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#1

#1 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Acceptance Rate

89%

Annual Degrees Awarded

34

SAT Score

1,150–1,360

Est. Net Price *

$28,110

Median Starting Salary

$56,714

#2

#2 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Huntington University
Huntington, IN

Acceptance Rate

78%

Annual Degrees Awarded

53

SAT Score

970–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$20,066

Median Starting Salary

$61,292

#3

#3 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Slippery Rock, PA

Acceptance Rate

74%

Annual Degrees Awarded

62

SAT Score

970–1,170

Est. Net Price *

$17,873

Median Starting Salary

$62,966

#4

#4 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Acceptance Rate

12%

Annual Degrees Awarded

87

SAT Score

1,450–1,550

Est. Net Price *

$36,808

Median Starting Salary

$53,300

#5

#5 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Creighton University
Omaha, NE

Acceptance Rate

76%

Annual Degrees Awarded

123

SAT Score

1,270–1,430

Est. Net Price *

$32,877

Median Starting Salary

$64,130

#6

#6 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

University of Mary
Bismarck, ND

Acceptance Rate

81%

Annual Degrees Awarded

53

SAT Score

1,090–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$18,369

Median Starting Salary

$64,096

#7

#7 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

Acceptance Rate

76%

Annual Degrees Awarded

60

SAT Score

970–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$22,283

Median Starting Salary

$60,870

#8

#8 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Chatham University
Pittsburgh, PA

Acceptance Rate

66%

Annual Degrees Awarded

58

SAT Score

1,070–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$28,322

Median Starting Salary

$61,345

#9

#9 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Saint Ambrose University
Davenport, IA

Acceptance Rate

74%

Annual Degrees Awarded

37

SAT Score

1,040–1,270

Est. Net Price *

$23,359

Median Starting Salary

$62,917

#10

#10 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

College of Saint Mary
Omaha, NE

Acceptance Rate

65%

Annual Degrees Awarded

26

SAT Score

970–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$14,984

Median Starting Salary

$58,549

#11

#11 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Towson University
Towson, MD

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

25

SAT Score

1,010–1,230

Est. Net Price *

$14,443

Median Starting Salary

$60,880

#12

#12 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Kettering College
Kettering, OH

Acceptance Rate

34%

Annual Degrees Awarded

27

SAT Score

970–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$16,398

Median Starting Salary

$58,402

#13

#13 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR

Acceptance Rate

91%

Annual Degrees Awarded

47

SAT Score

1,010–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$15,456

Median Starting Salary

$56,656

#14

#14 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Mary Baldwin University
Staunton, VA

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

40

SAT Score

950–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$18,746

Median Starting Salary

$56,783

#15

#15 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
Pittsburgh, PA

Acceptance Rate

49%

Annual Degrees Awarded

50

SAT Score

1,300–1,470

Est. Net Price *

$24,286

Median Starting Salary

$60,236

#16

#16 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Tufts University
Medford, MA

Acceptance Rate

10%

Annual Degrees Awarded

37

SAT Score

1,460–1,550

Est. Net Price *

$30,479

Median Starting Salary

$59,401

#17

#17 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Acceptance Rate

23%

Annual Degrees Awarded

44

SAT Score

1,310–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$11,740

Median Starting Salary

$53,756

#18

#18 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Johnson & Wales University-Providence
Providence, RI

Acceptance Rate

83%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

970–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$32,801

Median Starting Salary

$58,825

#19

#19 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Spalding University
Louisville, KY

Acceptance Rate

98%

Annual Degrees Awarded

34

SAT Score

890–1,110

Est. Net Price *

$26,539

Median Starting Salary

$57,458

#20

#20 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Rocky Mountain College
Billings, MT

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

29

SAT Score

970–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$19,353

Median Starting Salary

$61,841

#21

#21 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Mount Mary University
Milwaukee, WI

Acceptance Rate

69%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

930–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$22,897

Median Starting Salary

$57,947

#22

#22 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Arkansas State University
Jonesboro, AR

Acceptance Rate

70%

Annual Degrees Awarded

28

SAT Score

1,010–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$12,011

Median Starting Salary

$56,239

#23

#23 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

46

SAT Score

990–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$17,115

Median Starting Salary

$58,506

#24

#24 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

45

SAT Score

1,140–1,370

Est. Net Price *

$19,889

Median Starting Salary

$61,722

#25

#25 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Kean University
Union, NJ

Acceptance Rate

83%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

900–1,170

Est. Net Price *

$10,747

Median Starting Salary

$59,025

#26

#26 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Drake University
Des Moines, IA

