Radiology Technologist Schools in Maryland

The colleges and universities in Maryland offer a variety of options for earning a certificate or degree in radiologic technology. These options include general radiologic technology as well as specialized technology in areas like bone densitometry. This guide to radiologic technologist and technician schools in Maryland will help you explore your options. Online radiologic technologist and technician schools are another option that you might consider, which can offer additional flexibility compared to traditional on-campus programs. Read about the difference between radiology technologists and radiology technicians. Continue learning about radiologic technologist and technician schools in Maryland with our table of top-rated rad tech programs, list of nationally accredited radiologic technology programs, student reviews, career projections for graduates, and more by reading below.

Radiologic Technology Program Stats

  • There are 11 colleges and universities with radiologic technology degree programs in Maryland.1
  • 3 schools offer a certificate program in radiologic science.1
  • 10 colleges and universities offer an associate’s degree in radiologic science.1
  • 2 colleges and universities offer a bachelor’s degree in radiologic science.1
  • No schools offer a master’s or advanced degree in radiologic science.1

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

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

We designed the following table to allow you to easily compare top-rated, not-for-profit radiologic technology and medical imaging programs in Maryland on a variety of factors. You can sort the table by clicking on any header. 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
Anne Arundel Community CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT74%100%99%$14,076
Chesapeake CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT75%97%100%$5,428
Community College of Baltimore CountyYesNoNoJRCERT90%96%100%$8,678
Hagerstown Community CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT81%90%89%$6,747
Howard Community CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT, CAAHEP95%96%99%$10,132
Montgomery CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT, CAAHEP53%100%97%$8,748
Notre Dame of Maryland UniversityNoYesNo$21,686
Prince George’s Community CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT, JRCNMT97%89%96%$8,793
The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Certificate only)NoNoNoJRCERT, CAAHEP, JRCNMT95%98%100%
University of Maryland Medical Center (Certificate only)NoNoNoJRCERT, CAAHEP90%100%100%
Washington Adventist UniversityYesNoNoJRCERT90%$16,862
Wor-Wic Community CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT50%100%98%$7,827

*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

  • Anne Arundel Community College (Arnold)
  • Chesapeake College (Wye Mills)
  • Community College of Baltimore County (Baltimore)
  • Hagerstown Community College (Hagerstown)
  • Howard Community College (Columbia)
  • Montgomery College (Takoma Park)
  • Prince George’s Community College (Largo)
  • Washington Adventist University (Takoma Park)
  • Wor-Wic Community College (Salisbury)

CAAHEP Accredited Sonography Programs

  • Howard Community College (Columbia)
  • Montgomery College (Takoma Park)

JRCNMT Accredited Nuclear Medicine Technology Programs

  • Prince George’s Community College (Largo)

Maryland Radiology Technologist Degree Programs

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Anne Arundel Community College

Anne Arundel Community College awards the Associate of Applied Sciences in Radiologic Technology to students who successfully complete the two-year program. The required general education college coursework, which is generally completed prior to beginning the radiology technology program, takes an additional year of study. The full-time radiography program consists of on-campus coursework and labs in addition to clinical rotations at local hospitals and medical facilities. Coursework covers radiographic procedures, patient management techniques, imaging equipment maintenance and operation, and radiation protection and biology. Prospective applicants must first complete seven prerequisite courses and take the Test of Essential Academic Skills prior to applying to the program. The community college accepts applications on a rolling basis.

Howard Community College

Students at Howard Community College can earn an Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology by completing one year of general college course requirements and two years of the radiologic technology program, which combines classroom coursework and clinical rotations. Students in the radiology technology program typically take courses during the day while clinical rotations may be scheduled during the day or in the evening. Weekend work at clinical rotations may also be required. Prospective applicants to the radiologic technology program must complete all prerequisites prior to submitting an application. Applications are accepted between September 15 and February 15. Successful applicants are required to attend orientation in the spring prior to starting the program in the fall and must earn CPR certification through the American Heart Association.

Allegany College

Allegany College of Maryland features an Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology at its Cumberland campus. Students in the program will complete a mix of radiology technology courses and clinical rotations. Students may be assigned to clinical rotations at facilities in Maryland or neighboring Pennsylvania. Affiliated medical facilities include Advanced Diagnostic Radiology, Altoona Hospital, Potomac Valley Hospital, and the University of Maryland Medical System. Program coursework encompasses radiographic positioning, EKG analysis and testing, IV therapy training, and phlebotomy for health professionals. Applications for the program must be submitted by April 30 of each year with applicants required to pass the Allegany College Placement Test before submitting their application materials.

