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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 (%)

2020

Class of 2024

94 (91.3%)

NA NA 1 (1.0%) 5 (4.8%) 3 (2.9%)
2019

Class of 2023

84 (81.6%)

4 (3.9%) NA 1 (1.0%) 8 (7.8%) 6 (5.8%)
2018

Class of 2022

97 (93.3%)

4 (3.8%) 101 (97.1%) 0 2 (1.9%) 1 (1.0%)
2017

Class of 2021

95 (91.3%)

7 (6.7%) 102 (98.1%) 0 0 (0.0%) 2 (1.9%)
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%)
2014

Class of 2018

93 (90.3%)

4 (3.9%) 97 (94.2%) 0 6 (5.8%) 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 %
2023 0 MSVS/3 OD/MSVS NA MSVS/2 OD/MSVS 100% N/A N/A 100%
2022 0 MSVS/2 dual OD/MS 1 MSVS/1 OD/MSVS 100% N/A N/A 67%
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 %
2022 40 35 88% 1 N/A 93%
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 %
2023 53 45 85% 1 1 89%
2022 55 50 91% 2 0 95%
2021 55 48 87% 3 0 93%
2020 43 37 86% 1 0 88%

 


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

 

2023

Administrations Included:

 

80% / 66%

Test Takers: 98 / 1761

Mar 2023

Aug 2023

96% / 83%

Test Takers: 90 / 1772

Dec 2022

Apr 2023

93% / 74%

Test Takers: 89 / 1761

8/1/2022- 7/31/2023

 

2022

Administrations Included:

 

70% / 64%

Test Takers: 90 / 1753

Mar 2022 

Aug 2022

86% / 85%

Test Takers: 103 / 1753

Dec 2021

Apr 2022

86% / 80%

Test Takers: 103 / 1749

 

08/01/2021 - 07/31/2022

2021

Administrations Included:

79% / 72%

Test Takers: 99 / 1754

Mar 2021 

Aug 2021

 

93% / 89%

Test Takers: 93 / 1724

Dec 2020 

Feb 2021

Apr 2021

 

91% / 81%

Test Takers: 99 / 1789

 

08/01/2020 - 07/31/2021

 

2020

Administrations Included:

 

80% / 78%

Test Takers: 99 / 1800

July 2020

Nov 2020

Jan 2021

 

90% / 90%

Test Takers: 96 / 1727

Dec 2019

July 2020

 

94% / 85%

Test Takers: 87 / 1593

 

08/01/2019 - 07/31/2020

 

2019

Administrations Included:

 

74% / 78%

Test Takers: 96 / 1776

Mar 2019

August 2019

 

94% / 90%

Test Takers: 94 / 1686

Dec 2018

Apr 2019

 

96% / 87%

Test Takers: 95 / 1665

 

08/01/2018 - 07/31/2019

 

Ultimate Pass Rate

Candidates who have graduated from October 1 through September 30 and have passed all three exams of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO)

Academic Year Ultimate Pass Rate (SCCO/Nat'l) # of Test Takers (SCCO/Nat'l) Administrations Include
2022 - 2023 92% / 84% 89 / 1743 10/2022 - 9/2023
2021 - 2022 90% / 88% 103 / 1681 10/2021 - 09/2022
2020 - 2021 94% / 92% 99 / 1778 10/2020 - 09/2021
2019 - 2020 92% / 90% 98 / 1653 10/2019 - 09/2020
2018 - 2019 95% / 93% 95 / 1681 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

2022   97% / 92%
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 63/86
2021 70/82
2022 67/80

*First time pass rates