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Respiratory Care Program Effectiveness Outcomes

Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented. Programmatic outcomes data reported on the CoARC website can be found at (www.coarc.com/47.html) .

Credentialing Exam Performance
Credentialing exam performance is the percentage of program graduates (not the percentage of those taking the test) earning the NBRC’s CRT credential within one year of graduation.

Graduating Class

Number of Graduates

Credentialed Graduates

Pass Rate

2015

6

6

100%

2014

6

6

100%

2013

4

4

100%

3-year Total

16

16

100%

Job Placement
Positive (Job) Placement” is defined as a graduate who within the 12 months after graduation is: (a) Employed utilizing skills within the respiratory care profession as defined by the scope of practice as full time, part-time, or per diem, (b) enrolled full- or part-time in another degree program, or (c) serving in the military.

Graduating Class

Number of Graduates

Positive Placement

Placement Rate

2015

6

3

50%

2014

6

5

83%

2013

4

4

100%

Attrition Rate
Attrition is defined as the percentage of students who enrolled in a respiratory care program and began fundamental (non-survey) respiratory care coursework but left the program. Students who leave the program before the fifteenth calendar day from the beginning of the first term with fundamental respiratory care coursework, and those students transferring to satellites, are not included in program attrition.

Starting Trimester/Graduating Trimester

Number of Students

Number of Graduates

Retention Rate

Fall 2013/Spring 2015

9

6

67%

Fall 2012/Spring 2014

8

6

75%

Fall 2011/Spring 2013

8

5

63%

3-year Total

25

17

68%