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Program Outcomes

Students completing the clinical education earn a baccalaureate degree from affiliated universities, if applicable, and a certificate from NorthShore University HealthSystem. Awarding of the degree is not contingent on passing a national certification examination. Grades are accepted for credit by the degree-granting institution if applicable.

Graduates are eligible to take the following national certification examinations.

Certification: Medical Laboratory Scientist - MLS (ASCP)
Sponsor: Board of Certification of the American Society for Clinical Pathology

Candidates who complete NorthShore University HealthSystems' MLS Program find a life-long satisfying career in the many facets of laboratory medicine.

In the past three years our program has an average of:

  • 100% Graduation Rate
  • 69% First Attempt Pass Rate on the Board of Certification Exam
  • 72% Job Placement
Class of: 2020 2021 2022
Class Size 9 8 19
Graduates 9/9 (100%) 8/8 (100%) 19/19 (100%)
First Attempt BOC Pass 7/9 (78%) 5/8 (63%) 10/15* (63%)
Job Placement 6/9 (67%) 6/8 (75%) 14/19 (74%)
Further Education 1/9 (11%) 0/8 (0%) 0 (0%)

*Not all graduates have registered or taken their board examination.  These statistics are a reflection of the students who have taken the board examination as of May 2023.