Chattanooga State Named a Top School for Online MRI Education

November 8, 2022 | Betty A. Proctor | Internal Press Release

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November 8, 2022 (Chattanooga, TN) --- Chattanooga State’s Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) program coursework is offered online to meet the needs of the adult working imaging technologist. This course delivery method helped to earn top honors for Chattanooga State’s online MRI program for overall “quality, affordability, and commitment to student success” from, a company that connects students with the best and most affordable online degree programs in more than 60 medical and health fields. View rankings at

ChattState’s MRI program can be completed in just one semester. Students complete 16 hours of coursework and 180 hours in a supervised clinical setting. Prospective students must hold a primary certification in an American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) discipline.

“Our rankings showcase the schools giving future nurses and allied health professionals the best chance to succeed from day one in the classroom to day one on the job,” said Wes Harris, outreach coordinator for “This starts with low-cost tuition, but also includes academic counseling, career placement and other key resources that students need to graduate and get hired.”

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the annual median income for MRI Technologists is more than $77K. MRI techs are employed by industries that include general medical and surgical hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, physician’s offices, and specialty hospitals (excluding psychiatric and substance abuse facilities). researched and analyzed more than 7,700 accredited schools using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and from the schools themselves. Their key data points included academic counseling services, career placement services, student-to-faculty ratio, tuition, the percent of students receiving school-based financial aid, and the amount of school-based aid per student. To be eligible, a school must hold active regional accreditation and have at least one partially online program in the ranking subject. Just eight percent of U.S. postsecondary institutions earned a ranking position.

To learn more about ChattState’s MRI Program call (423) 697-4450.