Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) once again received a favorable report from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) regarding board scores, this time for the Spring 2016 term. Test results for Cleveland students on Parts I, II, III, IV and the Physiotherapy portion showed that CU-KC is outpacing the national average for chiropractic institutions. The NBCE is the international testing agency for the chiropractic profession.
The first-time pass rate for CUKC students on Part I was 92.8 percent, while the average pass rate for all chiropractic institutions was only 74.1 percent. Similarly, the CUKC pass rate for Part II was 86.8 percent, with an average pass rate of 73.6 percent for all institutions. On Part III, the pass percentage for CUKC was 94.7 percent with the average at 81.7 percent for all chiropractic institutions. On Part IV, the CUKC pass percentage was 94.7, with the average at 90.3 for all institutions. CUKC students tallied a 93.1 percent pass rate on the Physiotherapy portion, compared to 87.9 percent average for all chiropractic institutions.
Dr. Julia Bartlett, dean of chiropractic education at CUKC, said the institution is pleased with the results.
“I am very proud of our students and the faculty who educate them,” Bartlett said.
The NBCE multi-part board test is administered to gauge the skills of chiropractic students preparing to enter the profession. Each exam focuses on different academic areas, including basic science, clinical science, clinical competency, and adjunctive therapies. Successful completion of the exams is required for licensure in most states.