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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.

NBCOT calculates pass rate by calendar year rather than by graduating class. Therefore 2020 data represents students who passed the exam within one year of graduation for calendar year January 1 through December 31, 2020. While most students represented by the 2020 NBCOT data were 2020 graduates it may also represent a few students from the class of 2019.

For calendar year 2020, January 1 through December 31, Husson University 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

Graduation Rates

2021 Graduation rate: In fall 2018, 48 students began the professional phase in the School of Occupational Therapy and 35 graduated in 2021.

As of December 31, 2021 of the 48 original students beginning in fall 2018, 35 graduated (12 graduated in May 2021, 22 graduated in August 2021 and one (1) graduated in December 2021). The primary reason students many students graduated in August was due to COVID-related clinical delays.  In total of the thirteen from this cohort who did not graduate from the SOT, seven (7) students remained at Husson and changed programs/colleges. Five (5) of the seven (7) have graduated and two are on track to graduate.  Six (6) students in this cohort left Husson University; one (1) returned to Husson and has since graduated. 

There were three additional 2021 SOT graduates including one (1) student who started the professional phase in the fall of 2017, stepped back from the SOT while he finished his BS, then rejoined the SOT as an MS-only student and graduated in August 2021.  An additional student who started the professional phase of the SOT in 2017 graduated in May 2021 and another who started in 2016 also graduated in May 2021 after an LOA.

2020 graduation rate: In fall 2017, 45 students began the professional phase in the School of Occupational Therapy. As of January 1, 2020 of those 45 students, 37 graduated from the School of Occupational Therapy (82%). There were 36 graduates in May, 2020, and 1 graduate in August, 2020. There are 2 students who are on track to graduate in May 2021 (one of which started the professional phase in Fall, 2016.  In total, of the 6 who did not graduate from the SOT, 4 have received degrees from other programs at Husson, 1 is on track to receive an OT degree in 2021, and 1 transferred to another university.

2019 graduation rate: In fall 2016, 45 students began the professional phase in the School of Occupational Therapy. As of January 1, 2020 of those 45 students, 37 graduated from the School of Occupational Therapy (82%). There were 36 graduates in May, 2019, and 1 graduated in December, 2019. There was one (1) additional May 2019 graduate who started the professional phase in Fall, 2015. In total, of the 8 who did not graduate from the SOT, 4 have received degrees from other programs at Husson, 1 is on track to receive an OT degree, 1 transferred to another university, and 2 left Husson University.

 

Graduation Year

Students Entering/Graduating

Graduation Rate

2019

45/37

82%

2020

45/37

82%

2021

48/35

78%

Total

138/109

79%