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Radiology Technologist Schools in Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s diverse colleges and universities provide a variety of options for earning a degree in radiologic technology. This guide to radiologic technologist and technician schools in Wisconsin provides key information so that you can make an informed choice. Online radiologic technologist and technician schools are also an option; online programs in radiologic technology can provide flexible avenues for self-directed study while still including opportunities to collaborate with peers. Read about the difference between radiology technologists and radiology technicians. Continue learning about radiologic technologist and technician schools in Wisconsin with our table of top-rated rad tech programs, list of nationally accredited radiologic technology programs, and more by reading below.

Radiologic Technology Program Stats

  • There are 15 colleges and universities with radiologic technology degree programs in Wisconsin.1
  • 1 school offers a certificate program in radiologic science.1
  • 10 colleges and universities offer an associate’s degree in radiologic science.1
  • 6 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*: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 68%.1
  • Highest transfer-out rate*: Marian University 41%.1
  • Highest net price per year*: Bellin College $26,935.1
  • Lowest net price per year*: Blackhawk Technical College $7,771.1
  • 12 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 Wisconsin

We designed the following table to allow you to easily compare top-rated, not-for-profit radiologic technology and medical imaging programs in Wisconsin 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
Bellin CollegeNoYesNoJRCERT80%$26,935
Blackhawk Technical CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT, CAAHEP83%100%85%$7,771
Chippewa Valley Technical CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT, CAAHEP83%99%98%$11,130
Concordia University-WisconsinNoYesNoCAAHEP$25,764
Gateway Technical CollegeYesNoNo$8,587
Lakeshore Technical CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT73%90%96%$8,838
Madison Area Technical CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT100%97%93%$10,606
Marian UniversityNoYesNoJRCERT60%$21,628
Milwaukee Area Technical CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT92%99%91%$9,969
Moraine Park Technical CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT86%87%87%$9,173
Mount Mary UniversityNoYesNo$16,576
Northcentral Technical CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT63%100%88%$10,346
Northeast Wisconsin Technical CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT, CAAHEP64%100%89%$9,761
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (Bachelor’s)NoYesYesJRCERT, JRCNMT98%100%98%$13,265
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (Master’s)NoYesYesJRCERT100%84%100%$13,265
University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeNoYesNoJRCERT, CAAHEP100%$14,747
Western Technical CollegeYesNoNoJRCERT82%95%93%$8,487

*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

  • Bellin College (Green Bay)
  • Blackhawk Technical College (Janesville)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (Eau Claire)
  • Lakeshore Technical College (Cleveland)
  • Madison Area Technical College (Madison)
  • Marian University (Oshkosh)
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College (Milwaukee)
  • Moraine Park Technical College (Fond du Lac)
  • Northcentral Technical College (Wausau)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (Green Bay)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (La Crosse)
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Milwaukee)
  • Western Technical College (LaCrosse)

CAAHEP Accredited Sonography Programs

  • Blackhawk Technical College (Janesville)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (Eau Claire)
  • Concordia University Wisconsin (Milwaukee)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (Green Bay)
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Milwaukee)

JRCNMT Accredited Nuclear Medicine Technology Programs

  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (La Crosse)

Wisconsin Radiology Technologist Degree Programs

Marian University

Students in Marian University’s radiologic technology program will complete four years of coursework and clinical rotations to earn a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology. Students will spend the first two years of the program completing general college requirements in English, humanities, anatomy and physiology, and life systems before beginning radiologic technology coursework. Students will also complete a minimum of 1,900 hours of work in the field during the program with clinical rotations assigned in various areas including MRI and cardiac catheterization. Clinical rotations take place at one of the university’s affiliated medical facilities including Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics.

Mount Mary College

Mount Mary College, in conjunction with Froedtert Hospital and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, features a four-year undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology. Students spend their freshman and sophomore years on the Mount Mary College campus, completing all general college coursework before applying to the radiologic technology program at one of the two affiliated hospitals. Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA during their first two years to be eligible for admission to the radiologic technology program. The second two years of the program are spent on site at Froedtert Hospital or Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, where students participate in intensive radiography course work and clinical fieldwork.

Concordia University Wisconsin

Concordia University Wisconsin confers the Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology upon successful completion of the four-year program. Students will spend the first two years of the undergraduate program on campus at Concordia University completing general education and liberal arts coursework. The final two years are spent in an accredited radiology technology program at an affiliated hospital, where students will complete clinical rotations and radiologic technology coursework. Students are not guaranteed a spot in the competitive radiology technology program upon completion of general coursework. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in their freshman and sophomore years to be considered for a clinical placement. Approximately 25 to 30 students enter the program each year with an average of 15 students assigned clinical placements each year.

How to Become a Radiology Technologist in Wisconsin

Radiologic technologists and technicians must be licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to work in the state of Wisconsin. To become licensed in Wisconsin, radiologic techs must first become certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). ARRT certification requires that radiologic techs have graduated from an accredited radiology technology program and have passed the ARRT certification exam in addition to completing an application and paying the applicable fees. Both ARRT and Wisconsin certification must be renewed every two years. ARRT-certified radiology techs must complete 24 continuing education credits to renew their certification.

Career Opportunities for Radiology Techs

Projected Job Growth

1.6%

Radiology Techs in Wisconsin from 2014-20243

Wisconsin’s Worknet projects low job growth of 1.65% for radiologic technologists and technicians in the state between 2014 and 2024.3 For comparison, the expected nationwide growth for radiologic technologists and technicians during the same decade is 9%.4 An estimated 4,140 radiologic technologist and technician positions existed in Wisconsin in 2016.5 The average annual salary for rad techs in Wisconsin was $56,980 as of 2016.5 Hospitals, doctors’ offices, medical imaging facilities, government agencies, and other medical facilities all hire radiologic technologists and technicians. University of Wisconsin Hospitals, St. Mary’s Hospital, Monroe Clinic, Children’s Hospital and Health System, GE Healthcare, Gundersen Health System, and the Center for Diagnosticc Imaging are among the hospitals and medical imaging centers that hire radiologic techs in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Radiologic Technologist Salary and Jobs

CityNumber EmployedAverage Annual Salary
Appleton140$54,690
Eau Claire240$52,190
Green Bay190$56,570
Madison480$56,230
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis1,300$60,240
Wausau200$53,820

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. State of Wisconsin Office of Economic Advisors: http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/oea/
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