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Program Outcomes Measured

The mission of the MLS Department is to provide the highest standards of education to produce properly trained individuals who are ethical, customer service oriented, and prepared to take and pass appropriate certification exams in order to enter the medical laboratory workforce. The information below demonstrates the commitment to the mission of the program.
 
Upon satisfactory completion of the program and completion of associate degree level and/or baccalaureate degree level university requirements, graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification exam offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC) exam.  Granting of the degree from the MLS program is not contingent on passing an external certification exam.

 

 

Post-Graduation Placement Rates - AAS and BS

The post-graduation placement rate for both AAS and BS graduates is 100% as defined by NAACLS, which states: The number who found employment (in the field or related field) and/or continued their education within one year of graduation.

Graduate Certification Rates – AAS

The following table shows the pass rate for those who take the ASCP-BOC MLT exam within the first year of graduation.

Academic Year Number of Graduates Attempting Number of Graduates Passing Certification Percentage
2018-2019 NA* NA* NA*
2017-2018 56 53 95%
2016-2017 59 52 88%
2015-2016 60 57 95%
Average 93%

 

Graduate Certification Rates – BS

This table shows the pass rate for those who take the ASCP-BOC MLS/MT exam within the first year of graduation.

Academic Year Number of Graduates Attempting Number of Graduates Passing Certification Percentage
2018-2019 NA* NA* NA*
2017-2018 63 53 84%
2016-2017 60 55 92%
2015-2016 56 47 84%
Average 87%

Benchmark= 75% pass rate calculated by the most recent three year period.
 

 

Graduation Rate – AAS

This table shows the number of students who began the final half of the MLT program and graduated, defined at Weber State University as those progressing past the first semester of the second year (campus) and students enrollment in Clinical Chemistry II or Clinical Microbiology II (online). 

Academic Year Number of Students Starting MLT Program Number who did not Complete Final Semester Number of Students Graduating from the Program Graduation Percentage
2019-2020 NA* NA* NA* NA*
2018-2019 41 0 41 100%
2017-2018 59 2 57 97%
2016-2017 72 2 70 97%
Average 99%

*No data available yet
Benchmark = 70% graduation rate for those students who have begun the final half of the program calculated by the most recent three year period.
 

Graduation Rate – BS

This table shows the number of students who began the final half of the MLS program and graduated, defined at Weber State University as those enrolled in Advanced Hematology (campus) and students progressing past the 6th MLS course (online). 
 

Academic Year Number of Students Starting MLS/MT Program Number who did not Complete Final Semester Number of Students Graduating from the Program Graduation Percentage
2019-2020 NA* NA* NA* NA*
2018-2019 33 0 33 100%
2017-2018 73 4 69 98.5%
2016-2017 70 1 69 98.5%
Average 99.5%

*No data available yet
Benchmark = 70% graduation rate for those students who have begun the final half of the program calculated by the most recent three year period