DPT Program Student Outcomes

The mission of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is to educate outstanding entry-level physical therapists who provide excellent physical therapy services, integrate scientific inquiry into their clinical practice and have a well-developed sense of professionalism and social responsibility.

Graduation rate as of 12/18/2019:

  • DPT Class of 2018: 94.34%
  • DPT Class of 2019: 100%
  • Average: 97.17%

Licensure examination pass rate as of 6/1/2021:

  • Class of 2019: first time 96.5%, ultimate 100% 
  • Class of 2020: first time 96.5%; ultimate 100% 
  • Average: first time 96.5%, ultimate 100%

Employment rate as of 11/11/2020:

  • DPT Class of 2018: 100.0%
  • DPT Class of 2019: 89.2%
  • Average: 94.6%

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Delaware is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 302-831-8910 or email pt-admissions@udel.edu. Please visit our Student Outcomes page for information on graduation rate, ultimate licensure exam pass rate, and employment rate over the most recent two years. The University of Delaware also offers credentialed residencies in sports, orthopedics, geriatrics, neurology, and acute care. CAPTE does not provide oversight or accreditation of residency programs. Our residency programs are accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE).