Outcome Data

Licensure Pass Rate By Class

Graduating Class

% pass 

 3 yr Avg

2 year Avg

1998

100

1999

100

100

2000

91

97

95.5

2001

70

87

80.5

2002

100

87

85

2003

100

90

100

2004

88

96

90

2005

70

86

79

2006

92

83
81

2007

71

78
82

2008

73

79
72

2009

100

81
87

2010

93

89
97

2011

95

96
94

2012

100
96
98

2013

100
98
100
2014
100
100
100
2015
78
93
89
2016        88
89
83

Mercer County Community College's Physical Therapist Assistant program is proud of the accomplishments of all of our graduates! The data provided within the chart above represents pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) for Physical Therapist Assistants which is the board exam used to establish minimal competence in the determination for licensure by states for PTAs. The columns to the right represent the 3 and 2 year averages for the overall pass rate on this nationally administered exam.

Employment as a PTA

Within 6 months of passing the licensure exam

3 yr Avg

 
2 yr Avg

1998

100

 

1999

100

100

2000

100

100

100

2001

100

100

100

2002

100

100

100

2003

100

100

100

2004

100

100

100

2005

100

100

100

2006

100

100

100

2007

100

100

100

2008

100

100

100

2009

100

100

100

2010

100

100

100

2011

100

100

100

2012

   100
100
100

2013

     90
97
95
2014  
97  
        96
93.5
2015  
100 
        96
98.5
2016  
     100         99       100

Employment rates for PTAs have been excellent throughout the Delaware Valley!

Graduation Rate By Class

                                  

 

3 yr Avg

2 yr Avg

2008

71%

   

2009

67%

 
69%

2010

72%

70%

69.5%

2011

85%

75%

78.5%

2012

71%

76%

78%

2013

82% 

79%

76.5%

2014

75%

 76%

78.5%
2015
96%
84%
85.5%
2016     89%
87%
92.5%
2017
89%
91%
89%

Graduation rates by class are listed for the past several years in the chart above with the 3 and 2 year averages in the third and fourth columns. The attractiveness of the PTA program remains high and retention is also relatively high however; many learners discover that academically, this is a demanding program and perhaps is not quite "the piece of cake" that they had thought that it would be since it is an Associate of Applied Science Degree program. The primary reason that someone might be unable to complete the program is due to an academic issue.

Petitions for the Professional Phase of the PTA Program           
  2009 2010 2011 2012*
2013
2014 2015
2016
2017
# Petitions Rec'd
52
57
87
115
 110
 123
 98
 51&
70
Accepted
24
24
28
28
 28
 28
 28
 
28
Wait List
5
10
12
10
 10
 10
 10
 5
5
Rejected
23
23
47
63
 72 
 95
 70
 3
37
GPA Too Low
11
8
8
10
 3 
 0
 2
 0
0
Courses too old
         
5
2
0
0
Grade too low in Pre-Req Course
         
3
3
1
0
more than one variable for exclusion
14
6
 
 
 
 
 1
2
Missing Classes
17
11
19
20
 8
 0
5
Classes In progress
14
12
21
46
25 
 1
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Viable Candidates
24
32
39
39
77 
 75
55 
 48
65
% of acceptance
100%
75%
72%
72%
36% 
 23%
34% 
 58%
43%
% from wait list
40%
70%
0
30%
10% 
10% 
 4%
40%
Avg GPA of those accepted
3.32
3.32
3.38
3.47
3.5
3.53
3.64^
3.56
3.62
 
*for 2012
 Overall: BIO 104 was in progress for 20/110 or 18% of those who petitioned  
  PTA 101 was in progress for 22/110 or 10% of those who petitioned 
  PTA 105 was in progress for 41/110 or 37% of those who petitioned 
*for 2012
Of the 38 who were either accepted or wait listed:  
  100% had already completed BIO 104  
  100% had already completed PTA 101  
   92% had already completed PTA 105      
*for 2013

Of the 38 who either accepted or wait listed,

            100% had already compelted all required courses.

^2015 GPA

Of the 28 who were accepted into the Professional Phase, the breakdown of GPAs is as follows:

20 had a GPA between 3.5-4.0 with 8 having a 4.0

5 had a GPA between 3-3.49

3 had a GPA between 2.5-2.99

& For Spring 2016  The curriculum changed so that PTA 105 moved into the Professional Phase and PTA 112 moved into the pre-professional phase. This change temporarily decreased the number of qualified applicants.

The applicant pool is significant.

Admission to the PTA program is not guaranteed for any student/learner. Admission decisions are  based upon the Petitioning process and handled by the Admissions Office.

Class Petitioning/

Entering Year

Class Graduation Year

GPA Range

Avg GPA

Matriculation Date Range

2009

2010

2.50 – 4.0

3.32

Fall of 2004 – Fall 2008

2010

2011

2.51 – 4.0

3.32

Summer of 2008 – Fall 2009

2011

2012

2.52 – 4.0

3.38

Fall of 2005 – Spring 2010

2012

2013

2.59 – 4.0

3.47

Summer of 2007 – Fall 2010

2013

2014

2.73 – 4.0

3.53

Fall of 2008 – Fall 2010

2014

2015

2.83 – 4.0

3.53

Fall of 2008 – Summer 2011

2015
2016
2.78 - 4.0
3.64
Spring of 2011 - Summer 2012
2016
2017
2.68 - 4.0
3.56
Summer 2011-Fall 2013
2017
2018
2.59-4.0
3.62
Fall 2012- Fall 2014

 

Questions regarding any of this information may be directed to Barbara J. Behrens, PTA, MS, the Program Coordinator behrensb@mccc.edu.