Graduate CST Testing Pass Rates

Graduate CST Testing Pass Rates

Students who complete the Surgical Technology Program are eligible to take the Certified Surgical Technologist exam. Upon passing the exam, the graduate is qualified to seek employment as a CST working in hospitals, day surgery facilities, or with surgeons in their practices. Data is available for graduates up to the 2019 graduating class. The Del Mar College Surgical Technologist graduates attempting the CST passed the test at the following rates:

Students attempting CST
Year Students tested Pass on first attempt Pass rate
2018-2019 13 10 77%
2017-2018 11 11 100%
2016-2017 9 9 100%

5-year average: 90% of students passed the CST on first attempt

Page last updated February 13, 2020.

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Corpus Christi, TX 78405