Manhattanville College Assumes Concordia’s Radiologic Technology Program

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Manhattanville College Assumes Concordia’s Radiologic Technology Program

Radiologic Technologies is a growing field with 30,000 new jobs projected in the US by 2026

September 5, 2021 • cara.cea

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PURCHASE, NY – Manhattanville College announced that it has reached an agreement with Concordia College to acquire the school’s Radiologic Technology (Rad Tech) program.

“The acquisition of the program will benefit both colleges,” said Louise Feroe, Ph.D., who is Acting President of Manhattanville while President Michael Geisler, Ph.D., is on sabbatical. The continuing students from Concordia will transfer to Manhattanville to complete their degrees.

“We are very pleased to be able to help these students and expand our School of Nursing and Health Sciences in the process,” said Feroe. “With the approval of the New York State Education Department, we can now also begin admitting new students to the program, which we anticipate will be in great demand, setting the college on a course for continued growth.”

“This is a great addition to our School of Nursing and Health Sciences,” said Manhattanville Provost Christine Dehne, M.F.A. “It is a popular four-year bachelor’s program and will diversify the specialties offered in our already rapidly growing school.”

Employment data projections show strong growth potential for Radiologic Technologists with 30,000 new jobs expected by 2026. Rad Techs earn a median annual salary of $61,240, making it attractive to students looking for careers in healthcare.

“As the baby-boom generation grows older and faces medical conditions such as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease which require imaging as a diagnostic tool, radiologic technologists will be needed to take the images,” said Debra Simons, Ph.D., N.P., dean of Manhattanville’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences. “The demand for qualified professionals in this area is growing.”

The Rad Tech program is the second addition this year to Manhattanville’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences, which admitted more than 120 nursing students during its first year in 2020. In January, the college added a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program that will welcome its first students in the fall. The school already offers two degrees in nursing: Bachelor of Science in Nursing for traditional 4-year and transfer students as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing for second-degree students who hold a bachelor’s degree.

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Radiologic Technology is a 122 credit program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and registered with the New York State Department of Education (NYSED).

Manhattanville has begun accepting applications for the program for the fall. For more information, visit mville.edu.

About Manhattanville College
Manhattanville College is a small, private liberal arts institution dedicated to academic excellence, purposeful education, and social justice. Located 30 miles from New York City on a 100-acre suburban campus in the heart of bustling Westchester County, Manhattanville enables easy access to robust entertainment offerings, educational resources, and business opportunities for its residential and diverse student body. The College serves more than 1,500 undergraduate students and nearly 1,000 graduate students from more than 44 countries and 33 states. Founded in 1841, the College offers more than 75 undergraduate and graduate areas of study in the arts and sciences, education, business, and creative writing, as well as continuing and executive education programs. Graduate students can choose from over 70 graduate and certificate programs. Extracurricular offerings include more than 45 clubs and 20 NCAA Division III teams. To learn more, visit www.mville.edu.


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