Top 10 Affordable Online Associate Degrees in Radiology 2021

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An associate’s degree in radiology is a great way to start a career as a radiologic technician. Students will learn to operate medical imaging technologies like X-ray or MRI machines. They also learn to interpret the images. A student who completes an associate’s degree is qualified for a variety of careers (X-ray technician, MRI technician, radiology assistant, etc.), or they can continue their education.

Radiology is a field that combines technology and healthcare, and it’s projected to grow consistently.

Online associate’s degrees in radiology are relatively rare. We sorted every qualifying program we could find by the tuition, so that our list highlights the most affordable of these programs. They were then ranked according to the quality of the programs, based on graduation rate and student-to-teacher ratio (information collected from collegenavigator.gov).

The top 10 affordable associate’s degrees in radiology online are offered by:

  1. Ogeechee Technical College
  2. Southeast Community College
  3. Indian Hills Community College
  4. Barton Community College
  5. Ball State University
  6. Cambridge College of Healthcare and Technology
  7. Century College
  8. Pima Medical Institute
  9. St. Joseph’s College of Maine
  10. The College of Health Care Professions – Northwest Houston

10. The College of Health Care Professions – Northwest Houston

Houston, Texas
Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science Online

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The College of Health Care Professions offers an AAS in radiologic technology that can be completed entirely online. The 64-week program includes three clinical practicums, and graduates are eligible for the ARRT certification exam. The exciting curriculum includes advanced training in anatomy and physiology, patient safety, comprehensive review, image production, radiographic pathology, and advanced clinical experience.

Tuition: $27,802

9. St. Joseph’s College of Maine

Standish, Maine
Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Science Administration Online

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The online AAS degree in radiologic science at St. Joseph’s College provides a degree completion option for individuals who are pursuing certification in radiologic technology. The degree is offered fully online. The program requires 69 credits, 44 of which are specific to radiology, and students have the opportunity to choose many electives within the field. Students are conveniently able to work on both their certification and the AAS program simultaneously.

Tuition: $27,324

8. Pima Medical Institute

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Associate Degree in Radiography Online

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Pima Medical Institute offers a radiography associate’s degree as part of their Bridge program. This program is designed for those who are already a licensed limited-scope radiographer, military trained, or foreign educated, and want to expand their knowledge and career opportunities. The 96-credit program can be completed 100% online, and takes approximately 20 months to complete. The curriculum includes a 16-week ARRT renew course which fully prepares students for the certification exam.

Tuition: $22,000

7. Century College

White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science Online

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At Century College, students can earn an affordable associate’s degree in radiology in a highly competitive, successful program. This 78-credit program begins each fall, and requires 24 months of continuous study. Many of the classes are available online, allowing for convenient study from anywhere. The program is designed to prepare entry-level radiologic technologists who are capable of providing diagnostic medical images in various types of facilities.

Tuition: $5,578

6. Cambridge College of Healthcare and Technology

Atlanta, Georgia
Associate’s Degree in Radiologic Technology Online

 

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Cambridge College offers an associate’s degree in radiologic technology that students can complete mostly online. The curriculum has been developed in accordance with ARRT guidelines, and the classes are designed to prepare students to pass the board exam upon completion of the program. The coursework includes hands-on opportunities at clinical healthcare facilities, allowing students to use the latest in imaging technology.

Tuition: 15,330

5. Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana
Associate’s Degree in Radiography Online

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The AAS program at Ball State University is a great option for students wishing to earn their radiology degree online. The 60-credit program will fully prepare students for jobs in hospitals, physicians’ offices, emergency rooms, surgery centers, laboratories, diagnostic imaging centers, and outpatient care centers. Graduates will be prepared to be entry-level radiographers, and they will be fully prepared to take the ARRT certification exam.

Tuition: $10,144

4. Barton Community College

Great Bend, Kansas
Radiology Tech Associate in Science Online

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Barton Community College offers a highly affordable online associate’s degree in radiology. This 60-credit program conveniently offers all classes online, but it may require some hands-on internships at a local facility. Students will be fully ready for entry-level jobs with career options in areas such as MRI technology, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, and mammography.

Tuition: $3,776

3. Indian Hills Community College

Ottumwa, Iowa
Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology Online

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At Indian Hills Community College, students can earn an affordable AAS in radiology. The school offers the convenient option for students to complete their second year of study entirely online. Students will learn to perform X-ray exams and CT scans by utilizing advanced medical imaging equipment to assist physicians in diagnosing patients. The program also includes hands-on training in hospitals or clinical radiology departments. Program graduates have a 100% job placement rate.

Tuition: $4,440

2. Southeast Community College

Lincoln, Nebraska
Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science Online

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The two-year associate’s degree program at Southeast Community College is a great option for students looking to earn an affordable radiology degree while studying online. The 68-credit, four-semester program allows students to combine basic scientific principles with the creativity of art by taking radiographics to aid with illness and injury diagnosis. Students will be required to complete some labs at pre-approved hospitals. Upon completion, graduates will be prepared to take the ARRT exam and apply for state licensure.

Tuition: $2,664

1. Ogeechee Technical College

Statesboro, Georgia
Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science Online

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Ogeechee Technical offers the top-rated affordable online associate’s degree in radiology we have found. This 77-credit, four-semester program emphasizes a combination of didactic and clinical instruction necessary to succeed in the field. In addition to the degree, graduates will have all of the qualifications of a radiographer and will be eligible to sit for the national certification exam. Graduates of the program boast of a 100% job placement rate.

Tuition: $3,140

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OAD Staff
June 2021

This concludes our list of the top 10 affordable online associate’s degrees in radiology.