National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Exam Pass Rates

The first class of occupational therapy doctorate (OTD) students will graduate in May 2017. Therefore, outcome data for the OTD Class of 2017 is not yet available.

For the years 2014-2016, graduates of the University of South Dakota Master of Science degree in occupational therapy achieved an overall pass rate of 100 percent. First-time results as well as results for all attempts are provided in the table below and on the NBCOT web page (https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx).

Year Number of First-Time Test Takers Percent Who Passed - First Attempt Percent Who Passed - All Attempts
2014 24 100% 100%
2015 27 96% 100%
2016 26 100% 100%
Total 3-Year 77 97.3% 100%

Retention and Progression

Graduation Year Students Entering/Graduating Graduation Rate
2013-2014 26/24 92.3%
2014-2015 26/26 100%
2015-2016 27/25 92.6%
Total 3-Year 79/75 94.9%