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How long does it take to complete the Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program?
4 years

How many total students enrolled in Fall 2016?

How many students graduated during the 2014-15 academic year?

Where do students come from?
Our 2016 first year class is composed of students from across the country. 18% of this year’s first year class was already living in the Asheville area prior to attending. Other first year students moved to the Asheville area from the following regions:

Southeast            41%
Northeast            23%
Western States   12%
Midwest                6%

What are the statistics on gender and ethnicity for students? 
Please see the College Navigator Website for the most updated statistics about our college.

What is the estimated total program cost?

2016-17tuition $17,750/year
Fees $1,604/year
Books & supplies $1,072/year
Estimated Annual Total $20,426.00
Estimated 4-Year Total $81,704.00*

*Based on 2016-17 tuition rate and not including incremental increases in costs.

What is the full school Retention Rate for Fall 2016?

What is 2015-16 Graduation Rate?
11 fourth year students were eligible for graduation between 2015 and 2016, of which 10 graduated.

What percentage of 2014-2015 graduates completed the program within 4 years?

What percentage of students pass the NCCAOM Certification Exams on their first try?
Acupuncture licenses are regulated by individual states. Many states, including North Carolina, use the NCCAOM Certification Exams as a requirement for licensure. There are 4 separate sections of the NCCAOM exams and the pass rates for students vary on each section. Some states do not require all sections to be taken for licensure. Please see the below chart for a comparison of Daoist Traditions’ students’ pass rates for first time test takers compared with the national average.

Pass Rate for First Time Test Takers: 2005 – 2015
Daoist Traditions National Average
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What is the median loan* debt for graduates in the 2014-2015 academic year?
Federal Loans: $117,117.00*
Private Loans: 0
Institutional Financing Plans: 0
*Median loan debt is not the average loan debt. Figure includes graduates with and without loan debt, and includes funds borrowed for living expenses, ie: room, board, transportation.

What percentage of graduates become practitioners in the field of Chinese medicine?*
100% of 2014 graduates and 84% of 2015 graduates are currently licensed acupuncturists.

*These numbers are estimated as a result of correspondence between Daoist Traditions and alumni. DT conducts an annual alumni survey to compile post-graduate statistics, but not all alumni respond. As a smaller sized school, we are able to keep up with which of our graduates are licensed and practicing. The majority of our graduates have established individual practices or joined group practices.  Our graduates’ practices often weave together multiple interests, including body work, exercise, integrative care, or veterinarian services.

How do I find out more about this career and average incomes in this field?
For more information about a career in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, visit the O*NET Website sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. This website lists most occupational fields and includes information about income for each field. Each occupation is classified with an occupational code. The Standard Occupational Code (SOC) for the career is 29-1199.01 (Acupuncturists) and the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code for this program is 51.3301 (Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine).

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