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For the second year in a row, Carolinas College of Health Sciences (CCHS) was named the No. 1 two-year college in the nation. The ranking was based on a variety of federally reported metrics such as graduation rate, student/faculty ratio, faculty salaries, and student outcomes.

It affirms the college’s success at meeting its mission, and is another example of Carolinas HealthCare System’s commitment to education and providing better healthcare for every-One.

What sets CCHS apart?

  • In 2012 the college’s School of Nursing celebrated a 91 percent graduation rate, one of the highest in the nation, while also boasting a near perfect NCLEX pass rate.

  • For 27 of the last 28 years, 100 percent of our radiologic technology graduates have passed their registry exams on the first attempt.

  • For the eighth straight year, 100 percent of our medical laboratory science graduates passed the national certification exam on the first attempt, with two graduates scoring in the top 1 percent of the nation. The program’s mean score was 25 percent above the national average.

  • 2012 Outcomes:
    • 85.1 percent graduation rate.
    • 80.8 percent of graduates were employed full-time in field of training within six months of graduation.
    • 91.5 percent of graduates employed full-time in field of training within six months of graduation are employed at a Carolinas Healthcare System facility.
    • 96.7 percent of graduates passed required licensure/certificate exams in 2012 on first attempt.
"Being at the No. 1 school means I have assurance that my education is the top of the line and I can provide excellent care to my patients because I have the best training possible."

– Mitzi Harris-Ivey
Radiation Therapy student

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