Program Outcomes

PT Grads in front of Gelman Library

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at The George Washington University is committed to the success of its students, which is demonstrated by excellent outcome measures. 100% of GW DPT students have passed their licensing exam on their first attempt for eight years (2010-2017) consecutively.

There are a variety of outcome measures that the program uses to assess success. The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) has identified three of these measures, which all accredited physical therapy programs must make public.

Admissions Acceptance and Matriculation Rates

Class of 2020

  • Acceptance: 18.47% of applicants were accepted.
  • Matriculation Rate: 34.59% of accepted applicants matriculated into the class.

DPT Graduation Rate

The graduation rate, as defined by CAPTE, represents the percentage of students who began the professional phase of the program and graduated within 150% of the expected time to degree.

The 2-year graduate rate weighted average for years 2014-2015 is 94.6%.

Graduating Cohort Graduation Rate
Class of 2015 91.9%
Class of 2014 97.2%
Class of 2013 97.1%
Class of 2012 97.1%

National PT Licensure Exam (NPTE) Pass Rate

Graduates of all accredited physical therapist education programs must pass the national physical therapy exam (NPTE) to become licensed to practice physical therapy in the United States. Information regarding pass rates for US accredited programs is available on the FSBPT website. The pass rates for graduates of the George Washington University DPT Program for the past eight years are presented in the table below.

The 2-year NPTE pass rate weighted average for years 2015-2016 is 100%.

Graduating Cohort First Time Pass Rate
Class of 2017 100%
Class of 2016 100%
Class of 2015 100%
Class of 2014 100%
Class of 2013 100%
Class of 2012 100%
Class of 2011 100%
Class of 2010 100%

DPT Employment Rate

The employment rate is defined as the percentage of graduates who were employed as physical therapists within six months of passing the licensure examination, based on available data. The data for the past three graduating classes is provided below.

The 2-year employment rate weighted average for years 2014-2015 is 100%.

Graduating Cohort Employment Rate
Class of 2015 100%
Class of 2014 100%
Class of 2013 100%

Accreditation

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at The George Washington University 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: www.capteonline.org.

The George Washington University is accredited by its regional accrediting agency, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Related Links

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
District of Columbia Physical Therapy Association
Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapists