The Texas Radiology Technologist Schools Guide

With over 50 schools with programs in radiologic science, and a great jobs outlook, the state of Texas is one of the best places in the country in which to earn a degree in this field.

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Students of radiologic science may pursue everything from a limited scope license in X-ray technology to a Masters of Science degree that qualifies them to be radiologist assistants – the most advanced non-medical position in the field.

A strong average salary and low cost of living also recommends Texas as a place to practice radiologic technology.

Salaries for Radiologists

Radiologic science professionals in the state of Texas earn an average annual salary that is very close to the nationwide average in this field.

In 2017, Texas radiologic technologists earned an average of $57,350 per year, compared to $60,320 per year nationwide. Texas has a very low cost of living compared to much of the nation, particularly those parts of the country where radiologic technologists command higher salaries. More information on Rad Tech salaries in Texas.

Radiology Requirements in Texas

The state of Texas requires almost all radiologic science professionals to take the state exam or the national exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). This includes radiographers, nuclear medicine technicians, radiation therapists, and limited license X-ray technicians.

Texas does recognize professionals known as non-certified technicians (NCTs) who may perform non-hazardous procedures without state or national certification. Professionals who have been certified in another state with identical requirements may practice in Texas. All professionals must complete 24 hours of continuing education credits every two years, except for limited license, which must complete 12.

Well-Known Schools for Radiology in Texas

Austin Community College District: The community college system in the state capital of Austin offers a Diagnostic Medical Imaging Radiology Program that culminates in an associate degree. At the conclusion of the program, graduates should be qualified to successfully sit for the ARRT certification exam. Students may also pursue specialized areas of study in the fields of diagnostic medical sonography, magnetic resonance imaging, or cardiovascular intervention procedures.

Midwestern State University: Midwestern State in Wichita Falls, TX is a public liberal arts university offering both two and four-year degrees. This school offers a wide range of programs in radiologic science to students who want to pursue either minimum or advanced degrees. The programs offered are the Computed Tomography certificate, the Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology, the Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences, and the Master of Science in Radiologic Sciences. Students in the masters program may choose to pursue a track to becoming a radiologist assistant.

Other Schools to Consider

El Centro College: El Centro College is located in the downtown center of the city of Dallas. This community college offers an Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Science degree. This popular program can be competitive due to the limited number of clinical rotation spots available.

Other options exist out-of-state, in Baton Rouge and Little Rock to the east, Oklahoma City to the north and Albuquerque to the west. A little further afield, consider Wichita, Colorado Springs or Denver. Remember that public institutions, such as community colleges, will charge higher tuition fees to out-of-state students.

Large Employers in Radiology

Eight of the more than 600 hospitals in the state of Texas have been nationally ranked by the US News & World Report. Hospitals and medical centers with radiology departments are the biggest single employers of radiologic science professionals.

Houston Methodist
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030-2707
(713) 790-3311

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
6720 Bertner Avenue
Houston, TX 77030-2697
(832) 355-1000

Baylor University Medical Center
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX 75246-2088
(214) 820-0111

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Box 91
Houston, TX 77030-4095
(713) 792-2121

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75390-9265
(214) 645-5555

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
6411 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030-1501
(713) 704-4000

Menninger Clinic
2801 Gessner
Houston, TX 77080-2503
(713) 275-5000

TIRR Memorial Hermann
1333 Moursund Street
Houston, TX 77030-3405
(713) 799-5000

Professional Organizations

Texas has a large and active professional society for radiologic science professionals. The Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists (TSRT) is the state affiliate of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT). This organization provides sponsorship and scholarships, information about education and certification, legislative advocacy, and job postings.

Popular Programs

JRCERT Accredited Radiography Programs in Texas

Amarillo College – Radiation Therapy

2011 S. Washington, Amarillo TX 79109
Tel: (806) 354-6063
Program Name: Radiation Therapy
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 20 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 78%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100%  Job Placement Rate: 71.4%
Tuition Fees: $2,964 Resident, $5,184 Non-resident

Amarillo College – Radiography

P.O. Box 447, Amarillo TX 79178
Tel: (806) 354-6099
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 52 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 88%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 85%  Job Placement Rate: 91%
Tuition Fees: $2,850 Resident, $3,200 Non-resident

Angelina College – Radiography

3500 South First Street, Lufkin TX 75902
Tel: (936) 633-5413
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 55 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 68%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 95%  Job Placement Rate: 93%
Tuition Fees: $2,016

Austin Community College (Eastview Campus) – Radiography

3401 Webberville Road, Austin TX 78702
Tel: (512) 223-5817
Program Name: Radiology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 111 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 75%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 97%  Job Placement Rate: 90%
Tuition Fees: $2,963 Resident, $9,137 Non-resident

Baptist Health System School of Health Professions – Radiography

8400 Datapoint Drive, San Antonio TX 78229-3234
Tel: (210) 297-9165
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 43 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 100%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 83%  Job Placement Rate: 82%
Tuition Fees: $12,000 Resident, $12,000 Non-resident

Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas – Radiography

P.O. Drawer 1591, Beaumont TX 77704
Tel: (409) 212-5810
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 64 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 92.9%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 94.1%  Job Placement Rate: 96.9%
Tuition Fees: $6,000 Resident, $6,000 Non-resident

Blinn College – Radiography

8441 State Highway 47, Suite 2500, Bryan TX 77807
Tel: (979) 691-2013
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 35 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 93%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $4,150 Resident, $5,043 Non-resident

Brookhaven College – Radiography

3939 Valley View Lane, Dallas TX 75244
Tel: (972) 860-4285
Program Name: Radiologic Sciences
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 72 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 82%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 99%  Job Placement Rate: 99%
Tuition Fees: $1,872 Resident, $3,492 Non-resident

Coastal Bend College – Radiography

3800 Charco Road, Beeville TX 78102
Tel: (361) 354-2501
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 33 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 87%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 77%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $2,600 Resident, $4,200 Non-resident

Covenant Medical Center – Radiography

2002 West Loop 289, Suite 120, Lubbock TX 79407
Tel: (806) 725-8966
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 39 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 90.1%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 88.41%  Job Placement Rate: 97.23%
Tuition Fees: $5,000 Resident, $5,000 Non-resident

Del Mar College – Radiography

101 Baldwin Blvd, Corpus Christi TX 78404
Tel: (361) 698-2827
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 65 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 78%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 92%  Job Placement Rate: 98.6%
Tuition Fees: $4,095 Resident, $6,195 Non-resident

El Centro College – Radiography

801 Main Street, Dallas TX 75202
Tel: (972) 860-5051
Program Name: Radiologic Sciences
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 57 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 84%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 90%  Job Placement Rate: 93%
Tuition Fees: $2,938 Resident, $5,929 Non-resident

Fortis College – Grand Prairie – Radiography

401 East Palace Parkway, Grand Prairie TX 75050
Tel: (972) 375-0006
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Science
Duration: 26 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 100%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100%  Job Placement Rate: 95%
Tuition Fees: $22,650 Resident, $22,650 Non-resident

Galveston College – Radiation Therapy

4015 Avenue Q, Galveston TX 77550-2782
Tel: (409) 944-1492
Program Name: Radiation Therapy
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 16 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 75%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 80%  Job Placement Rate: 91.3%
Tuition Fees: $2,500

Galveston College – Radiography

4015 Avenue Q, Galveston TX 77550-2782
Tel: (409) -9441444
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 50 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 67%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 68%  Job Placement Rate: 87%
Tuition Fees: $4,100 Resident, $8,034 Non-resident

Hendrick Medical Center – Radiography

1900 Pine Street, Abilene TX 79601-2316
Tel: (325) 670-2427
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 45 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 92%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 98%  Job Placement Rate: 98%
Tuition Fees: $1,500 Resident, $1,500 Non-resident

Houston Community College System/Coleman College of Health Sciences – Radiography

1900 Pressler Street (1637-H512), Houston TX 77030
Tel: (713) 718-7649
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 97 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 67.3%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 95%  Job Placement Rate: 92.8%
Tuition Fees: $1,685 Resident, $4,690 Non-resident

Howard College – Radiography

3501 North US Highway 67, San Angelo TX 76905
Tel: (325) 481-8371
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 20 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 100%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 87.5%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $4,107 Resident, $4,517 Non-resident

Lamar Institute of Technology – Radiography

802 East Lavaca Street, Beaumont TX 77710
Tel: (409) 880-8848
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 76 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 92%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 81.8%  Job Placement Rate: 97%
Tuition Fees: $2,739 Resident, $10,974 Non-resident

Laredo College – Radiography

Ruben M. Garcia Allied Health Bldg., Room 132, Laredo TX 78040-4395
Tel: (956) 721-5386
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 24 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 83.3%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 84%  Job Placement Rate: 92.5%
Tuition Fees: $3,630 Resident, $5,230 Non-resident

Lone Star College – CyFair – Radiography

9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress TX 77433
Tel: (281) 290-3926
Program Name: Medical Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 48 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 87.5%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96%  Job Placement Rate: 92%
Tuition Fees: $3,658 Resident, $6,179 Non-resident

Lone Star College – Montgomery – Radiography

3200 College Park Drive, Conroe TX 77384-0496
Tel: (936) 273-7412
Program Name: Medical Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 52 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 96.3%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 99.1%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $1,506

Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital/Harris Health System – Radiography

9250 Kirby Drive, Suite 1800, Houston TX 77054
Tel: (713) 634-1553
Program Name: Diagnostic Medical Radiography
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 44 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 90%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 86%  Job Placement Rate: 99%
Tuition Fees: $2,400

McLennan Community College – Radiography

1400 College Drive, Waco TX 76708
Tel: (254) 299-8342
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 80 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 73.53%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 88%  Job Placement Rate: 96%
Tuition Fees: $2,756 Resident, $3,224 Non-resident

Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) – Radiography

3068 William Hardee Road, Fort Sam Houston TX 78234-6402
Tel: (210) 808-1872
Program Name: Radiologic Technologist
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 717 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 90.61%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 77.16%  Job Placement Rate: 100%

Midwestern State University – Radiography

3410 Taft Boulevard, Wichita Falls TX 76308-2099
Tel: (940) 397-4679
Program Name: Radiologic Sciences
Program Type: Bachelor of Science
Duration: 113 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 79%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 93%  Job Placement Rate: 95%
Tuition Fees: $8,248 Resident, $19,450 Non-resident

Odessa College – Radiography

201 West University Blvd., Odessa TX 79764
Tel: (432) 335-6469
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 34 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 88%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 92%  Job Placement Rate: 98%
Tuition Fees: $2,552 Resident, $3,432 Non-resident

Paris Junior College – Radiography

2400 Clarksville Street, Paris TX 75460
Tel: (903) 782-0765
Program Name: Radiology Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 43 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 88%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 74%  Job Placement Rate: 92%
Tuition Fees: $4,916

Pima Medical Institute-Houston – Radiography

10201 Katy Fwy, Suite C, Houston TX 77024
Tel: (713) 778-0778
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 90 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 77%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 88%  Job Placement Rate: 95%
Tuition Fees: $18,270

San Jacinto College – Central Campus – Radiography

8060 Spencer Highway, Pasadena TX 77505
Tel: (281) 476-1501
Program Name: Radiography
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 164 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 92.1%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 93%  Job Placement Rate: 94.1%
Tuition Fees: $1,300

