Accreditation and Outcomes

The Dominican College Graduate Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).

Contact Information

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) c/o Accreditation Department American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814-3449 (301) 652-AOTA www.acoteonline.org

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) upon completion of all academic and fieldwork requirements.

Felony Conviction Statement and Eligibility to Sit for Certification Examination

An individual who has been charged or convicted of a felony is advised to contact The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) for an early determination review.  The review process should be done prior to entering an educational program as prior approval is needed before an individual can sit for the certification exam.  Once NBCOT has completed its review, the individual will be notified of the results in writing.  More information >

Program Information and Outcomes Data

NBCOT Certification Examination New Graduate Pass Rate

Program Outcomes NBCOT Results – 3 Most Recent Calendar Years 2013-2015

NBCOT Pass Rate 2013 2014 2015 3-year Total/Average 
Number of Program Graduates 25 34 26 85
Number of New Graduate Test-Takers* 22 38 22 82
Number of New Graduates who passed the exam 18 36 20 74
Percentage of new graduates who passed 82% 95% 91% 90%
Number of new graduates who failed 4 2 2 8
Percentage of new graduates who failed 18% 5% 9% 10%
* includes graduates passing test not taken in the calendar year of graduation

Data is provided by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT), which administers this national examination. Data can be found at the NBCOT score web page 

Program Retention Rate

Retention Rate* for the three most recent academic years

Academic Year Entered 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 3-Year Average
Entered Fall Class 39 41 42 122
Left Program 2 1 1 3
Retention Rate 94.9% 97.6% 97.6% 97.5%
*Retention rate: The number of students returning to the program in the second year

Program Graduation Rate

Graduation Year 2013 2014 2015 3-Year Total/Average
# of students who entered the program (per anticipated graduation year) 36 40 39 115
# of graduates* 24 34 26 84
# of students in process of completing the program (within the maximum allotted time) 4 11 15
Graduation Rate** 67% 85% 67% 73%
* – number may include students completing the program later than the original anticipated graduation year, but within the maximum allotted time of 150% of the published time frame to complete the academic courses, and fieldwork within one year of completion of the academic courses  ** – number may include or exclude students completing the program later than the original anticipated year, but within the maximum allotted time of 150% of the published time frame to complete the academic courses, and fieldwork within one year of completion of the academic courses