My point was that just because a school has a lower percentage on the pass rate, it doesn't mean that there are less people who pass because they attended that school.
We have noticed that in our school, a student can get dropped for the smallest infraction. They basically get rid of anyone who falls below their high standards, so they graduate only the cream of the crop so to speak. Classes start with 80 students, and then students that failed out in each semester have the option of trying one more time and joining where they left off. So we pick up 7 to 10 more students, on average, each semester. And when all is said and done, 20-30 of those students graduate. The chances of making it to the end of a program like this is more difficult. And there are a lot of students who would make really good nurses that get discouraged and don't come back. I wish schools would show the percentage of students who start and actually make it to the end of the program to take the NCLEX. In my opinion, that percentage is the one that is important.
If ya still don't get it, just suffice to say that I was trying to make HPlayboyU feel better, because he thinks that a 70% pass rate is horrible. But I say that there's more to consider than the percentage. I don't think the percentage defines the school.
Sorry if I confused anyone!