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.
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|
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.
For an overview of graduate outcomes, click 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.