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PTA Program Outcomes and Costs

In an effort to allow students to make an informed choice about their career decisions and in accordance with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) guidelines, the PTA program provides information related to graduation rates, licensure pass rates and employment rates.  All values are calculated according to accreditation guidelines.

Graduation rates from 2013-2020
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
81.81% 95% 76.47% 100% 95.24% 95.65% 94.44% 88.89%
Two-year average for this same time period are:
2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
88.41% 85.74% 88.24% 97.62% 95.45% 95.05% 91.67%
First-attempt and ultimate pass rates for the National Physical Therapy Examination, required for certification as a physical therapist assistant in Kentucky for 2013-2020 are:
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 93.33% 93.75%

 

Two-year averages for this same time period are:
2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 96.65% 93.54%

 

Ultimate pass rates for the National Physical Therapy Examination, required for certification as a physical therapist assistant in Kentucky for 2013-2020 are:
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
100%% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 93.33% 100%
Two-year averages for this same time period are:
2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 96.65% 96.65%
Employment rates, for graduates passing the National Physical Therapy Examination and certified by the Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy as PTAs and actively seeking employment, within one year of graduation are:
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Two-year averages for this same time period are:
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

Learn about costs associated with program completion.

Program Costs

The information below is provided as a means to inform potential applicants of the program’s admissions process.  Potential applicants should note that the level of competitiveness varies from academic year to academic year.  Information is based upon information gathered during the admissions process and subsequently.

Admissions Information for Newly Admitted Cohort Admitted in 2020

Number of Students Attending Pre-Admission Conferences

110

Number of Students Formally Applying

45

Number of Newly Admitted Students

19

Number of Re-Admitted Students

1

Total Cohort Size

20

Average ACT Composite for Newly Admitted Students

25
(Range: 21 – 29)

Average GPA for Completed General Education Courses for Newly Admitted Students

3.84
(Range: 3.4-4.00)

Number of Counties Represented in Cohort

11

Number of Recent High School Graduates Admitted (Graduated in 2020):

3

Number of Students with Some College Admitted

17

Number of Students with a Prior 4-Year Degree Admitted

5

Number of Students with Prior Physical Therapy-Related Work Experience

6

Number of Students with No General Education Requirements Fulfilled at Time of Admission

2

Number of Students with Some General Education Requirements Fulfilled at Time of Admission

12

Number of Students with All General Education Requirements Fulfilled at Time of Admission

11