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PROGRAM OUTCOMES
Medical Laboratory Sciences 

 

The information below demonstrates our commitment to the mission of the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences and our programs accredited through NAACLS.

Upon satisfactory completion of the program (completion of associate degree level and/or baccalaureate degree level of 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.

 

 AAS DEGREE OUTCOMES


 Graduate Certification Rates 

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
2020-2021* 54* 53* 98%*
2019-2020 42 38 90%
2018-2019 61 58 95%
2017-2018 56 53 95%
Average 94%

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

*Data not complete

 

Graduation Rate

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 Students Starting the Final Half of the MLT Program Number who did not Complete Final Semester Number of Students Graduating from the Program Graduation Percentage
2021-2022 N/A* N/A* N/A* N/A*
2020-2021 56 3 52 98%
2019-2020 80 2 68 91%
2018-2019 41 0 41 100%
Average 95%

Benchmark = 70% graduation rate for those students who have begun the final half of the program calculated by the most recent three year period 

*Data not yet available


Post-Graduation Placement Rates — AAS

The post-graduation placement rate as defined by NAACLS is the number of AAS graduates who found employment (in the field or related field) and/or continued their education within one year of graduation.

Academic Year Placement Percentage
2021-2022 N/A*
2020-2021 100%
2019-2020 100%
2018-2019 100%
Average 100%

 

*Data not yet available


BS DEGREE OUTCOMES


Graduate Certification Rates 

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

Academic Year Number of Graduates Attempting Number of Graduates Passing Certification Percentage
2020-2021* 85* 69* 81%*
2019-2020 92 81 88%
2018-2019 94 80 85%
2017-2018 63 53 84%
Average 86%

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

*Data not complete

 

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 enrolled in MLS 4412 Sim Lab II (online). 

Academic Year Students Starting the Final Half of the MLS Program Number who did not Complete Final Semester Number of Students Graduating from the Program  Graduation Percentage
2021-2022 N/A* N/A* N/A* N/A*
2020-2021 105 3 100 97%
2019-2020 60 1 58 98%
2018-2019 33 0 33 100%
Average 97%

Benchmark = 70% graduation rate for those students who have begun the final half of the program calculated by the most recent three year period

*Data not yet available 

 

Post-Graduation Placement Rates — BS

The post-graduation placement rate as defined by NAACLS is the number of BS graduates who found employment (in the field or related field) and/or continued their education within one year of graduation.

Academic Year Placement Percentage
2021-2022 N/A*
2020-2021 100%
2019-2020 100%
2018-2019 100%
Average 100%

 

*Data not yet available