Radiography Program students setting up x-ray machines

Radiologic technologist training at Mayo Clinic

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Program description

The Radiography Program at Mayo Clinic offers the best of both worlds. You’ll train at one of the best health care facilities in the world and study a diverse population of patients and cases, yet be on a first-name basis with your instructors.

Our accredited Radiography Program takes a unique approach to education. We focus solely on the knowledge and skills needed as a radiologic technologist.

You can expect:

  • Hands-on curriculum focused around labs and clinical training.
  • Instructors that are not only teachers, but also experienced radiologic technologists. They’ll work with you side-by-side and share their expertise from a variety of specialized areas within radiology, including breast imaging, CT, MRI, interventional radiology, and surgery.
  • Experience working in a variety of clinical settings, a Level 1 trauma center, and with an array of equipment and patients.

You’ll complete the program feeling confident and prepared for your first day as an entry-level radiologic technologist.

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Radiography: You really can make it here.


Radiography: You really can make it here.

Explore what a radiologic technologist does

Radiologic technologists work in a fast-paced environment where their love for anatomy, patient care and capturing details collides. A radiologic technologist assists the care team by taking diagnostic images using X-ray equipment.

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job placement rate within 12 months of graduation (2019-2023)

Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minnesota.
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Rochester, MN

Accreditation information

The Radiography Program (Minnesota) is an accredited program.


This program is accredited for 8 years by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: 312-704-5300

Mayo Clinic and its affiliated institutions are members of the North Central Association of Colleges and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

See accreditation information for Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

Program effectiveness measures

Radiography program effectiveness measures are provided in accordance with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) Accreditation Standards. Program effectiveness data includes program completion rate, American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Radiography credentialing exam pass rate, and job placement rate. This information is reported annually and may also be found on the JRCERT website.

The following is a general overview:

  1. Students will complete the program.
  2. Students will pass the national certification examination on the first attempt for examinations taken within six months of graduation.
  3. Students will be employed in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduation.

The JRCERT has defined "not actively seeking employment" as:

      1. Graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts, OR
      2. Graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation, OR
      3. Graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours, OR
      4. Graduate is on active military duty, OR
      5. Graduate is continuing education

Mission statement, program goals, and objectives

Mission statement 

The mission of the Mayo Clinic Radiography Program is to develop patient centered technologists delivering high quality imaging services in an ever-evolving landscape.

Program goals and objectives

Goal 1: Students will demonstrate competency in entry-level radiography skills. Student learning outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate clinical competence in producing images of diagnostic quality.
  • Students will demonstrate safe radiation practices.

Goal 2: Students will demonstrate critical thinking. Student learning outcomes:

  • Students will assess the quality of images.
  • Students will adapt positioning for non-routine and trauma exams.

Goal 3: Students will develop effective communication skills. Student learning outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate effective verbal communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.

Grievance policy

All students have the right to appeal administrative decisions by faculty and staff of the Radiography Program. The student must follow the levels as listed in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Grievance procedure.

Date of website revision

This website was last updated on May 8, 2024.