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OT Program Outcomes

National Board of Certification NBCOT Pass Rate

In accordance with ACOTE standard A.4.2, NBCOT data are now calculated and reported by calendar year for new graduates passing the exam within one year of graduation.

The curriculum for 2016 graduates led to an August graduation date; therefore the 2016 calendar year data represents a blend of students from two graduating classes. Therefore, the 2016 data contain both 2015 graduates who took the exam from January 1, through August, 2016 and 2016 graduates who took the exam from August through December 31, 2016.

For calendar year 2016, January 1 through December 31, Husson new graduates taking the NBCOT exam within one year of graduation had a pass rate of 94%. Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx

As of January 2017, 100% of 2015 graduates have passed the NBCOT exam.

Graduation rates

2017 graduation rate: In fall 2014, 32 students began the professional phase in the School of Occupational Therapy. Of those 32 students, 29 students graduated in 2017. For the three who did not graduate from the SOT: 1 stepped off track due to academic reasons, graduated with a BCHCS and returned as an MS-Only and will graduate with the 2018 class; 1 changed major but remained here at Husson and graduated SP17 with a BS in Psychology; 1 changed major and remained at Husson and graduated SP17 with a BS in HCS and MBA. Therefore 29 of the 32 students enrolled in the professional phase in fall 2014 graduated with the MS degree in Occupational Therapy in 2017, for a graduation rate of 90.6%.​

2016 graduation rate: In fall 2013, 40 students began the professional phase in the School of Occupational Therapy. Of those 40 students, 35 students graduated in 2016. For the five who did not graduate from the SOT: 2 were dismissed from the School of Occupational Therapy for academic reasons, 1 remained at Husson and received a BS degree in another major,  1 changed institutions for a major that Husson does not offer and 1 went on a medical leave of absence and did not return. Therefore 35 of the 40 students enrolled in the professional phase in fall 2013 graduated with the MS degree in 2016, a graduation rate of 87.5%.

2015 graduation rate: In fall 2012, 40 students began the professional phase in the School of Occupational Therapy. Of those 40 students, 5 changed majors and 4 were dismissed from the School of Occupational Therapy for academic reasons. Eight of the 9 students who left the SOT remained at Husson and received a BS degree in another major. Two students who started in fall 2012 were delayed for personal reasons and will be 2016 School of Occupational Therapy graduates. Therefore 29 of the 40 students enrolled in the professional phase in fall 2012 graduated with the MS degree in 2015, a graduation rate of 72.5%.

The total number of graduates from the professional phase of Husson University Master of Occupational Therapy program during the 3-year period of 2015-2017 was 112, with an overall graduation rate of  83%.

Graduation Year

Students Entering/Graduating

Graduation Rate

 2015

 40/29

72.5%

 2016

40/35

87.5%

2017

32/29

90.6%

Total

112/93

83%