USC’s entry-level master’s degree program is fully accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education® (ACOTE). ACOTE is recognized as the accrediting agency for occupational therapy education by both the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and is also an active member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors.
NBCOT® certification exam data for the last three years of record
The table below displays National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy® (NBCOT) certification examination results of USC students over the last three years of record. For official NBCOT data results, please visit https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx.
|Exam period||No. of graduates||No. of first-time test-takers||No. of first-time test-takers who passed the exam||% of first-time test-takers who passed the exam|
|Jan. – Dec. 2012||117||110||100||91%|
|Exam Period||No. of graduates||No. of new graduates* who took the exam||No. of new graduates* who passed the exam||% of new graduates* who passed the exam|
|Jan. – Dec. 2013||118||113||113||100%|
|Jan. – Dec. 2014||125||118||118||100%|
|Total for 2012 – 2014||360||341*||331*||97%*|
*Beginning in 2013, NBCOT changed the metric from “first time test takers” to “New Graduates” defined as anyone taking the exam within one year of graduation, regardless of how many times the exam is taken within the one year period.
A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.
USC Graduation and Retention Rates
The table below displays graduation and retention rates of USC students over the last five years of record.
||No. of entry-level master’s students entering/graduating||No. of bachelor’s-to-master’s students entering/graduating||Total no. of professional students entering/graduating||Total graduation rate|
|S/F 2013||107/ *||19/19||126/ *||* %|
* Graduation date August 2015
** Graduation date August 2016
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