University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Accreditation

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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.

Exam Period Number of
Graduates
Number of
First-Time
Test Takers
Number of
First-Time
Test Takers
who passed
the Exam
Percentage of
First-Time
Test Takers
who passed
the Exam
Jan.-Dec. 2011 112 116 100 86%
Jan.-Dec. 2012 117 110 100 91%
Jan.-Dec. 2013 118 113 113 100%
Total for 2011-2013 347 339 313 92.3%

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.

Entering Class of Graduation Rate Retention Rate
2009 94.5% 94.5%
2010 95.8% 97.5%
2011 90.9% 97.5%
2012 * 100%
2013 ** 100%

* Graduation date May 2014   ** Graduation date May 2015


Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education®
c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
www.acoteonline.org
(301) 652-6611 x2914