are 10 colleges and universities with radiologic technology degree programs in Indiana.1
  • 1 school offers a certificate program in radiologic science.1
  • 9 colleges and universities offer an associate’s degree in radiologic science.1
  • 5 colleges and universities offer a bachelor’s degree in radiologic science.1
  • 8 colleges and universities offer a master’s or advanced degree in radiologic science.1

Institution-Wide Facts

  • Highest graduation rate*: Ball State University 58%.1
  • Highest transfer-out rate*: University of Southern Indiana 38%.1
  • Highest net price per year*: University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne $17,031.1
  • Lowest net price per year*: Ivy Tech Community College $6,094.1
  • 9 radiologic technology programs are accredited by JRCERT (see below).*

*For not-for-profit schools with radiologic technology programs.

Credentialing Exam Pass Rate and Accreditation Information for Medical Imaging Schools in Indiana

We designed the following table to allow you to easily compare top-rated, not-for-profit radiologic technology and medical imaging programs in Indiana on a variety of factors. You can sort the table by clicking on the arrows in the top row. Since many state licensing boards and organizations that offer credentialing exams such as the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) require that aspiring radiologic technologists complete a recognized program, accreditation is an important factor in evaluating schools. Additionally, if you are considering transferring from an associate’s degree to a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the imaging sciences, or are interested in pursuing a specialized certificate in the future, be aware that many programs consider accreditation for previously completed programs in their admissions decisions. Finally, you should always check with your state’s licensing board to ensure that the program you are considering will meet licensure requirements.

School NameAssociate’s Imaging ProgramBachelor’s Imaging ProgramGraduate Imaging ProgramNational AccreditationCompletion Rate2*Credential Exam Pass Rate2*Job Placement Rate2*Net Price**1
Ball State UniversityYesNoNoJRCERT80%100%95%$13,369
Indiana University-KokomoYesYesNoJRCERT100%96%100%$8,718
Indiana University-Northwest (Associate’s)YesYesNoJRCERT75%96%92%$7,374
Indiana University-Northwest (Bachelor’s)YesYesNoJRCERT91.6%93.3%93%$7,374
Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort WayneNoYesNoJRCERT90%100%97%$7,270
Indiana University-Purdue University-IndianapolisNoYesNo$10,538
Indiana University School of Medicine-Indianapolis (Associate’s)YesYesYesJRCERT, JRCNMT94.6%94%93.4%
Indiana University School of Medicine-Indianapolis (Bachelor’s)YesYesYesJRCERT, JRCNMT90%88%88%
Indiana University-South Bend (Associate’s)YesYesNoJRCERT60%100%100%$9,734
Ivy Tech Community College-BloomingtonYesNoNoJRCERT100%97%93%$6,094
Ivy Tech Community College-Central IndianaYesNoNoJRCERT87%98%83%$6,094
Ivy Tech Community College-MarionYesNoNoJRCERT86%100%88%$6,094
Ivy Tech Community College-Terre HauteYesNoNoJRCERT, CAAHEP88%94%85%$6,094
University of Saint Francis-Fort WayneYesNoNoJRCERT73%100%98.4%$17,031
University of Southern IndianaNoYesNoJRCERT, CAAHEP100%95%100%$11,649
Vincennes UniversityYesNoNo$9,922

*Completion Rate, Credential Exam Pass Rate, and Job Placement Rate data are from Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Program Effectiveness Data for JRCERT-accredited programs.
**Net price is the annual cost per year for undergraduate tuition as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics based on the cost of tuition, books, room and board, and related expenses for students who qualify for in-state tuition and fees, after deducting the average financial aid award.

