BCCC health students score 100 percent pass rate on licensure/certification exams

Students enrolled in four Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) health programs – Dental Hygiene, Respiratory Care, Licensed Practical Nurse, and Physical Therapist Assistant – have achieved a 100 percent licensure/certification exam pass rate for the most recent reporting period (FY2016), according to BCCC data reported to the Maryland Higher Education Commission this fall. The numbers also show the college is experiencing strength in the number of graduates who transfer to four-year institutions, and stunning growth in its workforce development program as large numbers of people flock to BCCC to improve their prospects at work. According to the data, BCCC students are doing better and accomplishing more.

In FY2016, 48 percent of all BCCC graduates transferred to a four-year institution. Of 238 graduates who participated in a BCCC Career Pathway designed to develop core academic, technical and employability competencies and then transferred at any point, 59 percent majored in Social and Behavioral Sciences; 43 percent in Business; 24 percent in the Pre-health professions; and 66 percent in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The majority of the transfers (58 percent) went to Coppin State University, the University of Baltimore, and Morgan State University.

As the college places renewed emphasis on workforce development and the ability of Baltimore residents to get jobs, the numbers also suggest dynamic growth at BCCC’s downtown Workforce Development and Continuing Education division: From FY2014 to FY2017, enrollment in BCCC noncredit workforce development courses has risen 148 percent, from 1,061 to 2,628, according to the data. And newly arriving peoples to Baltimore availed themselves of BCCC English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses, which grew 6 percent among the relatively large number of people who took the courses – from 3,537 to 3,765 – from FY2016 to FY2017.

The college services 16,049 credit and noncredit students as of FY2017.

About Baltimore City Community College

Founded in 1947, Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is a comprehensive, urban institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s campus is located in West Baltimore; the institution also has several satellite locations throughout the City. With its broad range of degree and certificate programs, affordable tuition, and extensive outreach, BCCC offers educational opportunities to the citizens of Baltimore City and throughout the state of Maryland. BCCC serves more than 15,000* students annually, providing credits that transfer to four-year colleges and universities as well as workforce training leading directly to job placement. The College is proud of the fact that nearly 100** nations are represented within the student body. *Based on annual unduplicated credit and non-credit headcount for FY 2016. **Based on fall 2016 credit enrollment.

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