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Facts & Figures

This page provides some historical and current facts and figures about our community and our educational outcomes. The mission of Marshall B. Ketchum University is to educate caring, inspired health care professionals who are prepared to deliver collaborative, patient-centric health care in an interprofessional environment.

Graduation and Retention Rates

Southern California College of Optometry

Doctor of Optometry (OD)

Year Matriculated Graduated in 4 years
Number (%)

Graduated in 5 or more years

Number (%)

Graduated at any time

Number (%)

Still enrolled or on leave of absence

Number (%)

Attrition for academic reasons

Number (%)

Attrition for other reasons

Number (%)

2018

Class of 2022

97 (93.3%)

NA NA 5 (4.8%) 2 (1.9%) 0 (0.0%)
2017

Class of 2021

95 (91.3%)

6 (5.7%) 101 (97.1%) 1 (0.9%) 2 (1.9%) 0 (0.0%)
2016

Class of 2020

93 (90.3%)

4 (3.9%) 97 (94.2%) 0 2 (1.9%) 4 (3.9%)
2015

Class of 2019

92 (92.0%)

6 (6.0%) 98 (98%) 0 2 (2.0%) 0 (0.0%)

Master of Science in Vision Science (MSVS)

Dual MSVS/OD = Students enrolled in both Doctor of Optometry and Master of Science in Vision Science program

Class Graduation Year New Students Enrolled # Graduated On-Time # Graduated On-Time % Graduated 1 Yr Later # Graduated 2 Yrs Later # Overall Retention Rate %
2021 0 MSVS /
5 Dual MSVS/OD
N/A MSVS / 5 Dual MSVS/OD N/A MSVS / 100% Dual MSVS/OD N/A N/A N/A MSVS / 100% Dual MSVS/OD
2020 1 MSVS /
2 Dual MSVS/OD
1 MSVS / N/A Dual MSVS/OD 100% MSVS / N/A Dual MSVS/OD 0 0 100% MSVS / N/A Dual MSVS/OD
2019 0 MSVS / 1 Dual MSVS/OD 0 MSVS / 1 Dual MSVS/OD N/A MSVS / 100% Dual MSVS/OD N/A N/A N/A MSVS / 100% Dual MSVS/OD
2018 1 MSVS / 2 Dual MSVS/OD 1 MSVS / 1 Dual MSVS/OD 100% MSVS / 50% Dual MSVS/OD  0 MSVS / N/A Dual MSVS/OD 0 MSVS / N/A Dual MSVS/OD 100% MSVS / N/A Dual MSVS/OD
2017 0 MSVS / 0 Dual MSVS/OD 0 MSVS / 0 Dual MSVS/OD 0% MSVS / 0% Dual MSVS/OD 0 MSVS / 0 Dual MSVS/OD 0 MSVS / 0 Dual MSVS/OD 0 MSVS / 0 Dual MSVS/OD
2016 1 MSVS / 4 Dual MSVS/OD 1 MSVS / 3 Dual MSVS/OD 100% MSVS / 75% Dual MSVS/OD 0 MSVS / 1 Dual MSVS/OD 0 MSVS / 0 Dual MSVS/OD 100% MSVS / 100% Dual MSVS/OD

 

School of PA Studies

Masters of Medical Science (MSMS)

Class Graduation Year New Students Enrolled # Graduated On-Time # Graduated On-Time % Graduated 1 Yr Later # Graduated 2 Yrs Later # Overall Retention Rate %
2021 40 40 100% 0 0 100%
2020 40 38 95% N/A N/A 100%
2019 40 38 95%     2 N/A 100%
2018 40 39 98% 0 N/A 98%
2017 34 32 94% 2 N/A 100%
2016 28 27 96% 0 1 100%

 

College of Pharmacy

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

Class Graduation Year New Students Enrolled # Graduated On-Time # Graduated On-Time % Graduated 1 Yr Later # Graduated 2 Yrs Later # Overall Retention Rate %
2022 56 51 91% 2 0 95%
2021 55 47 85% 3 0 91%
2020 43 37 86% N/A N/A N/A

 


Licensure Examination Pass Rates

Southern California College of Optometry (NBEO Exams)

# / Avg = Numbers shown to compare SCCO and the national average

*Scores listed are in reference to first-time test takers

 

Academic Year Part I ABS* vs. 
 National Avg
Part II PAM* vs.
National Avg
Part III CSE* vs.
National Avg

 Ultimate Pass Rate at    Graduation         vs.      National Avg

2021

(9/1/2020 - 8/31/2021)

Administrations Included:

79% / 72%

 

Mar 2021 

Aug 2021

 

93% / 89%

Dec 2020 

Feb 2021

Apr 2021

 

91% / 81%

 

08/01/2020 - 07/31/2021

94% / 92%

 

10/2020 - 09/2021

 

2020

(9/1/2019 - 8/31/2020)

Administrations Included:

 

80% / 78%

July 2020

Nov 2020

Jan 2021

 

90% / 90%

 

Dec 2019

July 2020

 

94% / 85%

 

08/01/2019 - 07/31/2020

 

92% / 92%

 

10/2019 - 09/2020

 

2019

(9/1/2018 - 8/31/2019)

Administrations Included:

 

74% / 78%

 

Mar 2019

August 2019

 

94% / 90%

 

Dec 2018

Apr 2019

 

96% / 87%

 

08/01/2018 - 07/31/2019

 

95% / 93%

 

10/2018 - 09/2019

 

School of PA Studies (PANCE)

% / Avg = Numbers shown to compare MBKU's School of PA Studies and the national average

Class Graduation Year

PANCE Pass Rate
% / Avg

2021   95% / 93%
2020   90% / 95%
2019 100% / 93%
2018 100% / 98%
2017

100% / 97%

2016 100% / 96%

 

College of Pharmacy (NAPLEX)

Class Graduation Year

*NAPLEX Pass Rate % / National Average %

2020 68.97/88.43
2021 70.7/83.7

*Calendar year first time pass rates