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Physical Therapist Assistant Graduation, Licensure, and Employment

Graduation Rates

Graduation Rates
Year Graduation Rate
Two-year averages for 2019-2020 100%*
December 2020 100%*
December 2019 100%*
December 2018 100%*

*Based on CAPTE graduation rate definition

Ultimate pass rates for the National Physical Therapy Examination

Ultimate Pass Rates
Year Pass Rate
Two-year averages for 2018-2019 89.3%*
2019 78.6%*
2018 100%
2017 100%

*Due to COVID-19, not all 2019 graduates have completed testing.

First Time Pass Rates for the National Physical Therapy Examination

First Time Pass Rates
Year Pass Rate
Two-year average 2018-2019 68.8%
2019 64.3%*
2018 73.3%

*Not all first attempts are completed due to COVID-19 issues.

Employment rates, for graduates passing the National Physical Therapy Examination and obtaining credentials as PTAs and actively seeking employment, within one year of graduation are:

Employment Rates
Year Employment Rate
Two-year averages for 2018-2019 90%*   **
2019 80%*   **
2018 100%
2017 100%

*Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many 2019 graduates were delayed in completing testing and seeking / finding employment.

**Updated June 2, 2021

The Physical Therapist Assistant program at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; Telephone: 703-706-3245; email:  accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call Mary Jo Campbell at 270-534-3457 or email at maryjo.campbell@kctcs.edu. The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is currently accredited through 2024.

Revised 12-2-2020