OT Program Outcomes

National Board of Certification of Occupational Therapist Results

Pass Rates for National Board of Certification of Occupational Therapist Exam
For the three most recent calendar years, 2010, 2011 and 2012, the performance of the graduates of the School of Occupational Therapy program on the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification examination was as follows: The total number of graduates who passed the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification examination as first-time new graduate test takers in 2010-2012 was 54 graduates out of 81 graduates who sat for the exam, which is a pass rate of 66%. During that 3-year time period, the program had 86 graduates. An additional 17 graduates passed the exam after retaking it for an overall 3-year pass rate of 86% (first time test takers and those who have retaken).

Graduation Rates
In 2010, of the seventeen students who started the Professional Phase in that cohort, sixteen students graduated (94%); one student changed her major. In 2011 thirty-three students graduated with no attrition. In 2012 thirty-seven students graduated with an MS degree in OT; of those who started the professional phase in that cohort, only one withdrew without graduating with an MS in Occupational Therapy (37 out of 38 = 97.4% graduation rate for the OT major).