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Class Profiles and Statistics

The following information presents statistics about the incoming Class of 2020 for the four-year OD program and the Class of 2016 AODP and ASIP programs, as well as the most current NBEO board scores and graduate statistics for various classes.

* AA Average OAT = Average Score of Academic Average OAT
^ TS Average OAT = Average Score of Total Science OAT

Rankings for Schools and Colleges of Optometry

There are no official rankings for schools and colleges of optometry. Learn more about the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry, ASCO, and their statement on rankings.

NBEO Board Scores

NBEO Board Exam Number of
1st Time Takers
Pass Rate NECO
(1st Time Takers) 
National Average
(1st Time Takers)
Part 1
Applied Basic Science
March 2016
132 82.58% 78.12%
Part 2
Patient Assessment and Management
December 2015
117 88.3% 88.15%
Part 3
Clinical Skills Assessment
2015
114 89.47% 85.86%

For more information about NBEO Examination, visit www.optometry.org.

Four-Year OD Program Information

Graduate Statistics

Academic Year 09-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16
Retention rates
first-to-second year
99.1% 96.7% 96.6% 96.6% 100% 97.7% 93.3%
Percentage of graduates
who receive degree
within 6 years
99% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99%
Number of NECO graduates
matched for
residency programs
30 30 41 40 40 32 31
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