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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.

NBCE Licensing Exam Success Rates

Calendar Year Number of Graduates Attempting Any or All Parts (I, II, III, IV) of NBCE Exams within six (6) months post-graduation Number of Graduates Passing All Parts (I, II, III, IV) of NBCE Exams within six (6) months post-graduation Percentage of Graduates Passing All Parts (I, II, III, IV) of NBCE Exams within six (6) months post-graduation
2012 27 22 81%
2013 18 14 78%
2014 20 14 70%
2015 14 14 100%
    Weighted Average 81%

All Students

Graduation Term Number who graduated & took all exams Passed all exams within 1 year of graduation
    Number Percent
Spring 2014 10 8 80%
Summer 2014 3 3 100%
Fall 2014 8 8 100%
Spring 2015 4 4 100%
Summer 2015 4 4 100%
Fall 2015 4 3 75%
2 Yr Total/Average 33 30 81%

All Students (U.S. Citizens & Non-U.S. Citizens)

  United States Citizens Non-US Citizens
    Passed all exams within 1 year of graduation   Passed all exams within 1 year of graduation
Graduation Term Number who graduated & took all exams Number Percent Number who graduated & took all exams Number Percent
Spring 2014 9 8 89% 1 0 0%
Summer 2014 3 3 100% - - -
Fall 2014 8 8 100% - - -
Spring 2015 3 3 100% 1 1 100%
Summer 2015 4 4 100% - - -
Fall 2015 3 2 67% 1 1 100%
2 Yr Total/Average 30 28 93% 3 2 67%

Graduation & Licensure Rates

Program Entry Cohort Size Graduated Grad. Rate Licensure Rate
Fall/Winter 2007 15 9 60%  100%
Spring 2008 8 4 50% 100%
Summer 2008 5 3 60% 100%
Fall/Winter 2008 25 20 80% 100%
Spring 2009 6 4 67% 100%
Summer 2009 4 4 100% 100%
2-YR TOTAL 63 45 71% 100%

D'Youville College's Title IV default rate is 5.5%