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Radiology Technologist Schools in Ohio

Ohio’s colleges and universities offer a wide variety of programs in radiologic technology, from general radiologic technology to specialized radiologic technology like mammography, sonography, and radiation therapy. This guide to radiologic technologist and technician schools in Ohio will help you find the school and program that are right for you. As an alternative to traditional classroom-based study, you may find that online radiologic technologist and technician schools are a more suitable option for your scheduling needs. Read about the difference between radiology technologists and radiology technicians. Keep reading this page to find further information about radiologic technologist and technician schools in Ohio, including a table of top-rated rad tech programs and list of nationally accredited radiologic technology programs, as well as student reviews and information about potential career paths for radiologic techs.

Radiologic Technology Program Stats

  • There are 27 colleges and universities with radiologic technology degree programs in Ohio.1
  • 9 schools offer a certificate program in radiologic science.1
  • 24 colleges and universities offer an associate’s degree in radiologic science.1
  • 3 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

Institution-Wide Facts

  • Highest graduation rate*: Ohio State University 84%.1
  • Highest transfer-out rate*: University of Rio Grande 37%.1
  • Highest net price per year*: University of Rio Grande $30,389.1
  • Lowest net price per year*: Eastern Gateway Community College $3,125.1
  • 23 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 Ohio

We designed the following table to allow you to easily compare top-rated, not-for-profit radiologic technology and medical imaging programs in Ohio 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
Aultman College of Nursing and Health SciencesYesNoNoJRCERT76%$17,300
Bowling Green State University-FirelandsYesNoNoCAAHEP$10,916
Central Ohio Technical CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT, CAAHEP53%99%84%$9,219
Cincinnati State Technical and Community CollegeYesNoNoCAAHEP$5,438
Cleveland Clinic Health System-School of Diagnostic ImagingYesNoNo
Columbus State Community CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT95%93%91%$5,448
Cuyahoga Community College DistrictYesNoNoJRCERT, CAAHEP, JRCNMT71%85%90%$4,309
Eastern Gateway Community CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT75%89%100%$3,125
James A. Rhodes State CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT44%96%85%$8,172
Kent State University at AshtabulaYesNoNoJRCERT39%100%96%$8,411
Kent State University at Salem (Associate’s)YesYesNoJRCERT90%100%91%$8,599
Kent State University at Salem (Bachelor’s)YesYesNoJRCERT100%98%100%$8,599
Kettering CollegeYesYesNoJRCERT, CAAHEP74%89%91%$20,057
Lakeland Community CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT46%96%80%$7,505
Lorain County Community CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT, CAAHEP83%96%90%$3,382
Marion Technical CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT, CAAHEP80%87%93%$6,224
Mercy College of OhioYesNoNoJRCERT87%92%97%$18,181
North Central State CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT76%100%95%$4,724
Ohio State University-Main CampusNoYesNoJRCERT, CAAHEP89%100%100%$17,971
Owens Community CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT, CAAHEP79%$6,177
Shawnee State UniversityYesNoNoJRCERT95%89%79%$13,632
Sinclair Community CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT61%99%90%$3,949
University of Akron Main CampusYesNoNoJRCERT$16,568
University of Cincinnati-CincinnatiNoYesNoJRCERT, JRCNMT$19,978
University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT62%98%96%$11,871
University of FindlayYesNoNoCAAHEP, JRCNMT$20,129
University of Rio GrandeYesNoNoJRCERT, CAAHEP77%79%100%$30,389
Washington State Community CollegeYesNoNo$7,449
Xavier UniversityYesNoNoJRCERT93%78%89%$27,757
Zane State CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT75%100%88%$7,985

*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

  • Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences (Canton)
  • Central Ohio Technical College (Newark)
  • Columbus State Community College (Columbus)
  • Cuyahoga Community College District (Parma)
  • Eastern Gateway Community College (Steubenville)
  • James A. Rhodes State College (Lima)
  • Kent State University at Ashtabula (Ashtabula)
  • Kent State University at Salem (Salem)
  • Kettering College (Kettering)
  • Lakeland Community College (Kirtland)
  • Lorain County Community College (Elyria)
  • Marion Technical College (Marion)
  • Mercy College of Ohio (Toledo)
  • North Central State College (Mansfield)
  • Ohio State University-Main Campus (Columbus)
  • Owens Community College (Toledo)
  • Shawnee State University (Portsmouth)
  • Sinclair Community College (Dayton)
  • University of Akron Main Campus (Akron)
  • University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College (Blue Ash)
  • University of Rio Grande (Rio Grande)
  • Xavier University (Cincinnati)
  • Zane State College (Zanesville)

