PTA Program Outcomes Information

PTA 3-year Graduation Fall 2016 - Fall 2018 Cohorts
  Fall 2016 Cohort    Fall 2017 Cohort   Fall 2018 Cohort  
  N % N % N %
Graduated 31 96.9 34 100.0 32 100.0
Not Enrolled 1 3.1 0 0 0 0
Total 32 100.0 34 100.0 32 100.0

Note: These rates include three-year graduation rates.

Licensure Exam Pass Rates
Graduation Year First-Time Pass Rate Ultimate Pass Rate
2017 100% 100%
2018 91.2% 97.1%
2019 96.9% 96.9%

Note: These rates indicate the percentage of test-takers who ultimately passed the licensure exam.

Employment Rates
Graduation Year  Placement Rate 
2016 100%
2017 100%
2018 100%

Note: Placement data is gathered six months after graduation. Graduates are exempted from the placement rates in accordance with the standards of the Higher Education Authorization Act due to the following reasons: enrollment in further education, military service, a medical condition that prevents the graduate from working in his/her field of study, family or home responsibilities that prevent the graduate from working in his/her field of study.

Career and Salary Information

The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the Occupational Employment Statistics website or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements. Salaries are not guaranteed.

Career Hourly Mean Wage
State of TN
Annual Mean Wage
State of TN
Physical Therapist Assistant $27.34 $56,870