Program Statistics

Pass Rate on Licensure Exam:

The NWACC PTA Program has a 100% pass rate for graduates taking the National Physical Therapist Assistant Examination NPTE from 1999 to 2017.

Graduates of all accredited PTA Programs must pass the NPTE to become licensed to practice.  The national average pass rate for graduates of accredited PTA Programs is approximately 93%.

The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) develops and administers the National Physical Therapy Examination NPTAE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.


Graduation Rate

The two year average graduation rate for graduates from 2016 and 2017 was 77.5%.


Employment Rate

100% average employment rate for 2016 and 2017 for those students who successfully completed the NWACC PTA program.


Number of Students Admitted to the NWACC PTA Program:

The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) limits the number of qualified applicants the NWACC PTA Program can admit per year to a maximum of 18 students.