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Student Achievement

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) evaluates success with respect to student achievement consistent with its mission and with national criteria for health related institutions of higher learning. UTMB pursues and achieves its educational mission through the academic programs it offers in its four schools.

Pass Rates for National Certification and Licensure Exams

Graduates of our clinical programs, with the exception of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, are required to pass a certification or licensure examination for practice.  UTMB has set a target pass rate, for first time test takers, of 90% for each of these programs.

School of Health Professions

Program 2018 2019 2020  2021
Clinical Laboratory Sciences 88% 90%  89%  91%
Physical Therapy 100% 92%  98%  100%
Occupational Therapy 95% 96%  100%  95%
Respiratory Care 90% 87%  92%  100%
Nutrition and Metabolism 83% 83%  88%  95%

John Sealy School of Medicine

Program 2018 2019  2020  2021
USMLE Step 1 98% 98% 99% 98%
USMLE Step 2 CK 97% 98% 98%
98%
Physician Assistant Studies 100% 93% 97% 83%

School of Nursing

Program 2018 2019 2020 2021
NCLEX-RN 97% 99% 99%  98.4%
Adult Gerontology Acute       91.3%
Adult Gerontology Primary 100% 100% 100%  91.7%
Family Nurse Practitioner 99% 98% 100% 94.4%
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner 71% 96% 90%  95.5%
Clinical Nurse Leader 56% 82% 100%  100%

In the event the pass rate does not meet the criterion, programs receive immediate and intense attention by faculty, program, and school leadership.

National Residency Matching

A closely monitored measure of the effectiveness of UTMB's medical education program and the competitiveness of medical school graduates is the rate at which they successfully place into residencies through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) to complete the graduate medical education portion of their training. UTMB's criterion is 90%. Table 3 summarizes the NRMP rate of placement for the past five years.

Year 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
NRMP Match 87% 88% 89% 87% 89%
Overall Match*
*Includes Early and Military Matches
93% 94% 97% 96% 98%

Undergraduate Job Placement Rates

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board tracks graduates of all undergraduate higher education programs in Texas and matches social security numbers to payroll data collected by the state as well as data from the federal government. The result is a profile of the employment rates for programs and schools at UTMB. UTMB's criterion is an 85% rate. Table 4 shows the employment rate for undergraduates who completed their educational program in the year indicated.


2015 2016 2017 2018

Cohort Rate Cohort Rate Cohort Rate Cohort Rate
Clinical Laboratory Science 71 92% 74 80% 54 87% 53 81%
Nursing 331 95% 399 93% 388 91% 399 90%

IPEDS 8 Year Undergraduate Graduation Rate

Degree-granting institutions report the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students. UTMB students are categorized as Non-First Time, Full-Time and Non-First Time, Part-Time. Cohorts are broken down by Pell Grant and Non-Pell Grant recipients.

 Full TimePart Time
Cohort SizeGraduation RateCohort SizeGraduation Rate
PellNon-PellPellNon-PellPellNon-PellPellNon-Pell
2020-202110333594%96%106790%79%
2019-20208731391%97%84875%75%
2018-201963298100%100%1042100%95%
2017-20184421184%93%56940%91%

In the event the pass rate does not meet the criterion, programs receive immediate and intense attention by faculty, program, and school leadership.


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