Houston Annual Outcomes Report

Certification Exam Results

Graduates or second-year students in their last semester at the Houston location apply for initial certification from the National Commission for Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants, or NCCAA.

Each August, the program publishes the number of students who graduated, the number who passed the exam, and the number who failed. The following table shows the Houston location NCCAA exam outcomes since 2012.

Cohort Graduated Pass Fail
2018 22 21 1
2017 22 22 0
2016 20 20 0
2015 22 22 0
2014 21 21 0
2013 21 21 0
2012 14 14 0
Total 142 141 1
Rates   99.30% 0.70%

Student Attrition

Attrition refers to the percentage of students in Houston who enrolled but voluntarily withdrew or were separated from the program. The program publishes these numbers each August.

Withdrawal and separation are taken seriously by the MSA Program. In the event a student is considering withdrawing, they are asked to meet with the program director. Each situation is different, and the program strives to accommodate the student whenever possible.

The following table shows the Houston location student attrition rates since 2012.

Cohort Initial Enrollment Voluntary Withdrawal Separated
2018 24 1 1
2017 25 3 0
2016 25 4 1
2015 25 2 1
2014 22 1 0
2013 22 0 1
2012 16 1 1
Total 159 12 5
Rates   7.55% 3.14%

Employment

At the time of commencement, the MSA Program requests employment information from all graduates. The program publishes these numbers within six months of graduation.

The following table shows the Houston location employment rates since 2012.

Cohort Graduated Employment Seeking Work
2018 22 22 0
2017 22 22 0
2016 20 19 1i
2015 22 22 0
2014 21 21 0
2013 21 21 0
2012 14 14 0
Total 142 141 1
Rates   99.30% 0.70%

For an overview of graduate outcomes, click here.

Review outcomes for our Cleveland location here or Washington location here.

 


i. While most graduates from the MSA Program consider multiple locations for employment, the student in the 2015 cohort who was still seeking work after six months was specifically limiting his search to one city. He found employment after the August cutoff.