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All 2014 Physical Therapist Assistant Students Pass Licensing Exam

By October 16, 2014May 19th, 2022Physical Therapist Assistant

For the first time in program history, all 25 students in the 2014 Physical Therapist Assistant class taking the licensing exam, passed on their first attempts. Last year’s first time passing rate was 90%.

According to the The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, the overall first time passing rate for the exam was 85% in 2013. Below is a breakdown of the first time passing rates from the FSBPT by exam year:

% Passing – PTA 2013*     2012     2011     2010     2009    
First-Time Candidates – Graduates of
US Accredited Programs
85 84 83 82 81

For the years 2009 through 2011 the ultimate passing rate for the program is 97.78%, which is the third highest in New York State.

“This is very good news,” said Dr. Matthew Giordano, Vice President for Academic Affairs. “The entire college should be proud of these results.”

A private, co-educational, Catholic college, Villa Maria provides students a student-centered experience where they learn and grow with a culturally diverse student population and a baccalaureate culture that lives its values of truth, charity, and unity.

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