Occupational Therapy Program

Graduation and NBCOT Pass Rate

NBCOT Pass Rate

Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for the national certification exam that is administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice occupational therapy; however state licenses are usually based on the results of the national certification exam. A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the certification exam or to attain state licensure.

Program results and overall pass rates from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx .

Graduation Rate

The total number of graduates from the University Of Southern Maine’s Master of Occupational Therapy program during the 3-year period of 2016-2018 (cohorts entering into the OT program between 2013-2015) was 114, with an overall graduation rate of 83%.

 

Graduation Year

Full Time Students Entering & Graduating

Entry Year

Graduation Rate

Part Time Students Entering & Graduating

Entry Year

Graduation Rate

Combined Total Entering & Graduating

Overall Graduation Rate

2016 29/26 2014 90% 11/8 2013 73% 40/34 85%
2017 29/29 2015 100% 7/5 2014 71% 36/34 94%
2018 29/22* 2016 76% 9/4** 2015 44% 38/26 68%

Total

87/77

 

89%

27/17

 

63%

114/94

83%

*Seven students anticipated to graduate in 2019
**Three students remain in the part time program; two students have dropped from the program