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Dental Assisting

Test: Registered Dental Assistant Exam

Year# of GRCC grads taking Licensure Exam# of GRCC grads passing Written Licensure ExamState of Michigan Average Written ScoreGRCC Percent Passing clinicalState of Michigan Average Clinical Score
20232924 (1st Attempt) 82.7% 
1 (2nd Attempt) 86%
81%27 (1st Attempt, Amalgam) 93% 
29 (1st Attempt, Crown) 100%
93% (Amalgam)
94% (Crown)
20222322 (1st Attempt) 95.6%74%22 (1st Attempt, Amalgam) 95.6% 23 (1st Attempt, Crown) 100%92% (Amalgam)
96% (Crown)
20212113 (1st Attempt) 62% 
1 (2nd Attempt) 81%
77%16 (1st Attempt, Amalgam) 76%  
20 (1st Attempt, Crown) 95%
80% (Amalgam)
92% (Crown)
20202117 (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)
20192115 (71%)86%90.5%95%
20181917 (89%)85%100%98.5%
20172120 (95%)79%97.5%93.5%
20161717 (100%)93%94%94%
20152121 (100%)85%97.5%94.5%
20142019 (95%)90%97.5%93%
20132017 (85%)81%97%97%
20122119 (90%)87%86%89%
20112219 (86%)89%93%91%
20102117(81%)93%92.593%
20092116 (76%)83%88%93%
20082121 (100%)88%97%94.5%
20072220 (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 ExamGRCC Percent PassingNational AverageGRCC Average
20233229 (1st Attempt)
1 (2nd Attempt)awaiting a few more results
90.6%
93.75%
Results not published yet.NA
202215 (Reduced Cohort)13 (1st Attempt)
1 (2nd Attempt)
86.6%
93.3%
82.13%NA
20213023 (1st Attempt)
5 (2nd Attempt)
76.6%
96.6%
82.33%NA
20202926 (1st Attempt) 3 (2nd Attempt)89.6% (1st Attempt) 100% (2nd Attempt)82.79%NA
20192825 (3 unknown)89%NANA
2018323094%NANA
20173131100%NANA
20163131100%NANA
2015322891%NANA
2014302687%NA-1.38 (standard deviation) below the national average
20133232100%*NA-0.46 below the national average
20123030Pass*NA-0.54 below the National Average
20113131100%82.7%83.7%
20103030100%81.8%84%
20093029100%84.4%82.9%
20083030100%83.3%81.8%
20073232100%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: ADEX (CDCA) Exam, formerly NERB Exam

Year# of GRCC grads taking Licensure Exam# of GRCC grads passing Clinical Licensure ExamGRCC Percent PassingNational Average
20233229 (1st Attempt)
3 (2nd Attempt)
90.6%
100%
NA
202215 (reduced cohort)10 (1st Attempt)
5 (2nd Attempt)
66.7%
100%
NA
20213029 (1st Attempt)
1 (2nd Attempt)
96.7%
100%
NA
20202929 (1st Attempt)100%NA
20192824 (1st Attempt) 4 (2nd Attempt)85.7% 100%NA
20183330 (1st Attempt 3 (2nd Attempt)97% 100%NA
20173129 (1st Attempt) 3 (2nd Attempt)93.5% 100%NA
20163124 (1st Attempt) 6 (2nd Attempt-one student elected to wait to take the exam in December 2016)77% 100%NA
20153227 (1st Attempt) 5 (2nd Attempt)84% 100%NA
20143021 (1ST attempt) 8 (2nd attempt,-with one unknown)70% 89%NA
20133227 (1st attempt) 5 (2nd attempt)84% 100%NA
20123026(1st attempt) 4 (2nd attempt)86.6% 100%87.2%
2011312993.5%NA
20103030100%NA
20093030100%NA
20083030100%NA
20073232100%NA

Certified Nursing Assistant

Year# of GRCC grads taking State Exam# of GRCC grads passing Licensure Exam on first tryGRCC Percent Passing on first tryNational Benchmark (% passing)
FY 2022-2023857891.7% 
FY 2021-2022494183.6%None *(COVID reduction)
FY 2020-2021161381% (*COVID reduction, testing change)waiting for data
FY 2019-20201087973.1%None
FY 2018-20191149078.9%None

