The results are in for Part I (Applied Basic Science) of the NBEO, and once again Berkeley Optometry students have well exceeded the national pass rate. Berkeley Optometry’s class of 2018 pass rate is 84.6%. The national pass rate for Part I is 62.9%, giving Berkeley exam takers a +21.7% pass rate over the national average. Well done class of 2018!
No matter how it’s measured, Berkeley Optometry students typically perform markedly better on all three sections of the NBEO examination than the average performance of students from other schools. We believe this is a testament to the quality of our students and the excellence of the training we provide.
The national board exams for optometry are administered by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO). The NBEO is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit organization whose mission is to protect the public by accurately assessing the competence of practicing optometrists.Results From Previous Years