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National Board of Examiners in Optometry Pass Rates

Information on National Board Pass rates for all the member institutions can be found on the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) website.  This information will be published yearly and a link to the report can be found at: https://optometriceducation.org/national-board-of-examiners-in-optometry-yearly-performance-report/

UHCO NBEO Pass Rates
YEAR 2022 2021 2020* 2019
Date Range 9/1/2021- 8/31/2022 9/1/2020- 8/31/2021 9/1/2019- 8/31/2020 9/1/2018- 8/31/2019
  Part I
First Time Pass Rate Pending 74% **88% 64%
Administration *Combined scores: main exam administration in Mar. and the alternate date in Aug.
**Combined scores in 2020: main exam administration in Mar. and the alternate in Nov. and Jan.
  Part II
First Time Pass Rate 88% 95% **85% 90%
Administration *Combined scores: main exam administration in Dec. and the alternate date in Apr.
**Combined scores in 2020 : main exam administration in Dec. and the alternate date in Jul.
  Part III
First Time Pass Rate Pending 76% 76% 85%
Administration *Combined scores for all administrations from  August 1st-July 31st of each academic year.
  Ultimate Pass Rate
Ultimate Pass Rate Pending 93% 90% 93%
  *Percentage of students who pass all three parts of the NBEO by September 30th. following graduation
UHCO Graduation Rates
YEAR 2022 2021 2020* 2019
Graduation Rate* Pending 95% 95% 97%
Attrition Rate** Pending 5% 5% 3%
  *Percentage of first-time, first-year Professional students who complete the program or who are still matriculated
**Percentage of students that do not finish the program or who are no longer matriculated