Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
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 during the last three years of record. “New Graduates” are 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. For official NBCOT data results, please visit nbcot.org/Educators.
|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. 2018||136||150||149||99.3%|
|Jan. – Dec. 2019||134||130||130||100%|
|Jan. – Dec. 2020||139||134||133||99.3%|
|Total for 2018 – 2020||409||414||412||99.5%|
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 2019||126/ *||13/ *||139/ *||* %|
|S/F 2020||128/ **||9/ **||137/ **||** %|
* Graduation date August 2021
** Graduation date August 2022
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education®
c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
(301) 652-6611 x2914
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
USC has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), one of six regional accrediting organizations recognized by the US Department of Education, since 1949. View the student learning outcomes (PDF) for our four academic programs.