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PTA Program Outcomes

Graduation rates*

Graduation rates are high compared to other KCC programs as well as the national average for other PTA programs. Occasionally, students complete the program within 150% of the normally expected time, voluntarily withdraw, or do not complete the program for a variety of academic and non-academic reasons. Available graduation rates are presented below.

Graduating Class

Number of students admitted to the original cohort Number of students who graduated at the normally expected time Number of students who graduated within 150% of the normally expected time Graduation rate* ​(% completing within 150% of the normally expected time)
​2011
20 16 1 89.5%
2012 19 12 1 81.2%
2013 21 18 1 100%
2014 20 18 0 90.0%
​2015 ​20 ​​16 ​1 ​85.0%
​2016 ​20 ​16 ​1 ​85.0%
​2017 ​21 ​17 ​0 80.9%
​2018 ​19 ​13 1 73.6%
​2019 ​18 ​12 ​1 ​72.2%

Data as of 2/1/2020

*CAPTE accreditation standard: At least 60%, averaged over two years.

Licensure examination pass rates+ and employment rates^

Licensure Examination Pass Rates and Employment Rates of the program’s graduates are high. Many students have employment secured prior to graduation. Licensure examination pass rates and employment rates are presented below.  

Graduation Year Number of graduates First-time pass rate: number of graduates passing the licensure exam on the first attempt Ultimate pass rate: number of graduates passing the licensure exam Percent of graduates employed within six months of passing licensure exam
2013 19 18 (94.7%)
18 (94.7%)
94.4%
2014 19 18 (94.7%)
19 (100%)
100%
2015 16 16 (100%) 16 (100%) 100%
​2016 16 ​16 (100%) ​​16 (100%) ​100%
​​2017 ​17 ​16 (94.1%) 17 (100%) 100%
​2018 ​13 ​12 (92%)  ​13 (100%) ​100%
​2019 ​13 ​12 (92%) ​13 (100%) ​100%

Data as of 2/1/2020

+CAPTE accreditation standard for ultimate licensure pass rates: At least 85%, averaged over two years.

^CAPTE accreditation standard for employment rates: At least 90%, averaged over two years.

If you have any questions regarding Physical Therapist Assistant program outcomes, please contact the program director at 815-802-8816 or email ptaprogram@kcc.edu.​​​​​​​

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