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

2010

50

43

86.0%

2011

63

54

85.71%

2012

39

35

89.74%

2013

31

24

77.42%

3-year average

# students taking exam

# students passing exam

Pass Rate

10 to 12

152

132

87%

11 to 13

133

113

85%

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

2011

100% (54 out of 54)

100%

2012

100% (35 out of 35)

100%

2013

100% (24 out of 24)

100%

Total 

100% (113 out of 113)

100%

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

2010

50

43

86%

2011

58

54

94%

2012

57

47

83%

2013

TBD

TBD

TBD

Overall 3-year average is 87.67%

CAPTE set Graduation Rates based on Graduation Year

Acceptance Year

# students admitted

# students graduated

# still matriculating

Graduation Rate

2010

50

43

0

86%

2011

58

54

0

94%

2012

57

47

7

83%

Summary  

CAPTE

Central Penn

Pass Rate on NPTE

80.0%

85%

Employment rate within 6 months (3-year average)

94.6%

100%

Graduation Rate (3-year average)

80.0%

87.67%