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Radiology Technologist Schools in Oklahoma

There are many colleges and universities in Oklahoma offering radiologic technology programs for earning a degree or certificate to support your future career. This overview of radiologic technologist and technician programs in Oklahoma is designed to assist you in understanding your options so that you can make an informed decision. You might also consider online radiologic technologist and technician schools, which may offer courses in your interest areas in a more flexible format than traditional on campus courses. Read about the difference between radiology technologists and radiology technicians. Continue learning about radiologic technologist and technician schools in Oklahoma and where your career in radiologic technology can take you by reading below, where you will find a table of top-rated rad tech programs, a list of nationally accredited radiologic technology programs, and more.

Radiologic Technology Program Stats

  • There are 16 colleges and universities with radiologic technology degree programs in Oklahoma.1
  • 6 schools offer a certificate program in radiologic science.1
  • 9 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
  • 1 school offers a master’s or advanced degree in radiologic science.1

Institution-Wide Facts

  • Highest graduation rate*: Carl Albert State College 54%.1
  • Highest transfer-out rate*: Bacone College 53%.1
  • Highest net price per year*: Bacone College $25,029.1
  • Lowest net price per year*: Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City $5,204.1
  • 7 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 Oklahoma

We designed the following table to allow you to easily compare top-rated, not-for-profit radiologic technology and medical imaging programs in Oklahoma 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
Bacone CollegeYesYesNoJRCERT40%84%90%$25,029
Cameron UniversityYesNoNoJRCERT$9,093
Carl Albert State CollegeYesNoNo$5,328
Connors State CollegeYesNoNo$9,651
Northern Oklahoma CollegeYesNoNo$6,308
Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma CityYesNoNoCAAHEP$5,204
Rose State CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT78%98%83%$9,042
Southwestern Oklahoma State UniversityYesNoNoJRCERT57%80%93%$11,447
Tulsa Community CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT85%92%96%$5,902
University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences CenterNoYesYesJRCERT, CAAHEP, JRCNMT83%91%87%
Western Oklahoma State CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT83%78%98%$7,391

*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

  • Bacone College (Muskogee)
  • Cameron University (Lawton)
  • Rose State College (Midwest City)
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (Sayre)
  • Tulsa Community College (Tulsa)
  • University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center (Oklahoma City)
  • Western Oklahoma State College (Altus)

CAAHEP Accredited Sonography Programs

  • Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (Oklahoma City)
  • University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center (Oklahoma City)

JRCNMT Accredited Nuclear Medicine Technology Programs

  • University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center (Oklahoma City)

Oklahoma Radiology Technologist Degree Programs

Tulsa Community College

The radiography program at Tulsa Community College is a six-semester program leading to an Associate in Applied Sciences degree. The program is limited to 35 students per academic class and only offers daytime courses. Students are selected for admission on the basis of their previous college or high school GPA, their ACT or SAT scores, and the completion of general education coursework towards the AAS degree. Once admitted to the program, students begin taking classes in the summer semester. The program combines both clinical and classroom learning. Didactic courses cover both general education requirements in history, mathematics, and language arts and technical skills classes such as Radiographic Clinical Education, Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning, Radiographic Technique, Radiographic Seminar, Radiographic Physics, Radiographic Biology and Pathology, and Radiographic Special Procedures.

Oklahoma State University – Oklahoma City

Students at the Oklahoma City campus of Oklahoma State University with an interest in radiologic science can apply to the university’s Associate in Applied Science degree program in radiologic technology. The program provides students with technical skills in medical imaging and prepares them to successfully pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination. The radiologic technology program is a joint program between OSU-Oklahoma City and Metro Technology Centers; students enrolled in the program complete their general education requirements at OSU-Oklahoma City and their specialized radiology coursework at Metro Technology Centers. Students also participate in two radiologic clinical experiences at affiliated medical facilities. The 64-credit program includes the following courses: Principles of Imaging, Digital Image Acquisition and Display, Patient Care in Radiologic Sciences, Advanced Modalities, Imaging Equipment, Radiation Biology and Protection, Biological and Medical Terminology, and Human Anatomy and Physiology.

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Students enrolled in the College of Allied Health at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center may choose between four baccalaureate degree options offered by the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences; a BS in radiography, a BS in nuclear medicine, a BS in radiation therapy, and a BS in sonography. For students interested in pursuing careers as radiologic technologists or x-ray operators, the Bachelor of Science in radiography is the most relevant academic option. The program begins in the summer and consists of a 68-credit curriculum that includes a combination of clinical experiences and sequential didactic courses. Students take advanced courses in a range of radiographic topics. Sample course titles include: Medical Ethics and Law, Pathology, Radiographic Imaging, Patient Care and Management, Radiologic Physics & Radiation Protection, Research Methods in Allied Health, Image Processing and Quality, Exposure & Instrumentation, Radiographic Film Critique, Radiobiology, Sectional Anatomy and Pathology, Principles of Computed Tomography, Correlative Imaging, and Healthcare Management & Law. Students also participate in a capstone seminar course and have the option to take elective coursework in other areas of radiology such as mammography and magnetic resonance imaging.

How to Become a Radiology Technologist in Oklahoma

The state of Oklahoma does not require a license for general radiographers and radiologic technologists, although certification is required for radiologist assistants. Radiologist assistants must apply for a license from the Oklahoma Medical Board by submitting a written application request with a $25 application fee. To be approved for practice, radiologist assistants must provide evidence of certification with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and have successfully passed the ARRT exam. Additionally, radiologist assistants must complete a mandatory 50 hours of continuing education requirements every two years in order to qualify for license renewal. The Oklahoma Medical Board issues renewal notices approximately 60 days before the expiration of a license.

Career Opportunities for Radiology Techs in Oklahoma

Projected Job Growth

4.6%

Radiology Techs in Oklahoma from 2014-20243

Radiologic tech employment in Oklahoma is projected to increase 4.6% in the decade ending in 2024.3 Nationwide, the job outlook for radiologic technologists and technicians is stronger; the field is expected to grow by 9% during the same time period.4 According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 2,360 radiologic technologists and technicians are currently employed in Oklahoma, earning a mean annual income of $51,450.4 Radiologic technologists and technicians in Oklahoma can consider working at one of the top hospitals in the state, which include Baptist Medical Center of Oklahoma, Oklahoma University Medical Center, St. Francis Hospital, St. John Medical Center, and St. Anthony Hospital. Radiology techs who prefer to work in smaller, more specialized clinical environments can consider job opportunities at imaging centers. Some options in Oklahoma include Cardiac Imaging Center in Oklahoma City, DRH Imaging in Duncan, JP Imaging Center in Bartlesville, MCI Diagnostic Center in Tulsa, and Medical Plaza Imaging in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma Radiologic Technologist Salary and Jobs

CityNumber EmployedAverage Annual Salary
Lawton80$48,350
Oklahoma City990$52,930
Tulsa570$52,210

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of May 2016.6

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. Oklahoma Long-Term Occupational Outlook: https://www.ok.gov/oesc_web/
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