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.


Year Penn College First Attempt National First Attempt
2016 Graduates 86% 77%
2017 Graduates 100% 78%
2018 Graduates 92% 76%
2019 Graduates 100% Results Pending
2020 Graduates 85% Results Pending

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

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Williamsport, PA 17701