Prospective Students

DDS Program Outcomes

The College of Dentistry continually reviews many outcome measures to assure the continued excellence of our academic programs.  As sample of these outcome measures are:

Pass rates for The Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations

Student pass rates are usually above the national mean of all DDS programs.

Part I Pass Rate

OSU

National

2015

98.2

96.0

2014

96.4

95.9

2013

92.8

92.8

2012

93.4

93.2

2011

97.2

94.7

Part II Pass Rate

OSU

National

2015

93.0

92.0

2014

92.7

92.0

2013

92.2

93.3

2012

91.0

94.3

2011

98.3

94.7

 

Patient satisfaction with care in student clinics

Patients treated by students in our educational program report a high level of satisfaction with their care.

Overall rating of care provided by Predoctoral and
Dental Hygiene Clinics

Out of 100

2016

92.5

2015

93.2

2014

92.6

2013

92.4

2012

94.4

 

Graduating student satisfaction with program

Student satisfaction with the program is high.

Graduating students very satisfied or satisfied with the program

%

2016

87

2015

87

2014

88

2013

89

2012

86

 

Post graduate advanced education placements

Graduates acceptance rates to advanced education programs is very high.

Graduating year

% of students who applied to post-graduate programs

% receiving an offer

% receiving an offer from their first choice of placement

2016

41

88

74

2015

44

95

80

2014

47

96

85

2013

46

91

78

2012

40

90

74

 

Job placement of graduates

Students are surveyed during the month prior to their graduation in regard to their post-graduation professional plans. We follow up with students who indicated their plans were “undecided” for three months after their graduation. Undecided could mean that a student had not chosen between job opportunities, did not want to disclose their choice, or had not found a job opportunity.

In 2016, 12% of the graduating class reported their post-graduation plans as “undecided” during the month prior to their graduation and did not respond to the follow up requests for further information.

Graduates report of post-graduation plans

% Entering military

% Entering Advanced Education program

% Entering practice

% Students who did not respond to survey

2016

3

34

51

12

2015

10

32

48

10

2014

7

41

47

5

2013

11

32

39

18

2012

8

29

55

8