Program Assessment

Program Assessment

Paramedic Program Outcomes

Since it’s creation in 1997, Dixie State University Paramedic Program has worked toward and maintained accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the Committee on Accreditation of Educational programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). We are proud of our faculty and staff who work so hard to provide the best possible experience and outcomes for each of our students while maintaining exceptional standards.

Paramedic Student Success, Retention, and Employment Rates:
CoAEMSP and CAAHEP require that all accredited institutions maintain, and make available to the public, current and consistent summary information about student/graduate achievement that includes the results of one or more of the outcomes assessments.

National Registry Exam Results for the period January 1, 2012 to present:
– First time National Registry Written Paramedic Pass Rate:  83%
– Second and Third Attempt National Registry Written Pass Rate:  93%*
– National Registry Skills Exam Pass Rate: 99.6%

The positive placement rate, as defined by CAAHEP based on graduates of the paramedic program who are reporting working in either a full-time or part-time position as a paramedic within twelve months of graduation, continuing their education, or serving in the military, The DSU positive placement rates are listed below. All DSU graduates can find employment either in the Fire and EMS agencies, health care facilities, or continued allied health and nursing studies. Paramedic employment opportunities are vastly expanding and the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the paramedics job outlook at 15% (much faster than normal). Now is a great time to start a career in EMS and Dixie State offers an ideal program for those looking for success.

Positive Placement Rate: 98% of those passing