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Class Profiles and Statistics

The following information presents statistics about the incoming Class of 2021 for the four-year OD program and the Class of 2019 AODP and ASIP programs, as well as the most current NBEO board scores and graduate statistics for various classes.

Four-year OD Program: Class of 2021
Applications: 837
Acceptance Rate: 39%
Enrolled Students: 127
Mean GPA: 3.3
Mean Science GPA: 3.2
Mean OAT: AA Average OAT* = 326; TS Average OAT^ = 324
Gender: 78% Female, 22% Male
US States Represented: 26
Canadian Provinces Represented: 7
Countries Represented: United States, Canada, China, India

* AA Average OAT = Average Score of Academic Average OAT
^ TS Average OAT = Average Score of Total Science OAT

Class of 2021 Infographic
Advanced Standing International Program: Class of 2019
Acceptance Rate: 41%
Enrolled Students: 11
Mean GPA: 3.52
Gender: 73% Female, 27% Male
Countries: Australia, Canada, India, Iran, Jamaica, Nigeria, United Kingdom, USA
Accelerated Optometric Degree Program: Class of 2019
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Enrolled Students: 6
Mean GPA: 3.33
Gender: 67% Female, 33% Male
Highest Degree: 67% PhD, 33% MD
Countries: China, Vietnam, USA
 

National Board of Examiners in Optometry
NBEO Board Pass Rate Report (10/16 - 9/17)

ASCO publishes an institutional yearly performance report for schools and colleges of optometry. ASCO notes, "All pass rates are calculated using only candidates who have graduated during the listed time frame, and attempted all three parts at least once. First Timer pass rates are the percentage of the above-referenced candidate group that passed the examination on their first attempt. Ultimate pass rate is the percentage of the above-referenced candidate group that passed all three exams."

School Number of Candidates Part I ABS First Timer Pass Rate Part II PAM First Timer Pass Rate Part III CSE First Timer Pass Rate Ultimate Pass Rate
New England College of Optometry 135 84.44% 90.37% 77.78% 90.37%
National Scores 1622 79.04% 89.33% 81.26% 91.06%

For more information about NBEO Examination, visit www.optometry.org.


Rankings for Schools and Colleges of Optometry

There are no official rankings for schools and colleges of optometry. Learn more about the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry, ASCO, and their statement on rankings.


Four-Year OD Program Information

Graduate Statistics

Academic Year 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17
Number of NECO graduates
matched for
residency programs
30 41 40 40 32 31 40
Retention rates
first-to-second year
96.7% 96.6% 96.6% 100% 97.7% 93.3% 91.7%
Percentage of graduates
who receive degree
within 6 years
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99% 99%