National Board Pass Rate Data Available on ASCO’s Website

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For the second year, the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) has partnered with the National Board of Examiners in Optometry to make the pass rates for the 2017-2018 academic year at every institution available on its website. The data is found at: Last year’s report is also posted for comparison.

“The NBEO is pleased to provide this pass rate data. The results are from calculations using candidates’ scores who have both graduated during the listed timeframe and attempted all three parts at least once. This information provides a consistent reporting mechanism as we continue our collaboration with ASCO in years to come,” says Dr. Jill Bryant, NBEO Executive Director. 

“The national pass rates from our institutions are important information for all stakeholders in our profession, and we are happy to make this information readily available,” says Dr. David Damari, ASCO President. “Faculty at every one of our member institutions aims to equip each optometry student with the skills and knowledge to pass each part of the exam. We all are always working toward 100% pass rate.”


The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) is a non-profit association representing the interests of optometric education. Founded in 1941 and headquartered in Rockville, MD, ASCO is committed to achieving excellence in optometric education and to helping its member institutions prepare well-qualified graduates for entrance into the profession of optometry. Its membership encompasses the schools and colleges of optometry in the 50 states and Puerto Rico. A number of optometry schools outside the United States are affiliate and associate members.




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