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Program Success Rates

D'Youville OT students working in a service learning course.

D'Youville's occupational therapy department is dedicated to ensuring positive student outcomes. The following information identifies national certification exam results, number of program graduates and graduation rates.

NBCOT Exam Results

The following table represents the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam results.

  Jan. - Dec. 2017 Jan. - Dec. 2018 Jan. - Dec. 2019 Jan. - Dec. 2020
Total Number of NG testing 64 65 69 73
Total Number of NG Passing
(% passing)
62 (97%) 62 (95%) 62 (90%) 71 (97%)
Total Number of NG Failing
(% failing)
2 (3%) 3 (5%) 7 (10%) 2 (3%)
Total Score Average 475 475 474 481
Average Passing Score 476 477 479 482
Average Failing Score 432 425 431 438

*NG = Candidates testing within one year of graduation, regardless of the number of attempts on the examination.

In line with the agreed extension in 2020 between NBCOT and ACOTE due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NG candidates who initially began their NG period in March, April, May, June, or July 2019 and tested one time between the end of their original NG period and October 31, 2020 are included in the calculation for 2020.

Graduation Rates (BS/MS program)

Academic Year No. of Graduates Graduation Rate (%)
2017-18 33 of 42 admitted 79
2018-19 22 of 37 admitted 59
2019-20 26 of 42 admitted 62

Graduation Rates (MS Program)

Academic Year # of Graduates Graduation Rate (%)
2017-18 44 of 45 admitted 96
2018-19 38 of 44 admitted 86
2019-20 42 of 45 admitted 93

Total Number of OT Graduates

Academic Year MS BS/MS Total
2017-18 37 29 66
2018-19 41 23 64
2019-20 45 29 74
Total 123 81 204

Total number of program graduates reflects both national and international students who graduated from the Occupational Therapy program. As some students return to their home countries, not all graduates elect to take the NBCOT exam.