Health professions exam pass rate
Ohio Community and Technical College students who took health professions exams for the first time in 2006
In 2006, the exam pass rate of Ohio Community and Technical College students who took health professions exams for the first time was 78 percent.
For many occupations, in particular those in health care and personal care, licensure is required to work in the field. Licensing standards vary by state and occupation, but they typically require a minimum level of education in a specified field and a passing score on a test of competence. Licensure exam pass rates indicate how well community colleges are preparing their students for future employment.
Health Professions Exams: include exams for emergency medical technicians (basic, advanced, and paramedic); dental hygienists; physical therapy assistants; and occupational therapy assistants.
Estimates were calculated using data from the original source. Exam pass rates were counted only for those institutions classified as community colleges by the Ohio Board of Regents (Ohio Board of Regents, 2009).
Ohio Board of Regents. (2007). The performance report for Ohio's colleges and universities, 2006. Columbus, OH: Ohio Board of Regents.
Ohio Board of Regents. (2009). Ohio Community College portraits. Columbus, OH: Author.