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Program Success Rates

D'Youville OT students working in a service learning course.

D'Youville's occupational therapy department is dedicated to ensuring positive student outcomes and provides the following information on graduation rates and exams.

NBCOT Exam Results

The following table represents the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam results.

  Jan. - Dec. 2014 Jan. - Dec. 2015 Jan .- Dec. 2016 Jan. - Dec. 2017 Jan. - Dec. 2018
Total Number of NG testing 50 70 64 64 65
Total Number of NG Passing
(% passing)
48 (96%) 69 (99%) 64 (100%) 62 (97%) 62 (95%)
Total Number of NG Failing
(% failing)
2 (4%) 1 (1%) 0 (0%) 2 (3%) 3 (5%)
Total Score Average 475 472 473 475 475
Average Passing Score 476 473 473 476 477
Average Failing Score 436 439 --- 432 425

*NG = Candidates testing within one year of graduation, regardless of the number of attempts on the examination.
Note: A felony conviction may affect a student's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification exam.

Graduation Rates (BS/MS program)

Academic Year No. of Graduates Graduation Rate (%)
2015-16 19 68
2016-17 27 82
2017-18 37 73

Graduation Rates (MS Program)

Academic Year # of Graduates Graduation Rate (%)
2015-16 32 80
2016-17 34 74
2017-18 45 96

Number of OT Graduates

Academic Year MS BS/MS Total
2015-16 37 11 48
2016-17 31 21 52
2017-18 37 29 66
Total 105 42 147

Total number of program graduates reflects both national and international students who graduated from the Occupational Therapy program. As some students return to their home countries, not all graduates elect to take the NBCOT exam.