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CST 5-Year First Attempt

The National Certified Surgical Technologist's (CST) 5-year pass rate chart compares the pass rate of Penn College first-time test takers (now required for graduation) to the national average.

Year Penn College First Attempt National First Attempt
2017 100% 77.9%
2018 92% 76%
2019 100% 64.4%
2020 85% 73.5%
2021 50% Results Pending

Source: NBSTSA (National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting)

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