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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
2013 13 11 85%
2014 19 13 68%
2015 14 10 71%
2016 15 14 93%
    Weighted Average 79%

All Students

Graduation Term Number who graduated & took all exams Passed all exams within 1 year of graduation
    Number Percent
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%
Spring 2016 8 8 100%
2 Yr Total/Average 31 30 97%

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
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%
Spring 2016 7 7 100% 1 1 100%
2 Yr Total/Average 28 27 96% 3 3 100%

Graduation & Licensure Rates

Program Entry Cohort Size Graduated Grad. Rate Licensure Rate
Fall/Winter 2011 2 2 100%  100%
Spring 2012 8 7 88& 100%
Summer 2012 10 10 100% 100%
Fall/Winter 2012 13 8 62% 100%
Spring 2013 8 4 50% 100%
Summer 2013 5 5 100% 100%
2-YR TOTAL 46 36 78% 100%

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