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Oct 21, 2013

JSCC Physical Therapist Assistant Program Achieves Score of Excellence

It was another year marked with great accomplishment with Jackson State’s Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program. 100% of the 2013 PTA class which took the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) passed.

Like most programs at Jackson State, the PTA program has a great track record. Over the past several years, the pass rate for the NPTE has always been high with an average well over 90%. According to Dr. Jane David, the national first-time pass rate is 87% and 86% for all test takers. For JSCC students, the first-time pass rate this year was 87% and 100% for all test takers.

Another testament of success for the PTA program is the number of students who actually complete the program. Over the past three years, the attrition rate for JSCC students has been slightly over 12%. The overall attrition rate for all institutions in 2012 was approximately 22%. Jackson State’s lower attrition rate coupled with a higher pass rate speaks volumes about the quality of the program and the commitment of the staff to ensure student success.

This was a great year for the PTA program at Jackson State. Congratulations and thank you to all of the students and staff for their hard work and commitment to excellence.