Surgical Technology Outcomes

Northark Retention Rate
ARC/STSA Threshold 70%

Year#Starting#GraduatingRetention Rate
2012-20139889%
2013-20149889%
2014-20158450%
2015-20169778%
2016-20178675%

5-year average retention rate = 76%

Northark Outcomes Assessment Exam: (CST EXAM) ARC/STSA Threshold 100% Participation and 70% Pass Rate

Year#Gradates#Taking#PassingNorthark Pass RateNational Pass Rate
2012-201388563%76%
2013-2014888100%74%
2014-2015444100%76%
2015-2016777100%77%
2016-201766467%

5-year average participation 100%; CST Exam pass rate = 86%

Northark Graduate Placement Rate
ARC/STSA Threshold 80%
Placement is working in surgery/related field, continuing education or active military duty within one year of graduation.

Year#Graduates#PlacedPlacement Rate
2012-20138563%
2013-20148788%
2014-201544100%
2015-201677100%
2016-20176583%

5-year average placement rate = 87%

Northark Employer Surveys: ARC/STSA Threshold 50% Return Rate and 70% Satisfaction Rate
Surveys are sent no sooner than 9 months after beginning employment
Must use ARC/STSA Employer Survey Form

Year#Graduates#Mailed#ReturnedReturn RateSatisfaction Rate
2011-201264375%100%
2012-201383267%100%
2013-201486467%100%
2014-2015433100%100%
2015-2016777100%86%

5-year Employer Survey Return Rate = 82%
Employer Satisfaction Rate = 97%

Northark Graduate Surveys: ARC/STSA Threshold 50% Return Rate and 70% Satisfaction Rate
Surveys are sent no sooner than 6 months after graduation
Must use ARC/STSA Graduate Survey Form

Year#Graduates   
#Mailed#ReturnedReturn RateSatisfaction Rate
2012-201387457%100%
2013-201488788%100%
2014-201544375%100%
2015-201677457%100%
2016-2017666100%100%

5-year Graduate Survey Return Rate = 75%
Graduate Satisfaction Rate = 100%