National Certification Exam Pass Rate

Our students have an excellent graduation rate and NBCOT Certification Exam pass rate!

Master of Occupational Therapy

The total number of graduates from St. Ambrose University's Master of Occupational Therapy Program during the 3-year period of 2015-17 was 96, with an overall graduation rate of 98%.

Graduation YearStudents
Graduation RateNBCOT Exam
New Grad Pass Rate
2011 35/35 100% 100%
2012 31/31 100% 100%
2013 30/30 100% 100%
2014 31/31 100% 100%
2015 35/34 97% 100%
2016 32/32 100% 100%
2017 31/30 97% 100%
2018 34/34 100% 100%
(for most recent 3 years)
97/96 99% NA

Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at

Employment rate is also excellent! Over the past three years, an average of 85% of Graduates report selecting a position as an OT – in their first choice for a practice setting and also geographic region – within 4 weeks following graduation! With 100% of graduates ultimately employed as OTs!

Doctor of Occupational Therapy

The first cohort of Doctor of Occupational Therapy students is anticipated to graduate in August 2019. Outcome data is not yet available.

Graduation YearEntering/GraduatingGraduation RateNBCOT Exam
New Grad Pass Rate
2019 33/-- no data no data
2020 36/-- no data no data
2021 37/-- no data no data


Lynn Kilburg, DHSc, MBA, OTR/L, Program Chair

Occupational Therapy
Center for Health Sciences Education
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52804

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