Montgomery College

Montgomery College offers an Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology program to students who want to embark on careers as radiographers. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the ARRT certification exam and are prepared to pursue additional education in order to become certified in MRI, mammography, and radiation therapy. In addition to radiographic technology coursework, students will spend extensive time at clinical rotations, working at a local medical facility eight-and-a-half hours per day on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the first year of the program and on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in the second year of the program. The summer between the first and second year requires students to work full-time at a clinical facility for 10 weeks. The competitive program accepts a maximum of 27 students each year, with incoming students beginning the program at the end of May. The application deadline for the program is March 1.

Community College of Baltimore County

The Community College of Baltimore County confers the Associate of Applied Science in Radiography to students who successfully complete its competitive 22-month program. Students in the full-time program will complete on-campus classroom work and laboratory experiences as well as field-based clinical rotations. Most of the clinical rotations will be scheduled during the day but students will also be required to occasionally work weekends, night, evening shifts to ensure a full range of experiences. The community college places students in clinical rotations at Franklin Square Hospital Center, St. Joseph Medical Center, Maryland General Hospital, and Harbor Hospital. Successful applicants, who must complete prerequisite courses before submitting an application, begin the program in July.

How to Become a Radiology Technologist in Maryland

Radiologic technologists and technicians must be licensed to work in the state of Maryland. The Maryland Board of Physicians licenses radiologic techs in the state. Eligibility requirements for licensure include graduating from an approved radiography program, paying the application fee, and becoming certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The licensing process generally takes between two weeks and a month. To become ARRT-certified, radiologic technologists and technicians must have completed an approved radiography program and have passed the ARRT exam. Both Maryland licensure and ARRT certification must be renewed every two years. The ARRT requires radiologic technologists and technicians to complete 24 credit hours of continuing education for renewal while the Maryland Board of Physicians requires evidence that the ARRT education requirements have been fulfilled.

Career Opportunities for Radiology Techs

Projected Job Growth


Radiology Techs in Maryland from 2016-20263

Projections are that radiologic technologists and technicians in Maryland will see jobs growth of 16.5% between 2016 and 2026, with the estimated 4,050 positions in 2016 increasing to 4,720 by 2026.3 This is faster than the projected growth rate of 12% for radiologic technologists nationwide during the same time period.4 Radiologic technologists and technicians in Maryland earn an average annual salary of $68,450.5 Radiologic technologists and technicians secure employment in a variety of settings, including hospitals, universities, government agencies, medical facilities, imaging centers, and physicians’ offices. Major health centers and organizations in Maryland that hire radiologic techs include Progressive Radiology, Community Radiology Associates, Mercy Medical Center, University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Patient First, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Franklin Square Hospital.

Maryland Radiologic Technologist Salary and Jobs

CityNumber EmployedAverage Annual Salary
Hagerstown-Martinsburg MD-WV230$61,000
Salisbury MD-DE350$59,320
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria DC-VA-MD-WV3,060$73,090

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of May 2018.6

Student Reviews

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Community College of Baltimore County
7201 Rossville Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21237
(410) 682-6000

Student Review: “This program was great in preparing me for the workforce and obtaining a position in the field of Radiation Therapy. As a part of the Radiologic Technology field, this specific program really tailored to its students. I liked the small classroom size of about 15 students. This helped enable me to have the time to ask questions and ensure I thoroughly understood the material. I liked that the staff was helpful and readily available when I needed assistance. The part of the program that I disliked was that the instructors did not provide help in finding a job post-graduation, but this was a fact I already knew when entering the program. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone who was considering a job in the radiologic technology field, especially the specialized area of Radiation Therapy.”
-Student at Community College of Baltimore County

Hagerstown Community College
11400 Robinwood Dr
Hagerstown, MD 21742
(240) 500-2000

Student Review: “The Radiology program at Hagerstown Community College was very difficult but very rewarding. Through the whole process in all the classes, we continued to have the same teacher. Which was excellent because she was a great teacher who knew her materials and would treat us as if we were workers and not students. She also knew what we should already know from her previous classes and would occasionally conjoin the classes and make for example medical terminology last two classes versus the one class. I loved that the teacher would push us in our education, and if we missed a class or anything she treated it like a job. Some people actually failed the class because they didn’t take the classes seriously.”
-Student at Hagerstown Community College

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. Projections Central Long Term Occupational Projections: https://projectionscentral.com/Projections/LongTerm
4. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, Radiologic and MRI Technologists: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/radiologic-technologists.htm
5. Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2018 Occupational Employment and Wages, Radiologic Technologists: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292034.htm
6. Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oessrcma.htm