Outcomes: NBCOT Exam Results and Graduation Rates


nbcot logoThe Master of Occupational Therapy Program at the University of Minnesota has an outstanding record of graduate exam scores.

Graduates are eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination for the Occupational Therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the graduate will be an Occupational Therapist registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure to practice; however state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification examination. A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT Certification examination or attain state licensure.

To find out more about program NBCOT exam results, visit the NBCOT exam results page and choose Minnesota and OT Masters Level programs from the drop down lists.

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Graduation Rates

Graduation rates represent a percentage of students within a cohort who graduate, compared to the number who began the cohort within 150% of the published end of the program. Students who did not complete the curriculum within this time period may have withdrawn, taken a leave of absence, or otherwise have left the curriculum. The following table shows the graduation rates for the last three years.

Calendar Year of Graduation Students Graduating/Entering Graduation Rate
2014 45/46 98%
2015 47/48 99%
2016 48/49 98%
TOTAL (three year average)
140/143 98%