Program Accreditation Information and Outcomes

Board of certification examination

In order to work as a certified athletic trainer, you must meet the following requirements:

Historically, Missouri State students perform above the national average on the BOC exam.

The information below is provided by the CAATE. The CAATE website lists full program performance and achievement data.

BOC Pass Rate

The first time pass rate and total pass rate may be different than what was previously received by programs from the BOC in the Institution Pass Report. The BOC pass rate on previous reports from the BOC was calculated without regard to student cohort and was based on the BOC exam year (April-February of each year).

MSU athletic training class and pass rates
Program class Number of MSU AT graduates Graduates attempting BOC exam Graduates who passed exam on first attempt Graduates who passed exam, regardless of attempts
2013-14 16 14 11 (79%) 14 (100%)
2014-15 19 19 17 (89%) 19 (100%)
2015-16 16 15 13 (87%) 15 (100%)
2016-17 21 20 16 (80%) 19 (95%)
2017-18 18 18 11 (61%) 18 (100%)
2018-19 18 17 13 (76%) 15 (88%)
2019-20 21 21 16 (76%) 20 (95%)
2020-21 15 15 11 (73%) 12 (80%)
Three-year aggregate Pass rate on first attempt Overall pass rate (on any attempt)
Missouri State 2018-2021 75%

89%

National results 2018-2020
(master's only)
78% 88%

Program retention rate

Measures the percentage of students who have enrolled in the professional program who return to the institution to continue their studies in the program the following academic year.

Program class Enrolled students Retention rate
2013-14 n/a n/a
2014-15 n/a n/a
2015-16 n/a n/a
2016-17 n/a n/a
2017-18 n/a n/a
2018-19 n/a n/a
2019-20 20 n/a
2020-21 11 100%

Program graduation rate

Measures the progress of students who began their studies as full-time degree-seeking students by showing the percentage of these students who complete their degree within 150% of “normal time” for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Program class Number of students graduating from program Student graduation rate (%)
2013-14 16 100%
2014-15 19 95%
2015-16 16 70%
2016-17 21 81%
2017-18 18 82%
2018-19 18 95%
2019-20 21 91%
2020-21 15 83%
3 yr. aggregate 54 90%

Graduate placement rate

Percentage of students within six months of graduation who have obtained positions in the following categories: employed as an athletic trainer, employed as other, and not employed.

Program class Number of graduates Employment/Placement as an AT Employment/Placement other than an AT Not employed
2013-14 16 9 (56%) 2 (12.5%) 5 (31%)
2014-15 19 11 (58%) 0 8 (42%)
2015-16 16 9 (56%) 0 7 (44%)
2016-17 21 10 (48%) 1 (5%) 10 (48%)
2017-18 18 12 (67%) 1 (6%) 5 (28%)
2018-19 18 5 (28%) 0 13 (72%)
2019-20 20 14 (70%) 1 (5%) 5 (25%)
2020-21 15 11 (73%) 0 3 (20%)
3 yr. aggregate 53 30 (57%) 1 (2%) 21 (40%)