Respiratory Therapy Program Accreditation: NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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RT Program Accreditation


The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Respiratory Therapy Program, CoARC #200491, Associate of Applied Science Degree Respiratory Therapy, Bentonville, AR, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com).
 
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, TX  76021-4244
Phone: (817) 283-2835

Respiratory Therapy Program Outcomes Data

A complete listing of national Respiratory Therapy Programmatic Outcomes Data is available from the CoARC.

About Programmatic Outcomes Data: Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented. Programmatic outcomes data reported on the CoARC website include:

  • 3-year time period being reported
  • CRT credentialing success
  • RRT credentialing success
  • Achievement of the high cut score on the TMC Exam (beginning 2018)
  • Retention (Attrition)
  • Job placement
  • Overall graduate satisfaction
  • Overall employer satisfaction
  • On-time graduation rate
  • Total number of program enrollees
  • Total number of program graduates
  • Maximum annual enrollment

Interpretation of Programmatic Outcomes:

  • The values reported are a three year average.
  • Retention is the total percentage of the enrolled students that complete the program.  This number does not differentiate students that leave the program for non-academic reasons from the students that fail out.  
  • CRT Success is calculated by comparing the number of graduates earning the CRT credential to the number that graduated regardless of how many graduates took the exam.  The CoARC does not account for the number of graduates attempting the exam. The CRT credential is required to practice Respiratory Therapy in Arkansas.  
  • RRT Success is calculated by comparing the number of graduates earning the RRT credential to the number that graduated regardless of how many graduates took the exam.  The CoARC does not account for the number of graduates attempting the exam.  On average, approximately 60% of NWACC graduates continue to complete the RRT credential. The RRT credential is not required for licensure in Arkansas.

 

National Exam Pass Rates

The Respiratory Therapist program graduates score consistently above the national averages for first-time pass rates on the NBRC credentialing exam.

NBRC Exams - First Time Pass Rates 2015-2018
NBRC Exam NWACC Graduates National Average
TMC Low-cut 92% 81%
TMC High-cut 87% 71%
CSE 71% 59%