CAAHEP Accredited Sonography Programs

  • Bowling Green State University-Firelands (Huron)
  • Central Ohio Technical College (Newark)
  • Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (Cincinnati)
  • Cuyahoga Community College District (Parma)
  • Kettering College (Kettering)
  • Lorain County Community College (Elyria)
  • Marion Technical College (Marion)
  • Ohio State University-Main Campus (Columbus)
  • Owens Community College (Toledo)
  • University of Findlay (Findlay)
  • University of Rio Grande (Rio Grande)

JRCNMT Accredited Nuclear Medicine Technology Programs

  • Cuyahoga Community College District (Parma)
  • University of Findlay (Findlay)
  • University of Cincinnati-Cincinnati (Cincinnati)

Ohio Radiology Technologist Degree Programs

Columbus State Community College

The radiography program at Columbus State Community College seeks to prepare participants to be competent clinical radiographers and also to develop a lifelong appreciation for learning, professionalism, critical thinking, and compassionate care. The two-year Associate of Applied Science degree follows an extensive academic plan that uses both didactic and clinical methods of education. The curriculum also includes the opportunity to learn about generalized radiography as well as specialized radiologic areas such as digital imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, and vascular interventional radiography. The program emphasizes safety procedures for radiologic protection in the work environment. The academic program includes the following courses: Radiographic Processes, Medical Terminology, Human Anatomy, Responding to Emergencies, Radiographic Exposure, Digital Imaging, Sectional Anatomy, Biology and Protection, and Radiographic Pathology. There are 73 total credit hours in the program. The program begins in the summer quarter of each year and is highly competitive.

Kent State University

Kent State University offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in radiologic technology through its Salem campus. The program focuses on medical imaging and combines both university coursework and hospital clinical experiences for a total of 71 semester credit hours. By the end of the program, students will be prepared to successfully pass the ARRT examination and to enter the professional world of clinical radiologic technology. The AAS program is designed not only to produce competent clinical professionals, but also to equip students with a liberal arts education that will broaden their critical thinking skills, ethical framework, and views of service and care to the community. For students who wish to further their education in more specialized practice areas, the Salem campus also offers a Bachelor of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Technology degree. Bachelor’s degree students may focus their area of study in computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, diagnostic medical sonography, nuclear medicine technology, or radiation therapy.

University of Cincinnati—Raymond Walters College

Students at the University of Cincinnati can earn an Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology on the Blue Ash campus. The college offers more than 60 associate degree areas and is an open admission institution that caters to the educational needs of the community. The two-year radiologic technology program begins in the fall quarter and includes a summer quarter between the freshman and sophomore years. The degree program includes both classroom and clinical learning. To complete the degree, students take professionally-focused classes that include Anatomy & Physiology, First Emergency Responder, Radiographic Image Analysis, Radiologic Science & Imaging, Human Sectional Anatomy, Radiographic Pathology, Effective Public Speaking, Advanced Imaging & Patient Care, and Issues in Radiologic Technology. Students complete the clinical aspect of their program through University of Cincinnati partnerships with Bethesda North Hospital, Bethesda Arrow Springs, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, The Christ Hospital, The University Hospital, Mercy Hospital Mount Airy, University of Cincinnati Surgical Center, and Veteran Affairs Medical Center.

Central Ohio Technical College

Central Ohio Technical College is a public two-year institution with campuses in Newark, Coshocton, Knox, and Pataskala. Although the Associate of Applied Science degree in radiologic technology typically takes two years to complete, students have the opportunity to complete the program in three years with part-time study if they require more flexibility in their daily schedules and cannot accommodate full-time enrollment. Central Ohio Technical College maintains two fully equipped radiology laboratories so that students can practice using digital imaging equipment right on campus. Additionally, students have the opportunity to participate in multiple clinical rotations at a variety of radiology departments. The rotational model allows students to experience diverse radiology experiences with a variety of patients to get a more comprehensive feel for the field. Sample courses in the radiologic technology curriculum at COTC include: Medical Terminology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Radiation Physics, Radiologic Anatomy and Positioning, Patient Care & Management, Cultural Diversity, Principles of Radiographic Exposure, Cross Sectional Anatomy, Radiobiology and Radiation Protection, Principles of Pathology for Radiographers, Radiologic Imaging Modalities, and Current Issues in Allied Health. Upon graduation from the program, students will be prepared to successfully pass the ARRT examination and will possess the skills necessary to be effective communicators and critical thinkers while working as clinically competent radiologic technologists.

