Statistics and Outcomes – Traditional Program

Traditional (On-Ground) Physical Therapist Assistant Program  

As of 09/16/2021 

National Physical Therapy Exam “Ultimate Pass Rates” 

Grad Year  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  2020  2021 
Ultimate pass rate  100%  86.7%  86.7%  95%  100%  100%   88.2%  93.3%  N/A 

National Physical Therapy Exam “First-Time Pass Rates” 

Grad Year  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  2020  2021 
First-time pass rate  93.3%  86.7%  73.3%  95%  100%  94.4%  88.2%  93.3%  N/A 

 National Physical Therapy Exam “Two-Year Pass Rates” 

Grad Years  2017-18  2018-19  2019-20 
Ultimate pass rate  100%  94%  91% 

 Graduation Rates 

Grad Year  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  2020  2021 
Graduation rate  89.5%  85%  78.9%  100%  89.5%  94.4%   94.7%  94.1%  N/A 

Two-Year Graduation Rates 

Grad Year  2017-18  2018-19  2019-20 
Graduation rate  92%  94.5%  94.4% 

 Employment Rate – Based on data collected by program director through direct contact with student within six months of passing the licensure exam; applies to graduates seeking work in the field of physical therapy 

Graduation Year  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  2020  2021 
Percent of graduates seeking employment who were employed as a PTA within six months of passing the licensure exam  100%  100%  100%  100%  95%   95%  89%  100%  N/A 

 Two-Year Employment Rate – Based on data collected by program director through direct contact with student within six months of passing the licensure exam; applies to graduates seeking work in the field of physical therapy 

Graduation Years  2017-18  2018-19  2019-20 
Percent of graduates seeking employment who were employed as a PTA within six months of passing the licensure exam  95%   92%  94.5% 

 See also: Graduate Job Placement History – This includes data collected by MNSCU as part of a Graduate Follow-up Report. Graduates complete the report within one year after graduation. 

Average Age of Students Starting the Program 

Start Year  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  2020  2021 
Average age upon starting technical PTA courses  25.9  26.1  23  22  27  28  24  26  N/A 

Program Acceptance Rate 

Start Year  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  2020  2021 
Percent of qualified applicants offered a spot in the program  71%  77%  100%  91%  89%  92%   100%  88%  N/A 

Program Matriculation Rate 

Start Year  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  2020  2021 
Percent of those offered a spot who ultimately enrolled in the program  54%  67%  58.9%  95%  83%  79%   81%  95.5%  N/A