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 ExamGRCC Percent PassingState or National Benchmark (% passing)
20238585100.0%MI 88.47%, Nat 88.56%
2022868093.0%MI 78.97%, Nat 79.91%
20211039996.1%MI 80.5%, Nat 82.5%
20205555100%MI 89.02%, Nat 82.80%
2019104104100%MI 88.53%, Nat 85.17%
20181019897.03%MI 88.01%, Nat 85.11%
2017817693.83%MI 89.7%, Nat 84.2%
2016938490.32%MI n/a, Nat 82.70%
2015897382.02%MI 85.4% Nat 82.0%
2014887484.09%MI 83.3% Nat 81.8%
2013837691.6%MI 83.0% Nat 87.7%
2012898797.8%MI 91.9% Nat 90.3%
2011897786.5%MI 88.8% Nat 87.9% *
20101009797%MI 88% Nat 87%
20091039693%MI 88% Nat 88%
2008535196%MI 88% Nat 86%
2007716084%MI 86% Nat 85%

Note that students not passing on first attempt did pass on second attempt

Nursing Program Licensure Pass Rates Webpage

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 ExamGRCC Percent PassingState or National Benchmark (% passing)
20234848100.0%MI 86.09%, Nat 86.68%
2022484695.8%MI 80.38%, Nat 79.93%
2021544990.7%MI 79%, Nat 79.6%
20202525100%MI 83.57%, Nat 83.08%
20194242100%MI 87.91%, Nat 85.63%
20184747100%MI 86.54%, Nat 85.91%
2017615996.72%MI 90.3%, Nat 83.8%
2016383797.37%MI n/a, Nat 84.59%
2015464495.65%MI 85.85% Nat 81.9%
2014474697.87%MI 87.3%, Nat 82.2%
2013666497%MI 91.9% Nat 84.6%
2012515098%MI 92.6% Nat 84.2%
2011444295.5%MI 92% Nat 84.8%
20104141100%MI 94% Nat 87%
2009464598%MI 94% Nat 96%
2008605897%MI 93% Nat 85%
2007616098%MI 94% Nat 87%

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

Nursing Program Licensure Pass Rates Webpage

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 ExamGRCC Percent PassingState or National Benchmark (% passing)
2022201995.0%85%
20212828100.0%92%
2020181794%84%
20192020100%89%*
20181919100%*
20171616100%63%*
20162121100%64%*
20152020100%67%*
2014191895%*
20131414100%First Attempt 88%
20121414100%First Attempt 81%
20111818100%First Attempt 81%
20101919100%First Attempt 84%
20091413/14 first attempt 1/1 second attempt100%First Attempt 86%
20081515100%First Attempt 83%
20071414100%First Attempt 86%

* National Benchmark is no longer reported

Medical Assistant (RMA)

Test: Registered Medical Assistant Exam

Year# of GRCC grads taking Licensure Exam# of GRCC grads passing Licensure ExamGRCC Percent PassingState or National Benchmark (avg score)
2023453986.6%Not yet available as of Feb. 2024
2022393384.6%77%
2021484797.2%73%
2020423686%77%
2019494898%79.4% (RMA)
20184343100%81% (RMA)
2017494898%81% (RMA)
2016595898%81% (RMA)
20152424100%82% (RMA)
20142424100%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 ExamGRCC Percent PassingNational Benchmark (% passing)
2023151386.7%Data released 2024
2022161381.3%83.5%
2021201785.0%83.8%
20201717100%88.2%
2019212085%89%
2018232191%89%
20172121100%89%
20161919100%87.2%
20151818100%88.4%
2014262596%89%
2013212095%93%
2012242188%93%
2011262596%93%
2010282796%92%
20092525100%91%
2008222196%91%
2007252392%91%

MRI and CT

Year# of GRCC grads taking Licensure Exam# of GRCC grads passing Written Licensure ExamGRCC Percent PassingState or National Benchmark (% passing)
202344100.0%67.7%
202255100.0%65.1%
202144100.0%75%
2020211781%Data in 2022
2019211885%89%

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

Sheriff's Corrections Academy

Year# of GRCC grads taking Comprehensive Exam# of GRCC grads passing Comprehensive ExamGRCC Percent PassingState or National Benchmark (% passing)
20235252100%NA
20222626100%NA
20211616100%NA
20202323100% 
201977100% 

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 ExamGRCC Percent PassingState or National Benchmark (% passing)
20232121100%95%
2022262492.30%95%
2021343191.20%95%
2020383694.7%95%
20194040100%95%
2018413995%95%
2017393897%95%
2016343294%95%
2015323195%95%
2014302995%95%
20133030100%95%
20122525100%95%
20113232100%95%
20103838100%95%
2009201995%95%
2008323196.8%95%
2007333091%95%
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