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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

Class Graduation Year New Students Enrolled # Graduated On-Time # Graduated On-Time % Graduated 1 Yr Later # Graduated 2 Yrs Later # Overall Retention Rate %
2018 101 91 90 N/A N/A N/A
2017 102 92 90 9 0 99
2016 100 92 92 7 1 100
2015 100 93 93 4 0 97
2014 100 96 96 3 0 99

Master of Science in Vision Science

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 %
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

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

Licensure Examination Pass Rates

Southern California College of Optometry

Doctor of Optometry

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

Class Graduation Year Part I ABS #/Avg Part II PAM #/Avg Part III CSE #/Avg Ultimate Pass Rate at Graduation #/Avg
2017 79 / 78 85 / 88 N/A N/A
2016 77 / 77 95 / 88 97 / 83 91 / 84
2015 72 / 78 92 / 95 86 / 97 85 / 91
2014 84 / 86 100 / 98 96 / 81 96 / 91
2013 89 / 85 99 / 94 92 / 79 96 / 90

School of PA Studies

Masters of Medical Science

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

Class Graduation Year

PANCE Pass Rate #/Avg

2017 100 / 97
2016 100 / 95