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Is there any link to see the CI pass rates at different universities? I heard, for example, that at ETI or ESIT only about 50% make it. I think this could be very useful information for future students and not only.

asked 11 Jul '12, 10:15

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edited 11 Jul '12, 10:16

Go to and look up the schools that we have online. Here's the full list

On each school's profile, under Exams & test procedure you'll find the following stats:

  • How many candidates sat their final exam last year?
  • How many degrees/diplomas were awarded last year to candidates taking their final exams for the first time?
  • How many degrees/diplomas were awarded last year?

See for yourself how many passed at ESIT or ETI

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answered 11 Jul '12, 10:28

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Vincent Buck

edited 11 Jul '12, 10:29

Why aren't Leeds and Bath on the list? (I know Westminster uni does not run the course anymore)

(11 Jul '12, 11:31) Diana

@diana. It's either that the school has chosen not to participate, or their data is currently being reviewed, or the school did not meet the basic criteria for publication. Contact AIIC Training for more.

(11 Jul '12, 12:25) Vincent Buck

Diana, there is also a percentage figure given for the entrance tests at each school in the AIIC Schools Directory.

(12 Aug '12, 12:41) Andy

Pass rates at final exams can vary greatly from one year to the next by no fault of the schools. And bare figures can be deceptive. At ESIT, ETI and many other schools there is also a mid-term elimination phase. Usually at the end of the first year of a two year course. When a school says their pass rate is 50% it's 50% of those who sat the exam, not 50% of those who started the course. Very few schools have a higher pass rate than that, and you wouldn't really want them too. 30% seems more reasonable. (And unfortunately, when those 30% go on to take EU accreditation tests only 30% pass them.)

The moral of the story is... don't choose a school because of its pass-rate, high or low. Choose it because of the quality of its teaching staff, equipment, curriculum, location etc.

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answered 12 Aug '12, 12:48

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