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Licensing Exam Success Rates

Licensing Exam Success Rates

Below are the Licensing Exam Success Rates for Westfield State University students who have studied in the following academic areas:

Athletic Training

Tests are administered by the National Athletic Trainers Association and the Athletic Training Board of Certification

2019 First Time Pass Rate: 80%
2019 Current Pass Rate: 100%


Tests are administered by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: Massachusetts Tests for Education Licensure (MTEL)

Pass Rate for 2016 - 2017: 100%


Tests are administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)

NCLEX Pass Rate For 2019: 95%

Physician's Assistant (Masters program in Health Sciences)

Tests are administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

PANCE Exam for 2019: 95%

Social Work

Tests are administered by the Association of Social Work Boards

Pass Rate for 2013: Bachelors: 86%, Masters: 81%