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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 2017?

How many students graduated during the 2016-17 academic year?

Where do students come from?
Our student body is composed of students from across the country. From the Northeast, Southeast, Southwest and West coast, Daoist Traditions’ students relocate from all over the US to attend. A few have even been living in the Asheville area before attending.

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?

2017-18 tuition $18,000/year
Fees $1,620/year
Books & supplies $871/year
Estimated Annual Total $20,491.00
Estimated 4-Year Total $81,964.00*

*Based on 2017-18 tuition rate and not including incremental increases in costs. Students who begin in January take an extra class and are charged and additional $500 in tuition their first term.

What is the full school Retention Rate between Fall 2016 and Fall 2017, not including graduated students?

What is 2016-17 Graduation Rate?
21 fourth year students were eligible for graduation between 2016 and 2017, of which all graduated.

What percentage of 2016-2017 graduates completed the Master’s program within 4 years or 4 and a half years, if they began the program mid year?

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 – 2016
Daoist Traditions National Average
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What is the median loan* debt for graduates in the 2015-2016 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.

Medicine Program

*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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