Program Effectiveness Data

Program Effectiveness Data
The performance of the program is reflected through program effectiveness data as defined by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 06011.  Program effectiveness data includes the program completion rate, credentialing examination pass rate and job placement rate.  This information can also be obtained at http://www.ada.org/en/coda.  Questions about program effectiveness data should be directed to the Program Coordinator.
 
The Dental Hygiene Program annual 2016 report reflected the following data:
 
Completion Rate for Graduating Class 2014 - 2016
The completion rate is a measurement of the number of students that began the program divided by the number of students that actually completed the program.  The completion rate are as follows: 2014 was 86%, 2015 was 92% and 2016 was 84%.  
 
Credentialing Examination Pass Rate - 2014 through 2016
This is the number of dental hygiene students that pass the clinical exam given by the Commission on Dental Competency Assessment (CDCA) and a written National Board Dental Hygiene Exam (NBDHE) given by the American Dental Association (ADA).  Note that students have the choice in whether or not to release their clinical grades (CDCA exam) to the dental hygiene program. The pass rate for the clinical dental hygiene exam (CDCA) for 2014 is 95%, 2015 is 100% and 2016 is 98%. The pass rate for the NBDHE for 2014 is 95%, 2015 is 92% and 2016 is 98%.
 
Job Placement Rate - 2014 through 2015
This is the number of students that gained employment in dental hygiene within 6 months of obtaining their license.  This figure reflects an average over a two-year span and was obtained through a graduate survey sent to the 89 graduates from 2014 and 2015 class. Forty seven out of 89 students responded to the graduate survey during this period actively sought employment in dental hygiene within six months of graduation.  The program's job placement rate average from the years 2014 and 2015 is 100%.