Central Penn College - Student Outcomes Information

 

Physical Therapy Assistant

Student Outcomes Information

This information is provided in compliance with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) Student Outcomes regulation.

Program Name: Central Penn College Physical Therapy Assistant Program
Degree Offered: Associate in Applied Science
Current CAPTE Accreditation Status: Accredited
Date First Accredited: March 1988
Most Recent Capte Visit:  April 2010
Most Recent Action Taken: November 11, 2011
Action Taken: Compliance Report Requested and submitted in February 2012. Report Reviewed in March 2012.
Next Visit:  Spring 2020

2013 NPTE PASS RATE DATA & 3 YEAR AVERAGE

The first data sets measure compliance with the number of graduates who pass the licensure exam and the impact upon the 3-year average.  The College was granted Continue Accreditation status by CAPTE on May 2, 2012 based on a Compliance Report that was received 02/28/2012.  The College's goal is to surpass the expected level of compliance nationally, which is 80%.

Graduation Year

# student taking exam

# students passing exam

Pass Rate

2012

39

38

97%

2013

53

50

94%

2014

22

20

91%

3-year average

# students taking exam

# students passing exam

Pass Rate

'11 to '13

155

142

92%

'12 to '14

114

108

95%

EMPLOYMENT 3-YEAR AVERAGE
Percentage of those who graduated and saught employment in physical therapy (full-time or part-time) within six months of passing the licensure. 

Cohort Year

Percent Employed within 6 months of Passing NPTE

3-year average

2012

100% (35 out of 35)

100%

2013

100% (50 out of 50)

100%

2014

94% (17 out of 18)

94%

Total 

99% (102 out of 103)

99%

GRADUATION RATE 3-YEAR AVERAGE

The data set represents the graduation rates for the 3-year period spanning 2008-2010.  The College does admit students into the program two times per year and also accepts transfer students.  This ultimately impacts the rate at which they complete their degree and impacts the graduation rates.  The College has students constantly matriculating through the program, through internships, and taking the NPTE exam.  Therefore, the graduation rate was calculated on the acceptance year not the graduation year.    

Acceptance Year

# students admitted

# students graduated

Graduation Rate

2011

58

54

94%

2012

57

47

83%

2013

55

45

82%

2014

TBD

TBD

TBD

Overall 3-year average is 86.3%

CAPTE set Graduation Rates based on Graduation Year

Acceptance Year

# students admitted

# students graduated

# still matriculating

Graduation Rate

2011

58

54

0

94%

2012

57

46

0

81%

2013

55

46

1

84%

Summary  

CAPTE

Central Penn

Pass Rate on NPTE

80.0%

94%

Employment rate within 6 months (3-year average)

94.6%

99%

Graduation Rate (3-year average)

80.0%

86.3%