CST Exam Pass Rate

The National Certified Surgical Technologist's (CST) 5-year pass rate chart compares the pass rate of Penn College first-time test takers (now required for graduation) to the national average.

National
First Attempt
Penn College
First Attempt
2010 Graduates 58% 73%
2011 Graduates 57% 89%
2012 Graduates 70% 80%
2013 Graduates 76% 93%
2014 Graduates 75% 93%

Source: NBSTSA (National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting)

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