Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
Surgical Technology Program and Graduate Outcomes
The following data were gathered from the Annual Reports that all Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) -accredited Surgical Technology programs are required to submit to the ARC/STSA. Publication of this national data is part of the ARC/STSA’s commitment to transparency and quality higher education in Surgical Technology.
Surgical Technology Outcomes Trends 2013-2015*
*Data gathered from annual reports submitted by accredited programs.
**CST™ as administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
The ARC/STSA has established the following thresholds for each outcome
|Student Graduation Rate||70% for all graduates|
|CST™ Exam Participation||100% for all graduates|
|CST™ Pass Rate||70% for all graduates|
|Graduate Job Placement||80% for all graduates|
|Employer Survey Return Rate||50% for all surveys sent to employers|
|Employer Satisfaction Rate||85% for all employers who return the survey|
|Graduate Survey Return Rate||50% for all surveys sent to graduates|
|Graduate Satisfaction||85% for all graduates who return the survey|