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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
2014 19 13 68%
2015 14 10 71%
2016 15 14 93%
2017 12 12 100%
Weighted Average 82%

All Students

Graduation Term Number who graduated & took all exams Passed all exams within 1 year of graduation (Number) Passed all exams within 1 year of graduation (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

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
Fall/Winter 2011 2 Summer 2016 2 100%
Spring 2012 8 Fall/Winter 2016 7 88%
Summer 2012 10 Spring 2017 10 100%
Fall/Winter 2012 13 Summer 2017 8 62%
Spring 2013 8 Fall/Winter 2017 4 50%
Summer 2013 5 Spring 2018 5 100%
2-YR TOTAL 46 100% 36 78%

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