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Program Outcomes

The College of Health Professions at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences enrolled its first group of students into its nuclear medicine distance education program in August of 1998. Since that time, we have enrolled 475 students in the program, of which, 401 completed all graduation requirements (84% graduation rate) and received their Bachelor of Science degree. Of our graduates, 98.8% passed the National Board Exam (NMTCB – Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board) on the first attempt.

 

Cumulative Statistics from 2003 to Present

375 Students Enrolled 
Graduation Rate91.2%
1st Time Pass Rate on National Certification Examination98.8%
41 Pass with Highest Distinction12%
103 Pass with Distinction30%
194 Pass56.7%
4 Fail1.2%

Program Outcomes for most recent academic year:

2015 
15 Students Enrolled
Graduation Rate80%
1st Time Pass Rate on National Certification Examination92%
1 Pass with Highest Distinction8%
3 Pass with Distinction25%
7 Pass58%

Student to Faculty Ratio

  • Didactic   45 students to 1 faculty
  • Clinical     1 student to 1 faculty

Certification Exam Pass Rate – First Attempt

  • 2015 – 92%
  • 2014 – 92%
  • 2013 – 100%

Certification Exam Pass Rate – Overall

  • National Board Examination – 98.6% of all graduates since 1999

Employment Rate of Graduates

  • 2015 – 67%
  • 2014 – 58%
  • 2013 – 60%

Graduation Rate

  • 2015 – 80%
  • 2014 – 100%
  • 2013 – 73%

Current Class Size

  • Baton Rouge — 1 student
  • Fayetteville — 3 students
  • Jonesboro — 1 student
  • Little Rock — 4 students
  • Texarkana — 2 students
  • Tyler — 2 students

Number of Applicants

  • 2015 – 55
  • 2014 – 53
  • 2013 – 58

Number Admitted to Most Recent Class – 21


Key measures used for making admission decisions:

Average Cumulative Entering GPA

  • 2015 – 3.18
  • 2014 – 3.29
  • 2013 – 3.01

Average Math and Science Entering GPA

  • 2015 – 3.07
  • 2014 – 2.98
  • 2013 – 2.97

Demographics of most recent graduating class:

Average Age of Students – 24

Race/Ethnicity of Students:  92% White (not Hispanic); 8% Hispanic

Sex: 76% female; 24% male

Degrees Awarded

  • Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Imaging Sciences

Application Period

  • Early consideration deadline is March 1, while a final deadline of April 30 for all application materials.

Beginning Semester(s): Fall

Accept Out-of-State Students – Yes, to the out-of-state locations

Preference for Arkansas Residents? – Yes, to in-state locations