A university program is a very expensive way to become a radiologic technologist. You can go to a CC based program or even a hospital based program and end up with the same result. ANY employer only cares that you are ARRT and state licensed. They do not care how you got licensed. I have never had an employer ask me what school I attended or how my grades were in school. My prospective employers want to know how many licenses I have and how many modalities I am trained in. For example, a RT with multiple licenses (CT, MRI, fluoroscopy, mammography) will be able to get a higher salary than an RT who has just the RT license. A RT, who has a AS or BS, will not make any more money than a RT, who graduated from a college based program. If you haven't already, I suggest you observe an imaging department near you. You can see what the job entails, and you can talk to RTs. Find out where they got their educations and ask about their experiences.
There are many programs in Indiana. I am not sure which ones are near you, as I am from California. But check them out as well. You would want to find out the pass rate for the ARRT for each school. You will get the same education and the same result.....
At this site, search "radiography" and "Indiana". It will provide you with a list of programs, and you can click on each program for more information.
For example, the tuition at Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology is $5500 per year. At Community Hospital East/Community Health Network, also in Indianapolis, the yearly tuition is $3000. At Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana in Indianapolis, the tuition is $2470. At St. Joseph Hospital/St. Vincent Health in Indianapolis, the yearly tuition is $2000.
The full list of radiologic technology schools in Indiana:
Columbus Regional Hospital Columbus IN 47201
University of Southern Indiana Evansville IN 47712
Fort Wayne School of Radiography Fort Wayne IN 46802
University of Saint Francis Fort Wayne IN 46808
Indiana University Northwest College of Health and Human Services Gary IN 46408-1197 Hancock Regional Hospital Greenfield IN 46140
Community Hospital East/Community Health Network Indianapolis IN 46219
Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology Indianapolis IN 46202-5111
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana Indianapolis IN 46216
St. Joseph Hospital/St. Vincent Health Indianapolis IN 46260
Indiana University Kokomo Kokomo IN 46904-9003
King's Daughters' Hospital and Health Services Madison IN 47250
Ivy Tech Community College-Marion Marion IN 46952
Ball State University Muncie IN 47306
Reid Hospital & Health Care Services Richmond IN 47374
Indiana University South Bend South Bend IN 46634-7111
Ivy Tech Community College-Wabash Valley Region Terre Haute IN 47802
Good Samaritan Hospital Vincennes IN