Southwest University at El Paso – Radiography

1414 Geronimo Drive, El Paso TX 79925
Tel: (915) 778-4001
Program Name: Radiology Management
Program Type: Associate in Radiologic Sciences
Duration: 27 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $10,905 Resident, $10,905 Non-resident

St. Philip’s College – Radiography

1801 Martin Luther King Drive, San Antonio TX 78203-2098
Tel: (210) 486-2439
Program Name: Radiography Technologist
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 128 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 86%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 77%  Job Placement Rate: 84%
Tuition Fees: $4,824 Resident, $16,360 Non-resident

Tarrant County College (Trinity River East Campus) – Radiography

245 East Belknap Street, Fort Worth TX 76102
Tel: (817) 515-2412
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 70 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 91.7%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 90.2%  Job Placement Rate: 80%
Tuition Fees: $3,960 Resident, $6,192 Non-resident

Texas State University – Radiation Therapy

601 University Drive, HSC 220, San Marcos TX 78666
Tel: (512) 245-1345
Program Name: Radiation Therapy
Program Type: Bachelor of Science
Duration: 32 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 79%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 97%  Job Placement Rate: 97%
Tuition Fees: $10,699 Resident, $22,735 Non-resident

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center – Magnetic Resonance

1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 002, Houston TX 77030-4009
Tel: (713) 792-0296
Program Name: Diagnostic Imaging
Program Type: Bachelor of Science
Duration: 20 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 100%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 93%  Job Placement Rate: 92%
Tuition Fees: $4,340 Resident, $19,068 Non-resident

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center – Radiography

1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 190, Houston TX 77030-4009
Tel: (713) 792-3455
Program Name: Radiologic Sciences
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 48 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 94%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 94%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $7,143 Resident, $21,930 Non-resident

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center – Medical Dosimetry

1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 2, Houston TX 77030-4009
Tel: (713) 563-3489
Program Name: Medical Dosimetry
Program Type: Bachelor of Science
Duration: 40 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 95%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 75%  Job Placement Rate: 99%
Tuition Fees: $4,424 Resident, $19,517 Non-resident

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center – Radiation Therapy

1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 2, Houston TX 77030
Tel: (713) 792-3455
Program Name: Radiation Therapy
Program Type: Bachelor of Science
Duration: 50 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 91%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 88%  Job Placement Rate: 88%
Tuition Fees: $4,500 Resident, $20,577 Non-resident

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center – Radiation Therapy

5323 Harry Hines Blvd., MC-9082, Dallas TX 75390-9089
Tel: (214) 648-1512
Program Name: Radiation Therapy
Program Type: Master of Science
Duration: 30 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 84%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 96%  Job Placement Rate: 85%
Tuition Fees: $8,912 Resident, $18,987 Non-resident

Tyler Junior College – Radiography

P.O. Box 9020, Tyler TX 75711-9020
Tel: (903) 510-2596
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 60 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 83%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 100%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $4,000 Resident, $6,224 Non-resident

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio – Medical Dosimetry

7979 Wurzbach Road, MC 7889, San Antonio TX 78229-4427
Tel: (210) 450-5664
Program Name: Medical Dosimetry
Program Type: Certificate
Duration: 6 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 92%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 83%  Job Placement Rate: 92%
Tuition Fees: $18,000 Resident, $18,000 Non-resident

Weatherford College – Radiography

225 College Park Drive, Weatherford TX 76086
Tel: (817) 598-6432
Program Name: Radiological Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 48 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 88%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 99%  Job Placement Rate: 98%
Tuition Fees: $2,128 Resident, $3,304 Non-resident

Wharton County Junior College – Radiography

911 Boling Highway, Wharton TX 77488
Tel: (979) 532-6379
Program Name: Radiologic Technology
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Duration: 41 months
Program Effectiveness: Completion Rate: 83.3%  Credential Examination Pass Rate: 90%  Job Placement Rate: 100%
Tuition Fees: $2,200 Resident, $4,275 Non-resident