Washington State Community College

Washington State Community College, in cooperation with Marietta Memorial Hospital, affords students the opportunity to earn an Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology. Students in the two-year program complete all radiology technology coursework on campus at the community college while fulfilling clinical rotation requirements at one of several affiliate medical facilities, including Marietta Memorial Hospital, Selby General Hospital, and Camden Clark Medical Center. Program participants typically complete general education requirements prior to beginning the radiologic technology program. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible after December 1. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam.

How to Become a Radiology Technologist in Ohio

To become a certified radiologic technologist or technician in Ohio individuals must apply for licensure through the Ohio Department of Health. The department offers the following types of licenses: radiation therapist, nuclear medicine technologists, general x-ray operator, and radiographer. License applicants must successfully pass the ARRT exam or an equivalent state exam. The only exception is for nuclear medicine technologists, who instead must pass the NMTCB exam. Additionally, general x-ray machine operators may work under the supervision of a licensed radiographer while enrolled in an accredited rad tech education program. The initial fee for licensing is $65, with a $45 renewal fee. To be eligible for license renewal, individuals must complete 12 credits of continuing education a year. Topics for continuing education may include safety and protection practices, quality control, radiographic imaging, and equipment management.

Career Opportunities for Radiology Techs in Ohio

Projected Job Growth

9.7%

Radiology Techs in Ohio from 2014-20243

Radiologic tech employment in Ohio is projected to increase 9.7% in the decade ending in 2024, with 259 projected annual job openings per year.3 This compares favorably to the projected national job growth rate of 9% for rad techs over the same time period.4 With over 8,700 radiologic technologists and technicians employed in the state, job prospects are good for aspiring radiology techs in Ohio.5 On average, Ohio radiologic technologists and technicians earn $53,390 a year.5 Well-known hospitals and medical centers that hire radiologic technologists in Ohio include Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Grant Medical Center, Christ Hospital, Riverside Methodist Hospital, Akron General Medical Center, St. Elizabeth Health Center, Metro Health Medical Center, and Miami Valley Hospital. Radiology technologists and technicians in Ohio can also consider job opportunities at smaller imaging centers such as Advantage Diagnostics, Beavercreek Medical Imaging, Brunswick Radiology, Kent Imaging, and Northern Ohio Imaging Center.

Ohio Radiologic Technologist Salary and Jobs

CityNumber EmployedAverage Annual Salary
Akron550$52,690
Canton-Massillon280$48,920
Canton-Massillon280$48,920
Cleveland-Elyria1,830$56,570
Columbus1,470$55,790
Dayton620$50,840
Toledo630$57,700

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of May 2016.6

Student Reviews

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Washington State Community College
710 Colegate Dr
Marietta, OH 45750
(740) 374-8716
http://www.wscc.edu/

Student Review: “After medical school, I decided that what I really wanted to do was take x-rays for a living, so I left residency and applied to Washington State Community College’s radiologic technology program. It was a very good experience and well worth the two years of work and tuition. The class size was relatively small, only ten, and the teachers were able to give excellent one-on-one tutelage both in class and in the hospital x-ray suites. The college was affiliated with four hospitals where we got lots of hands-on experience: Marietta Memorial, Selby General, St. Joseph’s, and Camden Clark Memorial. Tuition was very reasonable which was good because at this point in my academic career, I had maxed out my federal aid. I formed lasting friendships with my classmates while we studied, commuted, and spent our spare time together. The campus facilities at WSCC were very accommodating: plenty of parking, short walks to classes, and comfortable classrooms and study areas. The staff at the affiliated hospitals were quite friendly and coached us on how to take superior radiographic images. The only drawback was the commute: the campus was not very close to two of the hospitals. But this inconvenience was minor.” – Student at Washington State Community College
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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. Ohio Department of Job and Family Services: http://ohiolmi.com/proj/OhioJobOutlook.htm
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 2016 Occupational Employment and Wages, Radiologic Technologists: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292034.htm
6. Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oessrcma.htm