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Doctor of Physical Therapy


Our Outcomes

The DPT Program first time and ultimate pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) exceeds the average rates from all Iowa programs and all U.S. accredited programs. The St. Ambrose University first time NPTE pass rate is 99% with a 99% ultimate pass rate over the last three years. The national first time pass rate is 89% with the ultimate pass rate of 98%. St. Ambrose University DPT Program graduates exceeded the national average in 100% of the NPTE question categories.

Our graduates are successfully finding employment throughout the country in a range of practice settings. Graduates report receiving multiple job offers upon completing the program. The average starting salary of graduates in the Class of 2014 was over $62,000 with many receiving signing bonus or student loan repayment programs.


201320142 year average
Graduation Rate 94% 100% 97%
First Time Licensure Pass Rate 100% 94% 97%
Ultimate Licensure Pass Rate 100% 100% 100%
Employment Rate 100% 100% 100%