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Graduation & Retention Rates 

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

Metrics

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

3-yr Aggregate

Percentage of Penn State students graduating from the degree program.

95

100

96

97

Retention rate (%) for Penn State students having enrolled in the degree program.

95

93

100

96

Board of Certification (BOC) for the Athletic Trainer Exam Outcomes

Programs must meet or exceed a three-year aggregate first-time pass rate of 70 percent per CAATE standards.

BOC Data Areas

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

3-yr Aggregate

Number of Penn State students graduating from program

19

25

27

71

Number of Penn State students graduating from program who took examination

18

25

27

70

Number of Penn State students who passed the examination on the first attempt

13

25

24

62

Percentage of Penn State students who passed the examination on the first attempt

72

100

89

89

Number of Penn State students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts

18

25

25

68

Percentage of Penn State students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts

100

100

93

97

Penn State athletic training program outcomes compared to nationwide results

BOC Summary Data

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

3-yr Aggregate

Percentage of Penn State students who passed the examination on the first attempt

72

100

89

89

National percentage average for all students who passed the examination on the first attempt

82

84

89

85

Percentage of Penn State students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts

100

100

93

97

National percentage average for all students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts

85

87

86

86

Graduate Placement Outcomes

Following completion of the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree professional program.

Metrics

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

3-yr Aggregate

Graduate school acceptance rate (% of applicants)

75

83

100

86

Graduate assistantship award rate (% of admitted applicants)

75

93

89

86

Rate entering a post-professional clinical internship | fellowship/residency program immediately after graduation (% of cohort)

15

12

4

10

Rate entering the workforce immediately after graduation (% of cohort)

15

24

25

21

Rate pursuing other allied health care disciplines (% of cohort)

6

8

11

8