Program Performance, NAACLS Benchmarks, and Policies

Program Performance

Exam Scores

Students are expected, but not required, to take a certification examination following completion of the program. The recommended exam is the American Society for Clinical Pathology Medical Laboratory Science exam. Aggregate certification exam scores for this program over the last five years:

Chart showing exam scores over a 3 year period

Employment Rates

Employment in a clinical laboratory is a desired attribute of program graduates. Employment position placement rates for this program over the last five years:

Graduation Year Total Number of Graduates Employment in Clinical Laboratory within 6 months of program completion Employment in Clinical Laboratory within 1 year of program completion Employment in Research or Other Laboratory Further Schooling Other (Non-laboratory employment, No employment, or Unknown)
2014 3 2 1 0 0 0
2015 8 8 0 0 0 0
2016 5 4 0 0 0 1
2017 7 7 0 0 0 0
2018 8 7 1 0 0 0

Graduation and Retention Rates

Retention and graduation from the program are goals strived for by both the program and the student. Retention and graduation rates for this program over the last five years:

Graduation Year Enrollment Withdrew Dismissed Graduated
2015 8 0 0 8
2016 8 1 2 5
2017 8 1 0 7
2018 8 0 0 8
2019 8 0 0 8

NAACLS Benchmarks

Certification Pass Rate

The NAACLS benchmark for certification rates is three years' consecutive results of graduate certification rates demonstrating an average of at least 75% pass rate on the ASCP-BOC examination for those who take the exam within the first year of graduation, as calculated using raw data from the most recent three year period.

Certification pass rate chart

Graduation Rate

The NAACLS benchmark for graduation rates is three years' consecutive results of graduation rates demonstrating an average of at least 70% of students who have begun the final half of the program who go on to successfully graduate from the program, as calculated using raw data from the most recent three year period.

Chart showing 3 year graduation rates

Graduate Placement Rate

The NAACLS benchmark for graduate placement rates is three years' consecutive results of graduate placement rates demonstrating that an average of at least 70% of respondent graduates either find employment in the field or a closely related field (for those who seek employment), or continue their education within one year of graduation, as calculated using raw data from the most recent three year period.

Chart showing graduate placement rates for the past 3 years

Program Policies

The student handbook provides pertinent information regarding the program's policies and curriculum which apply to every enrolled student. Students with further questions about the program are advised to review the handbook which can be accessed here: Current Student Handbook.