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 2021 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
2020-2021
9
8
89%
2019-2020
6
5
83%
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 June 14, 2021.

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Department of Allied Health
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-2820
(361) 698-2811 fax

Location:
Windward Campus, HS2-128
4101 Old Brownsville Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78405