Rasmussen University Physical Therapist Assistant Program Effectiveness Data

Physical Therapist Assistant Associate's Degree

The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) requires programs to makes available program effectiveness data to the general public on an annual basis, including graduation rate, first-time exam pass rate, ultimate licensure exam pass rate and employment rate, all averaged over the most recent two years.

  • Graduation Rates are based on the percentage of students who are matriculated in the first course in the professional program after the drop/add period and completed the program within 150% of program length. Students who did not complete the program due to issues that are not related to academic or clinical deficits (such as active military duty, health, family issues, disability or death) were removed from the graduation rate calculation.
  • Licensure exam rates are based on the percentage of graduates who take and successfully pass the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE). Licensure examination pass rates are consistent with the information published by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.
  • One-Year Employment Rates are based on the percentage of graduates who sought employment and were employed as PTAs (full-time or part-time) within one year of graduation. Ultimate Employment Rates are based on the percentage of graduates who sought employment and were employed as PTAs (full-time or part-time) since graduating.

Information for the Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove, Minnesota, program and the Central Pasco, Florida, program as of April 28, 2022, is included below. Annualized program effectiveness data is not yet available for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program in Ocala, Florida. Rates are updated on this website bi-annually in April and September, at a minimum.


Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove, Minnesota

  Graduation Rate3 First Time Exam Pass Rate4 Ultimate Exam Pass Rate4 One-Year Employment Rate5 Ultimate Employment Rate6
2018 and 2019 Cohorts 69.3% 73.1% 84.6% 93.8% 93.8%
2019 and 2020 Cohorts 77.3% 84.8% 90.9% 91.7% 100%
2020 and 2021 Cohorts1 84.1% TBD TBD TBD TBD

Central Pasco, Florida

  Graduation Rate3 First Time Exam Pass Rate4 Ultimate Exam Pass Rate4 One-Year Employment Rate5 Ultimate Employment Rate
2019 and 2020 Cohorts 84.4% 42.3% 76.9% 91.7% 100%
2020 and 2021 Cohorts2 88.9% TBD TBD TBD TBD

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  1. The two-year average Licensure Exam Rates and Employment rates are not considered stabilized until one year after the last student in the cohort has graduated. The Brooklyn Park 2020 and 2021 two-year average rates will stabilize in January 2023.
  2. The two-year average Licensure Exam Rates and Employment rates are not considered stabilized until one year after the last student in the cohort has graduated. The Central Pasco 2020 and 2021 two-year average rates will stabilize in October 2022.
  3. The Graduation Rate is based on the percentage of students who are matriculated in the first course in the professional program after the drop/add period and completed the program within 150% of program length. Students who did not complete the program due to issues that are not related to academic or clinical deficits (such as active military duty, health, family issues, disability, or death) were removed from the graduation rate calculation.
  4. Licensure exams rates are based on the percentage of graduates who take and successfully pass the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE). Licensure examination pass rates are consistent with the information published by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.
  5. The Employment Rate is based on the percentage of graduates who sought employment and were employed as PTAs (full time or part time) within one year of graduation.
  6. The Ultimate Employment Rate is based on the percentage of graduates who sought employment and were employed as PTAs (full time or part time) since graduating.
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