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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
2017 12 12 100%
2018 18 16 89%
2019 20 9 45%
2020 16 14 88%
Weighted Average 77%

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)
Spring 2019 12 10 83%
Summer 2019 1 0 0%
Fall 2019 0 0 0%
Spring 2020 12 11 92%
Summer 2020 2 2 100%
Fall 2020 2 1 50%
2 Yr Total/Average 25 21 84%

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 2018 8 7 88% 0 0 0%
Fall 2018 1 0 0% 0 0 0%
Spring 2019 10 8 80% 2 2 100%
Summer 2019 1 0 0% 0 0 0%
Fall 2019 0 0 0% 0 0 0%
Spring 2020 11 10 91% 1 0 0%
2 Yr Total/Average 19 15 79% 3 2 67%

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 2014 0 Spring 2019 0 -
Fall/Winter 2014 14 Summer 2019 9 64%
Spring 2015 11 Fall/Winter 2019 7 64%
Summer 2015 5 Spring 2020 5 100%
Fall/Winter 2015 24 Summer 2020 21 88%
Spring 2016 5 Fall/Winter 2020 4 80%
2-YR TOTAL 59   46 78%

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