Graduation and Attrition Rates

YEAR MATRICULATED201620172018
Class of 2020 2021 2022
Graduated in 4 years 47 94% 46 94% 39 91%
Graduated in 5 or more years 3 6% 3 6% 1 2%
Graduated at any time 50 100% 49 100% 40 93%
Still enrolled or on a leave of absence 0 0% 0 0% 1 2%
Attrition for Academic Reasons 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Attrition for Other Reasons 0 0% 0 0% 2 5%

National Board Exam Passage Rates

The national board exams for optometry are administered by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO). The NBEO is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to protect the public by assessing the competence of practicing optometrists. NBEO examinations are widely accepted for optometric licensure in the United States.

Year of graduation September 1 through August 31 as defined by NBEO.2019-20202020-20212021-2022*
  FT Takers/Failure   FT Takers/Failure   FT Takers/Failure  
Part I            
UAB 1st Time Takers 44/11 75% 45/14 69% 39/14 64%
National 1st Time Takers   79%   80%   74%
Part II            
UAB 1st Time Takers 47/3 94% 49/4 92%  40/1 97%
National 1st Time Takers   90%   89%   85%
Part III            
UAB 1st Time Takers 47/5 89% 50/9 82% 40/10 75%
National 1st Time Takers   86%   80%   TBD
UAB Ultimate Pass Rate   97%   94%   83%
National Ultimate Pass Rate   92%   93%   TBD

* Incomplete Data