Graduate Outcomes

Accreditation

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at USC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program directly, please call 323-442-2900 or email uscdpt@pt.usc.edu.

The physical therapy program has been continuously accredited since 1946. The program’s accreditation was most recently re-affirmed in 2018. The program is scheduled to be re-evaluated in 2028.

The Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy’s PhD and MS programs, as well as its residency programs, are not accredited by CAPTE.

Graduate Outcomes

Employment Rate Averaged over 2 Years

For the Class of 2016 and Class of 2017, 100% of graduates who sought employment have been employed as physical therapists within one year of graduation, as determined by a survey sent to all graduates.

Graduation Rate Averaged over 2 Years

For the Class of 2016 and Class of 2017, an average of 97% graduated on time.

Graduation Rate Averaged over 2 Years
Graduation Year Graduation Rate
Class of 2016 96%
Class of 2017 97%
Class of 2018 97%

Pass Rate on the National Licensure Exam

For the Class of 2016 and Class of 2017, the average first-time pass rate was 98%. The average ultimate pass rate was 99%.

Pass Rate on the National Licensure Exam:
USC Grad Year 1st Time Pass Rate National Average Ultimate Pass Rate
Class of 2016 99% 93% 99%
Class of 2017 97% 93% 100%
Class of 2018 96% 91% 99%