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Class Profiles and Statistics

The following information presents statistics about the incoming Class of 2021 for the four-year OD program and the Class of 2019 AODP and ASIP programs, as well as the most current NBEO board scores and graduate statistics for various classes.

Four-year OD Program: Class of 2021)
Applications: 837
Acceptance Rate: 39%
Enrolled Students: 127
Mean GPA: 3.3
Mean Science GPA: 3.2
Mean OAT: AA Average OAT* = 326; TS Average OAT^ = 324
Gender: 78% Female, 22% Male
US States Represented: 26
Canadian Provinces Represented: 7
Countries: United States, Canada, China, India

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

Advanced Standing International Program: Class of 2019
Acceptance Rate: 41%
Enrolled Students: 11
Mean GPA: 3.52
Gender: 73% Female, 27% Male
Countries: Australia, Canada, India, Iran, Jamaica, Nigeria, United Kingdom, USA
Accelerated Optometric Degree Program: Class of 2019
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Enrolled Students: 6
Mean GPA: 3.33
Gender: 67% Female, 33% Male
Highest Degree: 67% PhD, 33% MD
Countries: China, Vietnam, USA
 

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


First Time Test Takers

NBEO Board Exam Number of
1st Time Takers
Pass Rate NECO
(1st Time Takers) 
National Average
(1st Time Takers)
Part 1: March 2017
Applied Basic Science
Part A: 25
Part B: 43
Part C: 28
Part D: 16
84%
81.4%
60.7%
68.75%
79%
73.1%
68.93%
65.68%

Part 2: Dec. 2016
Patient Assessment & Management
Part 2: April 2017

Part A: 83
Part B: 55
1

86.75%
89.09%
100%

89.1%
85.02%
84%

Part 3: 2017
Clinical Skills Assessment
121 79.51% 81.34%

Pass Rate By Graduation: Class of 2016

NBEO Board Exam Number of
Test Takers
NECO
Ultimate Pass Rate
National 
Pass Rate
Part 1
Applied Basic Science
 
110 90.16% 90.26%
Part 2
Patient Assessment and Management
 
114
 
93.44%
 
94.36%
 
Part 3
Clinical Skills Assessment
 
112 91.80% 93.94%

TMOD

101 82.79% 88.89%
All Parts
(I, II, III, & TMOD)
97 79.51% 83.78%

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


Four-Year OD Program Information

Graduate Statistics

Academic Year 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
Number of NECO graduates
matched for
residency programs
30 41 40 40 32 31 40
Retention rates
first-to-second year
96.7% 96.6% 96.6% 100% 97.7% 93.3% 91.7%
Percentage of graduates
who receive degree
within 6 years
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99% 99%
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