Founded: 1980

Location: Marillac Hall and the Patient Care Center (south-side of campus)

Enrollment: 177 full-time students, 45% male, 55% female

Geographic Representation:* 40% from Missouri, 59% from 14 other states with 3 international students

Degrees Offered: Doctor of Optometry

Faculty: 20 full-time, 14 part-time and 88 adjunct; 100% hold highest degree in their discipline

Student-to-Full-time Faculty Ratio: approximately 9-to-1

Average Class Size: 46 - 50

Four and Five Year Program Completion Rates

National Board 1st Time Pass Rates

Ultimate Pass Rate for Graduating Classes

Graduation Career Placement and Licensure Rates

Entering Cohort Demographics

Entering Cohort Academic Statistics

Unique Features: Class size 30% smaller than the average of other schools and colleges of optometry; excellent and diverse clinical experience with over 80 externship sites

Scholarship and Financial Aid: Merit and need-based scholarships, Federal financial aid

Students enrolled in the professional degree program are selected from a diverse pool of applicants from all over the U.S. and Canada. During the rigorous four year course of study students demonstrate that they have attained competency to the level of a new practitioner within ten domains, [Patient History, Optometric Knowledge, Patient Care, Clinical Skills, Record Keeping, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Intra/Inter Professional Consultation/Practice, Professionalism, Systems-Based Practice and Practice Based Learning] assessed via a series of examinations, proficiencies and evaluations of clinical skills.

Last update: 6/27/22