The program faculty is sensitive to the inconveniences of traveling for classes and clinical assignments and makes every reasonable effort to minimize the travel expectations. However, traveling is a necessary and reasonable expectation given the learning opportunities that result. We are proud of the comprehensive education in medical imaging that we provide, which will greatly benefit our graduates as they seek employment opportunities.
The program does have a central classroom located at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Approximately half of the class sessions (about once a week) will require students at St.Vincent Kokomo in Kokomo and St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital to travel to Indianapolis for some classes. However, by conducting classes at each student’s clinical site, we have effectively reduced travel expectations by half. Additionally, the program requires some traveling to clinical sites throughout Indiana during the senior year.
To help offset the expenses of travel, the program keeps tuition and book expenses very reasonable. While the tuition costs of some local programs can reach $14,000 annually, our tuition is a very reasonable $3,000 annually. Most programs also require students to travel to multiple clinical sites or a central campus for academic classes. We encourage candidates to inquire of all programs regarding their travel expectations and to weigh the costs of travel with tuition and textbook expenses.
We believe that our program is one of the most cost-effective programs in this region that is able to offer a comprehensive approach to education in varying settings and access to state of the art technology to ultimately make our graduates highly marketable!