Occupational Therapy Assistant Accreditation


The OTA Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) located at:

c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD, 20852-4929
Phone: (301) 652-AOTA

Outcomes, Results, and Licensure

Program Outcomes

Program Enrollment and Graduation Data (campus-based and online tracks)

Academic Year* Students Entered Students Graduated Graduation Rate**
2018-2019 261 225 82%
2019-2020 333 286 78%
2020-2021 272 227 82%
2021-2022 179 136 76%

*The OTA Program admits students three times a year (fall, winter, summer). The Academic Year represents the student's anticipated graduation year. 

**Graduation rate considers students who graduated within 150% (or six semesters) of the program length.


Results of the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Examination Certification Pass Rates are 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.