Optometry Students

Student Support

Optometry students have access to resources and services in the Student Support Office 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 Support 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 - updated 11/05/19

Class of 2017

 

PUCO - First Time Test Takers

National - First Time Test Takers
(From NBEO website)

Part I: ABS

90.22%

77%

Part II: PAM

97.80%

92%

Part III: CSE

80.22%

81%

Ultimate Pass Rate 

97.75%

91.06%

Class of 2018

 

PUCO - First Time Test Takers

National - First Time Test Takers
(From NBEO website)

Part I: ABS

83.33%

72%

Part II: PAM

95.24%

89%

Part III: CSE

75.90%

76.00%

Ultimate Pass Rate   93.75% 92.09%
Class of 2019

 

PUCO - First Time Test Takers

National - First Time Test Takers
(From NBEO website)

Part I: ABS

87.36%

76.28%

Part II: PAM

97.7%

90.25%

Part III: CSE

89.66%

84.01%

Ultimate Pass Rate   96.55% 92.62%
Class of 2020

 

PUCO - First Time Test Takers

National - First Time Test Takers
(From NBEO website)

Part I: ABS

80.22%

79.15%

Part II: PAM

N/A

N/A

Part III: CSE

N/A

N/A

Ultimate Pass Rate   N/A N/A

Graduation Rates

   4-Year  Ultimate Grad Rate
2019 89% 95%
2018 91% 93%
2017 96% 96%
2016 91% 97%

Attrition Rates

Class of  Original Cohort/Graduated Attrition % Rate
2019 93/86 7 8%
2018 92/86 6 7%
2017 91/89 2 2%
2016 91/87 4 4%

Number of Pacific Students Who Matched with Residency Programs 

   2019:   13
   2018:   16
   2017:   19