Student Outcomes


CMCC is proud of the quality of its students, the reputation of its faculty and staff, and the innovative design of its curriculum. These qualities are reflected in the very high percentage of students who graduate and the ratio of those who enter active practice. In the most recent survey completed on behalf of the Government of Ontario, over 92.2% were employed within six months of graduation.

Furthermore, the CMCC default rate on integrated federal and provincial loans below the provincial average is an indicator that graduates from the DC program are not only successfully engaged in practice, but also to the extent that allows them to meet their financial obligations.

There is an abundance of opportunity for chiropractors in health care today. Graduates are currently practising in 42 countries, most commonly in private practice, as sole proprietors or as associates; however, an increase in the number of multidisciplinary health care facilities in Canada has led to new opportunities for health care professionals to collaborate in providing patient care. For instance, some chiropractors work in hospitals and other health care institutions, while others pursue graduate studies in related fields.

If you see your future in chiropractic, then CMCC is the place to be.

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Program Completion and Licensing Exam Outcomes

Program Completion Rate

The Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) requires all Doctor of Chiropractic degree programs to post annually the overall average of the two most recent year’s completion rate, calculated at 150% of the normal completion time, for the Doctor of Chiropractic program.  At CMCC, the normal time for completion of its program is four years.

ACADEMIC YEARS (4)

Column A

Column B

Column C

Column D

Column E

Entrance Term

# of Students Matriculated in Entrance Term

6 Years After Entrance Term

# Students in Column A That Graduated by Term in Column C

Completion Rate at the 150th Percentile

Summer 2014

198

Summer 2020

187

94.4%

Summer 2015

197

Summer 2021

184

93.4%

2-YR TOTAL

395

 

371

93.9%

CCEB Examination Performance

Almost all CMCC students will establish professional practice in Canada.  All provinces require successful completion of licensing examinations administered by the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board (CCEB).  There are three examination components.  Component A concentrates on basic sciences knowledge.  Component B explores the candidate’s ability to make decisions and diagnoses in a clinical context.  Component C is a practical examination using standardized patients.  CMCC receives aggregate student performance reports from the CCEB once per year.

The table below shows CCEB Exam Performance over past 5 years.  Results are provided for CMCC students and for students from all chiropractic programs in North America.

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

CMCC

All

CMCC

All

CMCC

All

CMCC

All

CMCC

All

Component A

90%

85%

87%

80%

87%

83%

91%

81%

93%

83%

Component B

96%

91%

94%

91%

95%

85%

93%

86%

98%

88%

Component C

97%

93%

98%

94%

97%

95%

94%

90%

*

96%

*Due to the health concerns related to COVID-19, and restrictions implemented in jurisdictions across Canada, the CCEB was forced to cancel the Spring 2020 exam administration. Almost all CMCC students normally sit for the Component C exam in the spring, so no results are reported for 2019-20 CMCC students.

NBCE Examination Performance

Only a few students currently take the US National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE).  The CCE (US) requires that programs report only on students who take and pass all parts of the NBCE exams within six months after graduation.  Many CMCC students don’t take the NBCE exams until after that time, so their results are not reported. CMCC students who take all parts within six months after graduation are reported as not passing, even if they subsequently take all parts. 

The table below shows CMCC student performance on NBCE exams over the past four years.

Calendar Year
(Last 4 years)

Number of Graduates Attempting Any or All Parts (I, II, III, IV*) of NBCE Exams within six (6) months
post-graduation

Number of Graduates Passing All Parts (I, II, III, IV*) of NBCE Exams within six (6) months post-graduation

Percentage of Graduates Passing All Parts
(I, II, III, IV*) of NBCE Exams within six (6) months post-graduation (weighted average)

2017

3

1

33%

2018

9

3

33%

2019

5

2

40%

2020**

3

1

33%

Totals

20

7

35%

*or CCEB Part C data in lieu of NBCE Part IV data

**border crossings to take Part IV were impaired by the COVID-19 pandemic

Student Loan Default Rate

The majority of CMCC students receive student loans to assist with tuition and other expenses over the four years of study.  Indirectly, student loan default rates are a measure of program success.  CMCC’s COISL default rates consistently remain well below the average for all institution types in Ontario, including other private institutions as demonstrated in the table below of default rates for the five most recent years of data reported by Ontario.

ON Universities

ON Colleges

ON

Private Career Colleges

ON

Other Private Institutions

CMCC

2019

3.0%

8.9%

11.7%

3.1%

0.0%

2018

2.8%

8.5%

11.7%

2.5%

0.0%

2017

3.0%

9.1%

14.5%

2.3%

0.4%

2016

3.3%

9.8%

16.4%

2.5%

0.0%

2015

3.6%

10.8%

17.0%

3.4%

1.8%