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Automotive Technology

Test: Automotive Service Excellence

  • 2020: No test results to report (C. Lodenstein, Nov. 2021)
  • 2019: C. Lodenstein (Sept. 24, 2019): “We did not conduct Student ASE testing this year. The pricing structure for that system increased, and the ASE organization made some other changes that made it more difficult for us to participate. We are examining other possible assessment tools this year.”
Year # of Licensure Exams taken # of GRCC Students Taking Licensure Exam Average GRCC Student Score Average National Score Pass Rate
2018 85 30 71% 53% 93%
2017 95 26 77% 56% 100%
2016 137 28 73% 54% 93%
2015 86 19 29% 22% 100%
2014 123 30 76% 55% 98%
2013 117 21 72% 56% 88%

Note: The above results represent the following ASE certification tests: Automatic Transmission/Transaxle, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Heating and Air Conditioning, Manual Drive Train and Axles, Suspension and Steering, Engine Repair

Dental Assisting

Test: Registered Dental Assistant Exam

Year # of GRCC grads taking Licensure Exam # of GRCC grads passing Written Licensure Exam State of Michigan Average Written Score GRCC Percent Passing clinical State of Michigan Average Clinical Score
2020 21 17 (1st Attempt) 81% 4 (2nd Attempt) 100% 82% 19 (1st Attempt, Amalgam) 90.4% 2 (2nd Attempt, Amalgam) 100% 21 (1st Attempt, Crown) 100% 92% (Amalgam) 100% (Crown)
2019 21 15 (71%) 86% 90.5% 95%
2018 19 17 (89%) 85% 100% 98.5%
2017 21 20 (95%) 79% 97.5% 93.5%
2016 17 17 (100%) 93% 94% 94%
2015 21 21 (100%) 85% 97.5% 94.5%
2014 20 19 (95%) 90% 97.5% 93%
2013 20 17 (85%) 81% 97% 97%
2012 21 19 (90%) 87% 86% 89%
2011 22 19 (86%) 89% 93% 91%
2010 21 17(81%) 93% 92.5 93%
2009 21 16 (76%) 83% 88% 93%
2008 21 21 (100%) 88% 97% 94.5%
2007 22 20 (91%) 95% 91% 92%


Dental Hygiene

Test: National Board Dental Hygiene Exam (NBDHE)

Due to Pandemic: by April/May 2021 all graduates will have completed their national board exams. Typically results would have been available by July 2020; now it will be May 2021 (approximately).

Year # of GRCC grads taking Licensure Exam # of GRCC grads passing Licensure Exam GRCC Percent Passing National Average GRCC Average
2020 29 26 (1st Attempt) 3 (2nd Attempt) 89.6% (1st Attempt) 100% (2nd Attempt) 82.79% NA
2019 28 25 (3 unknown) 89% NA NA
2018 32 30 94% NA NA
2017 31 31 100% NA NA
2016 31 31 100% NA NA
2015 32 28 91% NA NA
2014 30 26 87% NA -1.38 (standard deviation) below the national average
2013 32 32 100%* NA -0.46 below the national average
2012 30 30 Pass* NA -0.54 below the National Average
2011 31 31 100% 82.7% 83.7%
2010 30 30 100% 81.8% 84%
2009 30 29 100% 84.4% 82.9%
2008 30 30 100% 83.3% 81.8%
2007 32 32 100% 84.2% 84.9%

*The American Dental Associations reporting mechanism for NBDHE results changed spring of 2012. Exam results are reported on a PASS FAIL basis only, a score is not provided for each student.

Dental Hygiene

Test: Northeast Regional Board Exam

Year # of GRCC grads taking Licensure Exam # of GRCC grads passing Clinical Licensure Exam GRCC Percent Passing National Average
2020 29 29 (1st Attempt) 100% NA
2019 28 24 (1st Attempt) 4 (2nd Attempt) 85.7% 100% NA
2018 33 30 (1st Attempt 3 (2nd Attempt) 97% 100% NA
2017 31 29 (1st Attempt) 3 (2nd Attempt) 93.5% 100% NA
2016 31 24 (1st Attempt) 6 (2nd Attempt-one student elected to wait to take the exam in December 2016) 77% 100% NA
2015 32 27 (1st Attempt) 5 (2nd Attempt) 84% 100% NA
2014 30 21 (1ST attempt) 8 (2nd attempt,-with one unknown) 70% 89% NA
2013 32 27 (1st attempt) 5 (2nd attempt) 84% 100% NA
2012 30 26(1st attempt) 4 (2nd attempt) 86.6% 100% 87.2%
2011 31 29 93.5% NA
2010 30 30 100% NA
2009 30 30 100% NA
2008 30 30 100% NA
2007 32 32 100% NA

Certified Nursing Assistants

Year # of GRCC grads taking State Prometric Exam # of GRCC grads passing Licensure Exam on first try GRCC Percent Passing on first try National Benchmark (% passing)
CY 2020 15 7 47% waiting for data
FY 2020-2021 16 13 81% waiting for data
FY 2019-2020 96 68 70.8% (so far)* None
FY 2018-2019 114 90 78.9% None

*Two cohorts still need to test - testing closed because of COVID-19 (Julie Parks, 7/23/20)

Nursing, RN

Test: National Council of Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN)

