University Magazine Lists Michigan College of Optometry Among 2018’s Best Schools in America

Ferris State UniversityA Canada-based online publication has included the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University among its Best Optometry Schools in America, for 2018.

University Magazine, which is produced in Windsor, Ontario and Edmonton, Alberta, ranked MCO seventh in its Top-10 list of optometry schools, based on its assessment of mean grade point average, pass rates on the exam administered by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, student-faculty ratio and other criteria.

MCO Dean Dr. David Damari is the current President of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry, an academic leadership organization based in Rockville, Maryland. The ASCO was established in 1941, and is committed to promoting, advancing and achieving excellence in optometric education. Damari cited the association’s website and its Students/Future Students tab as a valuable resource for students who are considering their optometry educational pursuits. He further suggested that careful research should be taken up by any student who is interested in a professional Doctor of Optometry program.

The Michigan College of Optometry began instruction as part of what was then known as Ferris State College, in 1975. The college’s 2017 NBEO pass rate was 97.14 percent, more than six points above the national average. The next site visit for the MCO from the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education is expected in November 2021.


PHOTO CAPTION: The Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University was highlighted on a list of the top 10 "Best Optometry Schools in America" for 2018.