National University of Health Sciences is pleased to provide the following information regarding our institution's graduation/completion rates. The information is provided in compliance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The rates reflect the graduation/completion status of students who enrolled during the 2007-2008 school year and for whom 150% of the normal time to completion has elapsed. Based on the fall trimester of 2007, 84 full-time, degree-seeking doctor of chiropractic students entered NUHS. This cohort demonstrated an 88% graduation rate based on the 150% time to completion requirement. Students of National University occasionally fail to graduate for a variety of reasons including but not limited to: death, illness, transfer, family, academic, etc.
The most recent Federal Stafford loan default rate, as reported by the Department of Education, was in September 2013, which calculated a default rate of 4.0% for National University borrowers. The Department of Education maintains a listing of the cohort default rate for all postsecondary schools here. We are proud of our consistently low default rates that show that our graduates are able to make their repayment obligations.
Placement Rates and Professional Success
National University has been surveying graduates every five years for the last 20 years. In that time, the figures on graduates still practicing as chiropractic physicians after 5, 10, 15, and 20 years have remained very stable. Generally, 95% are practicing as DCs. Of the remaining 5%, some are teaching, doing research, have moved to a different state/province, or are having health/disability issues, etc. National is working on gathering information from graduates of the ND, MSAc and MSOM programs as the first graduates of those programs began practicing in 2009 and 2010.
DC Exam Performance - National Board of Chiropractic
National University's unique learning format integrates knowledge with application and prepares students to succeed as skilled, competent chiropractic physicians. Our innovative curriculum, and the dedication of our faculty and students to a tradition of excellence, plays a major role in students' preparation for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) examination and results in consistently outstanding pass rates. See National DC students' board score performance in comparison to other chiropractic colleges.
DC Exam Performance - Canadian Chiropractic Examining
NUHS is the school of choice for many Canadian students. Our Canadian students also perform very well on Canadian national board exams. See the attached PDF file, Canadian Student Performance on the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board Exams.
MT Exam Performance - National Certification Examination
in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
Upon completion of the one-year evening program leading to certification as a massage therapist, students are then eligible to sit for the mandatory national certification examination in therapeutic massage and bodywork. National MT students traditionally score well above both state and national averages for these exams. See National MT students' board score performance.
MSAc & MSOM Exam Performance -
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture &
Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
Students in the MSAc and MSOM degree programs are qualified to sit for the NCCAOM examinations which provide certification to practice as a licensed acupuncturist. Historically, NUHS students have performed above national standards on these exams. See National MSAc and MSOM students' board score performance.