New York Radiology Programs
Universities and colleges in New York offering programs in radiology typically do so at the undergraduate level. These programs can prepare students to become radiologic technologists and to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) licensure and certification tests after graduation. Read about the curricula and clinical work for hands-on experience in two schools' programs. Then check out the table at the conclusion of this article for more school details.
- CUNY New York City College of Technology, located in Brooklyn, offers an associate's degree in radiologic technology and medical imaging.
- St. John's University - New York, in Queens, offers a radiological sciences bachelor's degree.
Comparison of Schools
In addition to program details, many factors must be considered to make an informed school choice. Take a look at the table below to learn some facts about these two schools, such as the tuition charges, graduation rates and student population numbers.
|CUNY New York City College of Technology||St. John's University - New York|
|School Type||4-year, primarily associate's, public||4-year, private, non-profit|
|Total Enrollment (2014)||17,374*||20,445*|
|Campus Setting||Large city||Large City|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2015-2016)|| $6,669 (in-state)
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2013-2014)||83%*||98%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2015-2016)||73%*||63%*|
|Retention Rate (2014)||75%*||79%*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (2014)||15%*||59%*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator.
CUNY New York City College of Technology
Located in Brooklyn, one of New York City's five boroughs, CUNY New York City College of Technology (City Tech) is the Northeast's largest public college of technology offering bachelor's degree programs. The program in radiologic technology and medical imaging is offered through the college's Department of Radiologic Technology and Medical Imaging. The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) accredits City Tech's radiologic technology and medical imaging comprehensive program.
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Radiologic Technology and Medical Imaging
Students new to this program are classified as pre-clinical and must take courses such as psychology, physiology, human anatomy and ethics in medicine in order to progress into the clinical phase. Successful completion of all clinical courses is required. Clinical education is supervised and offered through college-affiliated hospitals. Upon graduating from the program, students can take the licensure examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
St. John's University - New York
St. John's University, located in Queens, NY, is a private Roman Catholic university founded by the Vincentian Community. Those interested in earning a radiological sciences bachelor's degree receive two years of instruction at the Queens campus and an additional two years at St. John's University's Dr. Andrew J. Bartilucci Center in Fresh Meadows. Additionally, radiologic sciences students have access to the university's healthcare-oriented student organizations, including the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Radiological Sciences
The B.S. in Radiological Sciences is offered through St. John's University's College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions. The university requires students to complete 128 credits through courses such as philosophy, math, English, radiation physics, anatomy, radiographic procedures and pathophysiology. Graduates of the bachelor's-level radiological sciences programs can take the New York State Radiologic Technology Licensing Examination, as well as the ARRT Certification in Radiography.