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Respiratory Care Program Effectiveness Outcomes

Board Pass Rates
Graduates of the respiratory care (RC) major are candidates eligible to sit for three credentialing exams related to clinical practice; this does not include specialty credentials.  Each credential can be earned by successfully passing specified national board examinations. Satisfaction of the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) exam is required for entry into professional practice. To earn advanced credentialing as a registered respiratory therapist (RRT), candidates must satisfactorily complete two additional national board exams—the Written Registered Respiratory Therapist (WRRT) and the Clinical Simulations exams.
As of January 1, 2015, the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) will replace the CRT and WRRT exams with the Therapist Multiple Choice Exam.  Baptist College graduates will be eligible candidates for that exam. The pass rate for credentials earned for clinical practice by Baptist College graduates is above the national pass rate required by the program’s accrediting body.

Graduating Class

CRT

RRT

2014

5/6 = 83%

2/6 = 33%*

2013

4/4 = 100%

4/4 = 100%

2012

7/7 = 100%

5/7 = 71%

2011

2/2 = 100%

2/2 = 100%

2010

2/2 = 100%

2/2 = 100%

* Denotes reporting within to the 12-month monitoring period for CoARC.

Job Placement
For the last five-year period, The Baptist College RC major has an average placement rate of 100 percent in respiratory care within 12-months after graduation.

Graduation Year

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Job Placement

100%

100%

100%

100%

67%*

* Denotes reporting within to the 12-month monitoring period for CoARC.

Retention Rates
The Baptist College RC major has an average retention rate of 61% over the last five-year period.

Starting Trimester/Graduating Trimester

Number of Students

Number of Graduates

Retention Rate

Summer 2012/Spring 2014

8

6

75%

Summer 2011/Spring 2013

8

5

63%

Summer 2010/Spring 2012

9

7

79%

Summer 2009/Spring 2011

7

2

29%

Summer 2008/Spring 2010

4

2

50%

5-year Total

36

22

61%