Year # of GRCC grads taking Licensure Exam # of GRCC grads passing Licensure Exam GRCC Percent Passing State or National Benchmark (% passing)
2020 55 55 100% MI 89.02%, Nat 82.80%
2019 104 104 100% MI 88.53%, Nat 85.17%
2018 101 98 97.03% MI 88.01%, Nat 85.11%
2017 81 76 93.83% MI 89.7%, Nat 84.2%
2016 93 84 90.32% MI n/a, Nat 82.70%
2015 89 73 82.02% MI 85.4% Nat 82.0%
2014 88 74 84.09% MI 83.3% Nat 81.8%
2013 83 76 91.6% MI 83.0% Nat 87.7%
2012 89 87 97.8% MI 91.9% Nat 90.3%
2011 89 77 86.5% MI 88.8% Nat 87.9% *
2010 100 97 97% MI 88% Nat 87%
2009 103 96 93% MI 88% Nat 88%
2008 53 51 96% MI 88% Nat 86%
2007 71 60 84% MI 86% Nat 85%

*Note that students not passing on first attempt did pass on 2nd attempt

*Program website: https://www.grcc.edu/schools-departments/nursing-programs/nursing-program-licensure-pass-rates

Nursing, LPN

Test: National Council of Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-LPN)

Year # of GRCC grads taking Licensure Exam # of GRCC grads passing Licensure Exam GRCC Percent Passing State or National Benchmark (% passing)
2020 25 25 100% MI 83.57%, Nat 83.08%
2019 42 42 100% MI 87.91%, Nat 85.63%
2018 47 47 100% MI 86.54%, Nat 85.91%
2017 61 59 96.72% MI 90.3%, Nat 83.8%
2016 38 37 97.37% MI n/a, Nat 84.59%
2015 46 44 95.65% MI 85.85% Nat 81.9%
2014 47 46 97.87% MI 87.3%, Nat 82.2%
2013 66 64 97% MI 91.9% Nat 84.6%
2012 51 50 98% MI 92.6% Nat 84.2%
2011 44 42 95.5% MI 92% Nat 84.8%
2010 41 41 100% MI 94% Nat 87%
2009 46 45 98% MI 94% Nat 96%
2008 60 58 97% MI 93% Nat 85%
2007 61 60 98% MI 94% Nat 87%

*Note that the Nursing department receives data twice annually, so the above 2019 data is only through June 30.

*Program website: https://www.grcc.edu/schools-departments/nursing-programs/nursing-program-licensure-pass-rates

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Test: National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)

Pass Rate Data available: March of each year

Year # of GRCC grads taking Certification Exam # of GRCC grads passing Certification Exam GRCC Percent Passing State or National Benchmark (% passing)
2020 18 17 94% 84%
2019 20 20 100% 89%*
2018 19 19 100% *
2017 16 16 100% 63%*
2016 21 21 100% 64%*
2015 20 20 100% 67%*
2014 19 18 95% *
2013 14 14 100% First Attempt 88%
2012 14 14 100% First Attempt 81%
2011 18 18 100% First Attempt 81%
2010 19 19 100% First Attempt 84%
2009 14 13/14 first attempt 1/1 second attempt 100% First Attempt 86%
2008 15 15 100% First Attempt 83%
2007 14 14 100% First Attempt 86%

* National Benchmark is no longer reported

Medical Assisting

Test: Registered Medical Assistant Exam

Year # of GRCC grads taking Licensure Exam # of GRCC grads passing Licensure Exam GRCC Percent Passing State or National Benchmark (avg score)
2020 42 36 86% 77%
2019 49 48 98% 79.4% (RMA)
2018 43 43 100% 81% (RMA)
2017 49 48 98% 81% (RMA)
2016 59 58 98% 81% (RMA)
2015 24 24 100% 82% (RMA)
2014 24 24 100% 80%

Radiologic Technology

Test: American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Board Exam

Pass Rate Data available: June

Year # of GRCC grads taking Licensure Exam # of GRCC grads passing Licensure Exam GRCC Percent Passing National Benchmark (% passing)
2020 17 17 100% 88.2%
2019 21 20 85% 89%
2018 23 21 91% 89%
2017 21 21 100% 89%
2016 19 19 100% 87.2%
2015 18 18 100% 88.4%
2014 26 25 96% 89%
2013 21 20 95% 93%
2012 24 21 88% 93%
2011 26 25 96% 93%
2010 28 27 96% 92%
2009 25 25 100% 91%
2008 22 21 96% 91%
2007 25 23 92% 91%

MRI and CT

Year # of GRCC grads taking Licensure Exam # of GRCC grads passing Written Licensure Exam GRCC Percent Passing State or National Benchmark (% passing)
2020 21 17 81% Data in 2022
2019 21 18 85% 89%

Note: further program data at www.mcca.org/mri-tech. Data is for the entire cohort rather than for individual colleges.

Corrections Academy

Pass Rate Data available: January.

Year # of GRCC grads taking Comprehensive Exam # of GRCC grads passing Comprehensive Exam GRCC Percent Passing State or National Benchmark (% passing)
2020 23 23 100% *
2019 7 7 100% *

*Jermaine Reese 6/10/20: “Fall 2019 is the first cohort group for the corrections to have a comprehensive exam at the end of the academy. They do not receive a license but are instead certified...the Sheriff's Council will not have compiled enough data due to the recent implementation of the exam.” Update 1/11/21: Statewide benchmarks are still unavailable.

Police Academy

Test: Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards

Pass Rate Data available: January.

Year # of GRCC grads taking Licensure Exam # of GRCC grads passing Written Licensure Exam GRCC Percent Passing State or National Benchmark (% passing)
2020 38 36 94.7% 95%
2019 40 40 100% 95%
2018 41 39 95% 95%
2017 39 38 97% 95%
2016 34 32 94% 95%
2015 32 31 95% 95%
2014 30 29 95% 95%
2013 30 30 100% 95%
2012 25 25 100% 95%
2011 32 32 100% 95%
2010 38 38 100% 95%
2009 20 19 95% 95%
2008 32 31 96.8% 95%
2007 33 30 91% 95%
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