Occupational Therapy Assistant Accreditation

Program accreditation information.


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    Outcomes, Results, and Licensure

    To learn more about this program, view program outcomes and exam pass rates below.


Program Outcomes

Program Enrollment and Graduation Data

Cohort Number of Students Enrolling Number of On-Time Graduates Number of Graduates within 3 Years of Start Graduation
Cohort entering year of 2012        
Campus-based 24 17   71%
Cohort entering year of 2013        
Campus-based 25 18   72%
Cohorts entering year of 2014        
Campus-based 25 22   88%
Online VA (first cohort entered Fall) 18 14 3 (1 still progressing) 89%
Cohorts entering year of 2015        
Campus-based Total 25 NA   May 2017 graduation
Online VA winter 11 9   82%
Online VA summer 16 14   88%
Online VA fall 23 18 2 78%
Online Totals 50 41 2 82%
Cohorts entering year of 2016        
Campus-based Total 25 NA   May 2018 graduation
Online VA Totals 67 NA   April, August, December 2017 graduations
Online CA Totals (first cohort entered summer) 24 NA   August, December 2017 graduations

Results of National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Examination

Certification Pass Rates

Year/Program Number of Program Graduates Number of Test-Takers New Graduate Pass Rate
January–December 2013      
Campus-based 17 14 100%
January–December 2014      
Campus-based 18 18 100%
January–December 2015      
Campus-based 22 15 100%
Online 14 12 100%
January–December 2016      
Campus-based 22 16 100%
Online 43 (20 graduated Dec. 2016) 15 100%

Further testing data is available via the NBCOT School Performance Link.

Graduates of the program receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree and are eligible to sit for the national certification exam administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, they receive the title of Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA).

Licensure Information

Many states have some form of regulation in order to practice. In Minnesota, occupational therapy personnel must be licensed with the Minnesota Department of Health.

A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.