How the College Assesses Its Performance in Helping Students Meet the Learning Objectives

Assessment of student learning at the program level occurs through multiple mechanisms including measurement of key performance indicators

  • Performance on national licensing examination (NBEO)
    • Part 1: Applied Basic Science
    • Part 2: Patient Assessment and Management
    • Part 3: Clinical Skills
  • Percentage of graduates who intend to enter a residency program
  • Number of students completing graduate certificate program in optometry business management or MBA program in healthcare leadership
  • Number of international programs/courses, including 4th year rotations and the number of students participating
  • Number of publications by OD students and residents in peer-reviewed journals
  • Number of presentations by OD students and residents at AAO and ARVO meetings

Other sources of information tracked:

  • Quantity and quality of each student’s patient-care experiences for each educational assignment
  • Annual exit surveys
  • Annual alumni surveys
  • Curriculum Committee assessments

The College’s assessment plan can be found at:

Key performance indicators designated with an asterisk are published in Factbook