Accreditation Data

National Scholarship Winners

Every year students from the IUSO are evaluated against their peers nationwide and as a result are recipients of these national awards.  Congratulations to winners—hard earned and well deserved! 

InfantSEE, AOA Foundation

Dr. Sarah Kuipers, 2015

National Association of Medical Minority Educators (NAAME)

Dr. Christina Welling, 2015

Dr. Stanley Pearle Foundation Fellowship

Dr. Daniel Mlnarik, 2013
Dr. Erika Johnson, 2014
Dr. Kelsey Nuernberger, 2015

Varilux Student Award, Essilor

Dr. Sarah Kuipers, 2016

Walman Optical Fellowship

2013–2014
Dr. Cassie Baker
Dr. Erika Johnson
Dr. J. Alex Jones
Dr. Ben Konynenbelt
Dr. Nicole Riese

2014–2015
Dr. Cassie Baker
Dr. Erika Johnson
Dr. Ben Konynenbelt
Dr. Nicole Riese
Dr. Alanna Wilson

2015–2016
Dr. Brittany Foerg
Dr. Kelsey Nuernberger
Dr. David Robbins

National Board of Examiners in Optometry Exam Pass Rates

Part 1   Admin Year: 2014 2015 2016
% Pass of 1st Time Test Takers   74% 79% 85%
Part 2 Admin Year: 2013 2014 2015 2016
% Pass of 1st Time Test Takers 99% 92.4% 99% 97.1%
Part 3 Grad Year: 2013 2014 2015 2016
1st Try 86% 76% 78% 82%
% Pass by Graduation 95% 92% 92% 99%
Ultimate 2013 2014 2015 2016
% Passed all 3 by Graduation 89% 85% 89% 96%

Matriculation/Attrition Data

Class Entering in 2015 Class Entering in 2014 Class Entering in 2013 Class Entering in 2012
How many students were enrolled originally in this class (i.e., original cohort size)? 80 80 80 77
How many of the original cohort are now scheduled to graduate in 5 or more years? 6 3 4 3
How many of the original cohort have left the program for academic reasons? 2 6 5 4
How many of the original cohort have left the program for non- academic reasons? 3 3 3 1
How many students remain in the original cohort? (This should be equal to the number in row 1 minus the sum of rows 2, 3 and 4)? 72 68 67 69
How many students who entered in the program in a different year have been added to the original cohort? 3 4 3 4
How many transfer students have been added to the original cohort? 0 0 1 0