OTA Graduate Outcomes

OTA Graduate Outcomes

Penn State Graduation Requirements

General graduation requirements can be found through the undergraduate advising handbook, as well as policies 82-00 and 83-00 from the University Faculty Senate.

Graduation and Exam Pass Rate

OTA Education Standard A.4.2. requires the following information to be available to the public.

  • Graduation rates
  • Direct link to NBCOT program data results

The following information is provided in compliance with Education Standard A.4.2:

Graduation Data

Graduation Year          Student Entering/Graduating          Graduation Rate 

2015                                         25/24                                        96%

2016                                         22/20                                        91%

2017                                         24/20                                        83%

3 year totals:                            71/64                                        90%

Individual school's program performance data on the NBCOT National Certification Exam can be found at: https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx

To locate The Pennsylvania State University-Shenango program results, use the drop-down menu as follows:

  1. Pennsylvania
  2. OTA Level Program
  3. Year (i.e. 2014, 2015, etc)


Penn State Shenango Associate in Science in Occupational Therapy graduates will be eligible to take the certification examination administered by:

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Inc. 
One Bank Street, Suite 300
Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4150 
Phone: (301) 990-7979 
Fax: (301)869-8492