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.

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.

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.

NAACLS Contact Information

NAACLS
5600 North River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
(773) 714-8880 (phone) | (773) 714-8886 (fax)
info@naacls.org | www.naacls.org

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:

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 YearTotal Number of GraduatesEmployment in Clinical Laboratory within 6 months of program completionEmployment in Clinical Laboratory within 1 year of program completionEmployment in Research or Other LaboratoryFurther SchoolingOther (Non-laboratory employment, No employment, or Unknown)
2016540001
2017770000
2018871000
2019880000
2020550000

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 YearEnrollmentWithdrewDismissedGraduated
20178107
20188008
20198008
20207205
20217205