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There's a reason that so many prospective students choose to apply to SCO each year.
When you apply to SCO, you’ve chosen one of the nation’s leading optometry schools—alma mater to 13 American Optometric Association Presidents and nearly 90 years of graduating the best clinicians in the field.
SCO’s numbers reflect the strength of our optometry school and the top qualified students we recruit. From our low student/faculty ratio to the number of patient encounters our interns experience by their graduation, the facts speak for themselves as to why SCO is a leading choice for optometry students across the nation.
ultimate board passage rate
residency programs with 57 residency slots – more than any optometry school in the country
square ft clinic, the largest single-specialty health care facility of its kind in North America
endowed scholarships awarded to each entering class
consecutive years of 0% default rate on student loans
patient care clinics SCO operates in Memphis
patient encounters by graduation (including externships)
SCO actively pursues opportunities that help our patients see better and our students learn at the same time. We would love to share more with you about the many reasons optometry is a rewarding healthcare profession where you will make a difference as a primary eyecare provider.