2016 – 2017 ABHES Statistics Report

ADN Program

  • Retention Rate: 87%
  • Placement Rate: 80.16% (As of 07/24/18)
  • NCLEX-RN® Overall Pass Rate: 80.62% (As of 7/24/18)

RN-to-BSN Program

  • Retention Rate: 63%
  • Placement Rate: No Data (No RN-to-BSN graduates in the 2016-2017 ABHES year)*

*2015-2016 RN-to-BSN Placement Rate: 100%

The retention rate is determined by using the ABHES required method of calculation, for the reporting period July 1 through June 30. The formula for calculation may be found in the glossary at the bottom of this page.

Placement Rate is the percentage of 2016-2017 graduates whose employment in the field has been verified utilizing ABHES guidelines. Graduates who are continuing education, engaged in military obligations, or experiencing health issues preventing them from working in the field have been excluded from the data.

Overall RN licensure rate is based on the overall NCLEX-RN® pass rate for all graduates who have attempted the exam in the 2016-2017 ABHES year, regardless of the number of exam attempts. Updated quarterly, approximately 3 weeks after the end of each calendar quarter.

ACEN Statistics Report

  • 2017 NCLEX-RN® First-Time Pass Rate: 51.9%
  • 2017-2018 Program Completion Rate (All levels): 76.1%
  • 2016-2017 Employment Rate: 74.4%

The First-Time Rate is the percentage of graduates passing on their first attempt. Calculated for each calendar year. Updated once a year in January for the previous calendar year.

Program Completion Rate is defined as the percentage of grouped learners graduating on or before the assigned 150% date. Updated once a year in July. (If the assigned 150% completion date falls in the middle of the semester, the date is extended to the semester end date.)

Employment Rate is the percentage of 2016-2017 graduates whose employment in the field has been verified utilizing ABHES guidelines. Graduates who are continuing education, engaged in military obligations, or experiencing health issues preventing them from working in the field have been excluded from the data. This number reflects the annual report submitted to ACEN in November 2017. 

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Placement Rate is all learners that graduated and work in the field as a registered nurse.
To view how Placement Rate is calculated, click here.

Normal Time to Program Completion:

ADN New Learners: 20 months

ADN Advanced Placement Learners (completed GE prerequisites): 16 months

ADN Advanced Placement Learners (LPN license & completed GE prerequisites): 8 months

RN-to-BSN Learners (RN license only): 20 months

RN-to-BSN Learners (RN license & completed GE requirements): 8 months

On-time Completion Rate: 100%

2016 – 2017 Financial Aid:

Median Loan Title IV and Private Loan Debt at Program Completion:

  • Title IV – $10,388.00
  • Private –  $8,730.00

Target Occupation: Registered Nurse, Click here for occupational profile

Educational Costs:

Diversity

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Glossary

Overall Pass Rate is the percentage of graduates who took the licensure exam and passed after any attempt.

Cohort overall NCLEX pass rates are first reported six months after each cohort’s program completion date and are adjusted monthly thereafter.

Retention Rate is the percentage of learners that were enrolled during the stated academic year and were still enrolled or graduated within the same academic year. ABHES calculates Retention Rate as follows: Retention Rate = (EE + G) / (BE + NS + RE) EE= Ending Enrollment (Number of students in class, on clinical experience and/or leave of absence on June 30) G= Graduates BE= Beginning Enrollment (Number of students in class, on clinical experience and/or leave of absence on July 1) NS= New Starts RE= Re-Entries (number of students that re-enter into school who dropped from a previous annual report time period) At a minimum, an institution maintains the names of all enrollees by program, start date, and graduation date.

Placement Rate is all learners that graduated and work in the field as a registered nurse.

Normal Time is the amount of time necessary for a learner to complete all requirements for a degree or certificate according to the College catalog.

On-time is the percentage of learners who completed the program during the most recent completed award year within the amount of time necessary to complete all requirements for the program according to the College catalog (also known as “Normal Time”). Completion Rate = (# of learners who completed the program within the normal time*100)/Total # of learners who completed the program during the most recently completed award year

For additional statistics, please visit U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Gainful Employment

*Important Information:

To view the ADN Program’s gainful employment, click here.

To view the BDN Program’s gainful employment, click here.

To view the RN-to-BSN Program’s gainful employment, click here.