PTA Program Outcomes
Graduates of the PTA program at Gulf Coast State College earn a two-year Associate in Science Degree and may apply for licensure as a Physical Therapist Assistant by examination in the state of Florida. *The CAPTE graduation rate does not include admitted students that did not complete the program due to military, health, or issues not related to academic or clinical deficits.
Graduation Rate Data
This is the percentage of graduates by year for the PTA program at Gulf Coast State College.
|Cohort||# Admitted||# Graduated||*CAPTE Graduation Rate|
Licensure Pass Rate Data
This is the percentage of graduates that passed the National Physical Therapist Assistant Exam (NPTE) following graduation from the PTA program at Gulf Coast State College. This test is required as a part of licensure as a PTA in the state of Florida. First attempt indicates the first time the exam was attempted by the class. The ultimate pass rate includes all exam attempts by the class. This information is consistent with the information published by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.
|Cohort||1st Attempt Pass Rate||Ultimate Pass Rate|
|2020||94% (16/17)||100% (17/17)|
|2021||93% (14/15)||100% (15/15)|
Employment Rate Data
This is the percentage of those graduates who sought employment and were employed in physical therapy as a PTA within one year of graduation from the PTA program at Gulf Coast State College.