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Arnold School of Public Health


The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of South Carolina is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 803-777-5521 or email

Graduation, Licensure Examination, and Employment Rates 

The below table provides data related to graduation, licensure, and employment rates for students of our DPT program.

Graduation rate*


Licensure examination pass rate**, first time


Licensure examination pass rate, ultimate pass rate


Employment rate***


* Graduation rate: % of students who began program and graduated prior to the following cohort (2017-2018)
** Licensure examination pass rate**: The first time (average of last 2 years) and ultimate pass rates (average of last 2 years) for our graduates on the national licensure exam (NPTE) (2016-2017).  You can see all these by school at this link
*** Employment Rate:  % of graduates who were employed as PTs within six months of passing the licensure examination.