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Two-Year First-Time Pass Rate by School

Two-Year Average by School

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The Two-Year First-Time Pass Rate by Schools reports provide the two-year average of students in a graduation class that took the NPTE and passed on the first time. Additional pass rate reports are also available.

The two-year pass rates will be updated in the first quarter of each year and will include the two most recent years with complete data. The first reports will be available in the first quarter of 2022. 

First-time pass rates are generally high among CAPTE-accredited programs. Many factors can affect pass rates, most notably, first-time pass rates may be driven by individual student factors such as preparation strategies, academic achievement at program entry, and individual circumstances (such as life events that delay the NPTE). Users are cautioned against over-interpreting differences among first-time pass rates as strong indicators of the quality of instruction at these institutions.

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