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

2012 2013 2014 3-year Average 
Number of Program Graduates 27 25 34 86
Number of New Graduate Test-Takers 24 22 38 84
Number of New Graduate Test-Takers who passed the exam 20 18 36 74
Percentage of new graduates who passed 83% 82% 95% 88.1%
Number of new graduates who failed 4 4 2 10
Percentage of new graduates who failed 17% 18% 5% 11.9%

Program Retention Rate

Retention rate for the three most recent academic years

2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 3-Year Average
Entered Fall Class 38 39 41 118
Left Program 1 2 1 4
Retention Rate 97.3% 94.9% 97.6% 96.6%

Retention rate: The number of students returning to the program in the second year

Program Graduation Rate

2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 3-Year Average
Entered Fall Class 41 37 44 122
Left Program 7 7 6 20*
Graduated 34 30 38 102
Graduation Rate 82.9% 81.1% 86.4%  83.6%

* Nine students left for personal reasons, 11 left due to academic reasons

Graduation rate: Percentage of students who graduated within 150 percent of published time for the program

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