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Chiropractic (DC): NBCE Pass Rates and Licensure

Chiropractic National Board Exams

Chiropractic National Board examinations are divided into two sections: written examinations (Part I, II, III and Physiotherapy) and practical examinations (Part IV). The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) administers the written exams in June and October at multiple test sites in the United States and Canada. Practical examinations are administered at multiple sites in the United States in May and November. Tests are also given in France and Australia.

NBCE Graduation Information

D'Youville's NBCE test results are reported as arithmetic averages of consecutive first-time percent pass rates and are compared to the pass rates from all other chiropractic colleges/programs. 

Licensing Exam Success Rates

Calendar Year Number of Graduates 
Number of Graduates Passing All Parts of Licensing exams or are licensed to practice chiropractic within six(6) months post-graduation
 
Percentage of  Graduates Passing All Parts of Licensing exams or are licensed to practice chiropractic within six(6) months post-graduation
 
2018 22 17 77%
2019 27 22 81%
2020 22 19 86%
2021 26 22 85%
Weighted
Average
97 80 82%

* NBCE Parts I, II, III, and IV or CCEB Components A, B, and C

 

Graduation Rates

Entrance Term # of Students Matriculated in Entrance Term Term 15 Trimesters after Entrance Term # Students in Column A That Graduated by Term in Column C Completion Rate at the 150th Percentile
Summer 2015 5 Spring 2020 5 100%
Fall/Winter 2015 24 Summer 2020 21 87.5%
Spring 2016 5 Fall/Winter 2020 4 80%
Summer 2016 5 Spring 2021 5 100%
Fall/Winter 2016 21 Summer 2021 17 81%
Spring 2017 5 Fall/Winter 2021 5 100%
2-YR TOTAL 65   57 87.7%

D'Youville's Title IV default rate is 3.2%