Accredited Medical Imaging Programs

JRCERT Accredited Radiography Programs

  • Ball State University (Indianapolis)
  • Indiana University Kokomo (Kokomo)
  • Indiana University Northwest College of Health and Human Services (Gary)
  • Indiana University School of Medicine (Indianapolis)
  • Indiana University South Bend (South Bend)
  • Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (Fort Wayne)
  • Ivy Tech Community College – Central Indiana (Indianapolis)
  • Ivy Tech Community College – Central Indiana (Marion)
  • Ivy Tech Community College – Wabash Valley Region (Terre Haute)
  • University of Saint Francis (Fort Wayne)
  • University of Southern Indiana (Evansville)

CAAHEP Accredited Sonography Programs

  • Ivy Tech Community College – Wabash Valley Region (Terre Haute)
  • University of Southern Indiana (Evansville)

JRCNMT Accredited Nuclear Medicine Technology Programs

  • Indiana University School of Medicine (Indianapolis)

Indiana Radiology Technologist Degree Programs

Indiana University

Indiana University offers a 22-month radiology technology program leading to the Associate of Science in Radiography. Students in the program will be required to commit to either being on campus for radiology technology classes or at a clinical rotation Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm In addition to program coursework and clinical work, students must also complete general college courses to fulfill degree requirements. Clinical rotations typically take place during the week, but students must also work at an affiliated clinical facility two Saturdays during the program and work an evening shift for four weeks during the program. Applicants must apply for the radiography program by November 15. The highly competitive program accepts a maximum of 37 students each year with successful applicants beginning the program in the second summer semester.

University of Southern Indiana

Graduates of the University of Southern Indiana’s radiologic technology program will earn a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic and Imaging Services degree. The four-year program, which prepares students to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam, requires students to complete general education requirements, which typically takes a year and a half. The remaining two and a half years of the program are dedicated to coursework in radiologic technology and clinical rotations at affiliated hospitals and medical facilities. Students will complete coursework in radiography pathology, radiation biology, radiographic exposure, and radiographic technology. The radiologic technology program is extremely competitive with only 20 applicants out of an estimated 50 accepted into the program each year.

University of St. Francis

The University of St. Francis confers the Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology, a two-year program that prepares graduates to sit for the ARRT exam and to begin entry level work as radiologic technologists. The program is comprised of four semesters and two eight-week summer semesters and combines radiology technology coursework with clinical rotations. Clinical rotations take place during the day and the evening with on-campus classes only scheduled during the day. Students will complete their clinical requirements at one of the university’s affiliates, such as Adams Memorial Hospital, MD Imaging, DeKalb Memorial Hospital, and Parkview Huntington.

How to Become a Radiology Technologist in Indiana

The Indiana State Department of Health’s Medical Radiology Services Program licenses radiologic technologists and technicians who want to work in the state. Applicants must complete an approved program, fill out an application, pay the applicable fee, and sit for the ARRT certification exam before being approved for a license in Indiana. Radiologic techs do not have to complete any continuing education requirements for renewal if they maintain their ARRT certification. However, ARRT-certified radiologic technologists and technicians must complete 24 continuing education credit hours and pay associated fees every two years to renew their ARRT certification.

Career Opportunities for Radiology Techs

Projected Job Growth

10.3%

Radiology Techs in Indiana from 2014-20243

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development predicts that through 2024, there will be 125 average annual job openings for radiologic technologists, based on a projected 43 average annual new openings and 82 average annual replacement openings in the state.3 Jobs growth for radiologic technologists in Indiana is expected to be fastest in the Terre Haute region, at 13% through 2024, followed closely by the Gary-Merrillville metro area, which has an anticipated job growth rate of 12% for rad techs through 2024.3 Estimated job growth for radiologic techs nationwide is projected at 9% through 2024.4 Radiology technologists and technicians in Indiana secure employment in hospitals, physicians’ offices, imaging centers, and other medical facilities, including centers such as St. Mary’s Medical Center of Evansville, Physicians Immediate Care, Memorial Hospital of South Bend, Indiana University Health, and Community Healthcare System.

Indiana Radiologic Technologist Salary and Jobs

CityNumber EmployedAverage Annual Salary
Bloomington90$52,490
Fort Wayne370$41,260
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson1,500$59,710
Lafayette-West Lafayette90$54,060
Terre Haute150$45,620

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of May 2016.

References:
1. National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Program Effectiveness Data: https://www.jrcert.org/resources/program-effectiveness-data/
3. Indiana Department of Workforce Development: http://www.hoosierdata.in.gov/
4. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, Radiologic and MRI Technologists: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/radiologic-technologists.htm#tab-6
5. Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oessrcma.htm