Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Quality Indicators & Accreditation

Mission

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is focused on the development of qualified sonographers who provide optimum patient care through technical competency and professional conduct. The program will provide the knowledge and cognitive skills underlying the intelligent performance of majors tasks typically required for an entry level staff sonographer.

Accreditation

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), upon recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS). 

Washburn University is also accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC).  

Program Effectiveness: Cardiac

Class of 2015 2014 2013 Accreditation Benchmark
Enrolled 8 10 6  
Graduated 7 10 6  
Graduation Rate 88% 100% 100% 80%
Employed 4 9 6  
Job Placement Rate 57% 90% 100% 75%
Graduate Survey Responses 7 8 4  
Graduate Survey Response Rate 100% 80% 67% 50%
Attempted Credentialing Exam 7 10 4  
Passed Credentialing Exam 7 8 3  
Credentialing Success Rate 100% 80% 75% 60%
2015 - 3 graduates did not pursue jobs due to furthering education, moving out of the country, and an injury that prevented them from doing sonography.

Program Effectiveness: General

Class of 2015 2014 2013 Accreditation Benchmark
Enrolled 14 10 20  
Graduated 12 8 18  
Graduation Rate 86% 80% 90% 80%
Employed 12 7 16  
Job Placement Rate 100% 88% 89% 75%
Graduate Survey Responses 10 6 16  
Graduate Survey Response Rate 83% 75% 89% 50%
Attempted Credentialing Exam-ABD 10 3 14  
Passed Credentialing Exam-ABD 8 3 12  
Credentialing Success Rate-ABD 80% 100% 86% 60%
Attempted Credentialing Exam-OB/GYN 5 3 11  
Passed Credentialing Exam-OB/GYN 4 3 10  
Credentialing Success Rate-OB/GYN 80% 100% 91% 60%

Program Effectiveness: Vascular

Class of 2015 2014 2013 Accreditation Benchmark
Enrolled 24 13 22  
Graduated 20 11 20  
Graduation Rate 83% 85% 91% 80%
Employed 19 8 18  
Job Placement Rate 95% 73% 90% 75%
Graduate Survey Responses 20 10 20  
Graduate Survey Response Rate 100% 91% 100% 50%
Attempted Credentialing Exam 14 7 16  
Passed Credentialing Exam 11 6 13  
Credentialing Success Rate 79% 86% 81% 60%