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

How many total students enrolled in Fall 2018?

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

What is the estimated total program cost?

2018-19 tuition $18,250/year
Fees $1,622/year
Books & supplies $979/year
Estimated Annual Total $20,851.00
Estimated 4-Year Total $83,404.00*

*Based on 2018-19 tuition rate and not including incremental increases in costs.

What was the full school Retention Rate between Fall 2017 and Fall 2018, not including graduated students?

What was the 2017-18 Graduation Rate?
100% of fourth year students were eligible for graduation during the 2017-18 academic year and all graduated.

What percentage of 2017-2018 graduates completed the Master’s program within the normal time frame of 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: 2015 – 1st half of 2018
Daoist Traditions National Average
Chinese Herbology
Foundations of CM


What was the median loan* debt for graduates in the 2017-2018 academic year?
Federal Loans: $97,397.00*
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, i.e. room, board, transportation.

What percentage of alumni work in the Chinese medicine profession?*
2016 graduates: 90%
2017 graduates: 95%

*Graduate data is gathered through alumni surveys and online research.

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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