School of Health Sciences Occupational Therapy

NBCOT Exam Pass Rates

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Exam Pass Rates

For the years 2011-2013,  graduates of the University of South Dakota achieved an overall pass rate of 100% (first-time test-takers and test-retakers). First-time test results are listed in the table below. Refer to the NBCOT website for published data.

Year

Number of First-Time
Test Takers

Percent Who Passed -
First Attempt

Percent Who Passed -
All Attempts 

2011

22

100%

100% 

2012

26

96.2%

 100%

2013

24

95.83%

 100%

Total 
3-Year

72

97.34%

 100%


Retention and Progression

The University of South Dakota has an excellent graduation completion rate. For the 3 most recent graduating cohorts (Class of 2011, Class of 2012, and Class of 2013, the average attrition rate for the program was 2.6%. During this time period 97.4% of students progressed to graduation (74 of 76).