Our Students

Student Services

Optometry students have access to resources and services in the Student Services within the College of Optometry. These services are part of what makes Pacific University a great place to complete your education!

One of the things we do is organize different programs and events that assist and support students. Some examples are scheduling and registration of all students, acting as the liaison between students and University offices, and working with the student government (Student Optometric Association). Events that we plan include New Student Orientation, White Coat Ceremony, and Practice Opportunity Fairs, among others.

Another main part of our purpose is to assist students with issues that may not be academic in nature, but affect academic performance. This can include personal/family stress, medical emergencies, financial hardships, etc. We also serve as advocates for students if they need help working out concerns or issues with faculty members or administrators. Our doors are always open, and we encourage students to stop in at any time.

Student Services is where you begin when you’re not sure what to do or where to go!

Student Accolades

Our students continue to excel academically. The National Board exams, which represent a national standard of entry-level competence to practice optometry, shows how our students scored in national comparisons.

NBEO Pass Rates

Class of 2016
 

PUCO - First Time Test Takers

National - First Time Test Takers

Part I: ABS

94.12% 76.90%
Part II: PAM, Form A 98.18%

90.97%

Part II: PAM, Form B 92.59%

83.75%

Part III: CSE 80.23%

83.74%

Ultimate Pass Rate 95.35%  
Class of 2017

 

PUCO - First Time Test Takers

National - First Time Test Takers

Part I: ABS

90.22%

78.12%

Part II: PAM

97.75%

89.33%

Part III: CSE

80.22%

81.39%

Ultimate Pass Rate   96.70%  
Class of 2018

 

PUCO - First Time Test Takers

National - First Time Test Takers

Part I: ABS

84.3%

72.9%

Part II: PAM

91.01%

79.04%

Part III: CSE

N/A

N/A

Ultimate Pass Rate   N/A  
Class of 2019

 

PUCO - First Time Test Takers

National - First Time Test Takers

Part I: ABS

89.3%

77.5%

Part II: PAM

N/A

N/A

Part III: CSE

N/A

N/A

Ultimate Pass Rate   N/A  

Graduation Rates

   4-Year  Ultimate Grad Rate
2018 91% 93%
2017 96% 96%
2016 91% 97%
2015 94% 99%

Attrition Rates

Class of  Original Cohort/Graduated Attrition % Rate
2018 92/86 6 7%
2017 91/89 2 2%
2016 91/87 4 4%
2015 90/89 1 1%

Number of Pacific Students Who Matched with Residency Programs 

   2018:   16
   2017:   19
   2016:   14