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Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

Student Outcomes

Graduation Rates

Admission Year

Number of Students Admitted

Number (percent) of students admitted who 
graduated in 2 years

Number of admitted students who graduated
in 3 or more years

Graduation rate for all students admitted
in 2 or more years

2  Year
Moving Average

2005

18

11 (61%)

 

11 (61%)

 

2006

17

7 (41%)

 

7 (41%)

 51%

2007

21

15 (71%)

 

15 (71%)

 56%

2008

23

16 (70%)

18 (78%)

75%

2009

21

13 (62%)

14 (67%)

 72%

2010

23

17 (74%)

 19 (83%)

75%

2011

23

13 (56%)

 16 (70%)

 76%
 2012 23 12 (50%) 1  13 (56%) 63%
 2013 23 17 (74%) 2  19 (83%) 70%
 2014 23 11 (48%) 4 eligible for May 2017 and 1 eligible for May 2018  
 2015 23 11 (48%)   
 2016 17    

 

National Board Exam Pass Rates

Information below is reported by Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.  Data reflects the number of students who graduated in each year and those who passed on the first attempt as well as passed on all attempts (ultimate pass). 

Graduation Year

Number of Students graduating

Number (percent) of graduates
who passed on first attempt

Number (percent) of graduates
who passed on all attempts

Notes

2007

11

8 (73%)

9 (90%)

*1 grad did not take the exam (n=10)

2008

7

5 (83%)

6 (100%)

*1 grad did not take the exam (n=6)

2009

15

10 (67%)

11 (92%)

*3 grads did not take the exam (n=12)

2010

18

12 (67%)

16 (94%)

*1 grad did not take the exam (n=17)

2011

14

14 (100%)

14 (100%)

 

 2012 19 17 (90%) 19 (100%) 
 201316  16 (100%) 16 (100%) 
 2014 13 13 (100%) 13 (100%) 
 2015 19 18 (100%) 18 (100%) * 1 grad did not take the exam (n=18)
 2016 11 11 (100%)  * 4 eligible for May 2017 grad; 1 eligible for May 2018 grad.


Employment Rates

To the best of our knowledge, the number and percent (%) of qualified graduates who are employed within 6 months of passing the national board exam for physical therapist assistants.  Note that a graduate must pass the NPTE in order to be qualified to work as a physical therapist assistant. 

Graduation year

Number of qualified graduates

Number employed within 6 months
of becoming qualified

Employment rate (%)

2007

9

9

100%

2008

6

6

100%

2009

10

10

100%

2010

16

16

100%

2011

14

13

93%

 2012 19 19 100%
 2013 16 16 100%
 2014 13 13   100% 
 2015 18 18 100%
 2016 11 11 100%


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