National Board of Examiners in Optometry Pass Rate Data Published on ASCO’s Website
In collaboration with the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO®), the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) has posted on its website the pass rates for every U.S. optometric institution. The data for 2022 is found at: https://optometriceducation.org/news/national-board-of-examiners-in-optometry-yearly-performance-report/. Reports beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year are posted for comparison.
“NBEO is pleased to continue to work with ASCO as we provide this data,” says Dr. Jill Bryant, NBEO Executive Director. “These results are from calculations using the scores of optometry candidates who have both graduated during the 2021-2022 timeframe and attempted all three parts of the exam at least once.”
“The pass rates from the 23 schools and colleges of optometry in the US is important information as we look back at a year which many in academia say was very challenging,” says Dr. Melissa Trego, ASCO President. “We remain committed to offering a vigorous curriculum to our optometry students to best prepare them to enter this very challenging field.”