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Student to Faculty Ratio

  • Clinic – 1 student to 1 clinical instructor
  • Scan Labs – 6 students to 1 DMS faculty
  • Classroom – 12 students to 1 DMS faculty

American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) Certification Examinations Pass Rate
NOTE:  Earning a credential from the ARDMS requires that the graduate pass two certification examinations, the Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation examination and a specialty examination

2015

  • Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation — 90%
  • Abdominal Sonography — 100%
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology — 100%
  • Vascular Sonography — No attempts at this time
  • Adult Echocardiography — 100%

2014

  • Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation — 82%
  • Abdominal Sonography — 100%
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology — 100%
  • Vascular Sonography — 67%
  • Adult Echocardiography — 80%

2013

  • Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation — 100%
  • Abdominal Sonography — 100%
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology — 100%
  • Vascular Sonography — 100%
  • Adult Echocardiography — 86%

2012

  • Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation — 89%
  • Abdominal Sonography — 100%
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology — 100%
  • Vascular Sonography — 50%
  • Adult Echocardiography — 86%

2011

  • Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation – 83%
  • Abdominal Sonography – 100%
  • Obstetrics and Gynecologic Sonography  – 75%
  • Vascular Sonography – 60%
  • Adult Echocardiography – 100%

2010

  • Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation – 83%
  • Abdominal Sonography – 40%
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology – 67%
  • Vascular Sonography – 100%
  • Adult Echocardiography – 86%

2009

  • Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation – 79%
  • Abdominal Sonography – 100%
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology – 100%
  • Vascular Sonography – 50%
  • Adult Echocardiography – 100%

Employment Rate of Graduates

  • 2016 — 92%
  • 2015 — 100%
  • 2014 — 100%
  • 2013 — 100%
  • 2012 — 100%
  • 2011 —  100%
  • 2010 — 100%
  • 2009 — 100%

Graduation Rate

  • 2016 — 100%
  • 2015 — 92%
  • 2014 — 93%
  • 2013 — 100%
  • 2012 — 80%
  • 2011 — 79%
  • 2010 — 100%
  • 2009 — 82%

Class Size

  • 12 students

Number of Applicants

  • 2016 — 39
  • 2015 — 59
  • 2014 — 68
  • 2013 — 100
  • 2012 — 127
  • 2011 — 109
  • 2010 — 123
  • 2009 — 117

Number Admitted Last Year

  • 12

Key measures used for making admission decisions:

Average Cumulative GPA

  • 2016 — 3.70
  • 2015 — 3.65
  • 2014 — 3.66
  • 2013 — 3.62
  • 2012 — 3.60
  • 2011 — 3.60
  • 2010 — 3.60
  • 2009 — 3.80

Average ACT composite score

  • Not applicable to the DMS program

Division Enrollment

  • 24 students: 12 juniors and 12 seniors

Demographics of most recent graduating class for which data is available (2011)

  • Average Age of Students – 31
  • Race/Ethnicity of Students – White
  • Sex – Female

Degrees Awarded

  • Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Application Period

  • Open with a March 1st deadline for the upcoming academic year

Beginning Semester

  • Fall of each year

Accept Out-of-State Students?

  • Exceptionally qualified nonresidents may apply and be considered for admission

Preference for Arkansas Residents?

  • Yes