Acceptance Rate

67%

Annual Degrees Awarded

39

SAT Score

1,180–1,360

Est. Net Price *

$30,333

Median Starting Salary

$63,364

#27

#27 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

46

SAT Score

1,090–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$18,950

Median Starting Salary

$59,524

#28

#28 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Shawnee State University
Portsmouth, OH

Acceptance Rate

69%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

980–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$13,313

Median Starting Salary

$57,668

#29

#29 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Gannon University
Erie, PA

Acceptance Rate

81%

Annual Degrees Awarded

37

SAT Score

1,000–1,270

Est. Net Price *

$22,200

Median Starting Salary

$62,114

#30

#30 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Saint Joseph's University
Philadelphia, PA

Acceptance Rate

89%

Annual Degrees Awarded

31

SAT Score

1,170–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$33,777

Median Starting Salary

$66,707

#31

#31 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Belmont University
Nashville, TN

Acceptance Rate

96%

Annual Degrees Awarded

38

SAT Score

1,170–1,360

Est. Net Price *

$36,225

Median Starting Salary

$64,341

#32

#32 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, NY

Acceptance Rate

4%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,500–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$22,058

Median Starting Salary

$49,553

#33

#33 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY

Acceptance Rate

64%

Annual Degrees Awarded

18

SAT Score

930–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$10,806

Median Starting Salary

$58,052

#34

#34 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

Acceptance Rate

83%

Annual Degrees Awarded

48

SAT Score

1,050–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$17,359

Median Starting Salary

$62,654

#35

#35 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN

Acceptance Rate

94%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,180–1,370

Est. Net Price *

$22,755

Median Starting Salary

$60,674

#36

#36 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Bay Path University
Longmeadow, MA

Acceptance Rate

76%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

1,020–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$18,502

Median Starting Salary

$58,136

#37

#37 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Pacific University
Forest Grove, OR

Acceptance Rate

92%

Annual Degrees Awarded

39

SAT Score

1,030–1,300

Est. Net Price *

$33,472

Median Starting Salary

$61,528

#38

#38 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

New York University
New York, NY

Acceptance Rate

12%

Annual Degrees Awarded

14

SAT Score

1,470–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$29,499

Median Starting Salary

$55,605

#39

#39 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Western New England University
Springfield, MA

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

30

SAT Score

1,100–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$30,214

Median Starting Salary

$62,890

#40

#40 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Chattanooga, TN

Acceptance Rate

83%

Annual Degrees Awarded

23

SAT Score

1,040–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$14,417

Median Starting Salary

$58,121

#41

#41 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

George Washington University
Washington, DC

Acceptance Rate

49%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,360–1,500

Est. Net Price *

$42,723

Median Starting Salary

$58,090

#42

#42 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

MGH Institute of Health Professions
Boston, MA

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

50

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$56,898

#43

#43 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Quinnipiac University
Hamden, CT

Acceptance Rate

84%

Annual Degrees Awarded

15

SAT Score

1,130–1,310

Est. Net Price *

$39,051

Median Starting Salary

$67,035

#44

#44 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Indiana Wesleyan University-National & Global
Marion, IN

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

38

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$15,936

Median Starting Salary

$57,257

#45

#45 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Baylor University
Waco, TX

Acceptance Rate

46%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

1,270–1,440

Est. Net Price *

$45,988

Median Starting Salary

$61,267

#46

#46 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Methodist University
Fayetteville, NC

Acceptance Rate

76%

Annual Degrees Awarded

30

SAT Score

1,110–1,230

Est. Net Price *

$28,129

Median Starting Salary

$58,097

#47

#47 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

14

SAT Score

1,170–1,350

Est. Net Price *

$33,919

Median Starting Salary

$63,885

#48

#48 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

St Catherine University
Saint Paul, MN

Acceptance Rate

93%

Annual Degrees Awarded

15

SAT Score

980–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$19,976

Median Starting Salary

$57,978

#49

#49 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

University of South Dakota
Vermillion, SD

Acceptance Rate

99%

Annual Degrees Awarded

27

SAT Score

1,010–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$18,378

Median Starting Salary

$62,022

#50

#50 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

Acceptance Rate

83%

Annual Degrees Awarded

33

SAT Score

1,060–1,260

Est. Net Price *

$11,462

Median Starting Salary

$58,219

#51

#51 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Misericordia University
Dallas, PA

Acceptance Rate

89%

Annual Degrees Awarded

15

SAT Score

1,060–1,230

Est. Net Price *

$27,033

Median Starting Salary

$62,051

#52

#52 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

University of St- Augustine for Health Sciences
San Marcos, CA

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

205

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$59,213

#53

#53 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Howard University
Washington, DC

Acceptance Rate

53%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

1,050–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$28,279

Median Starting Salary

$56,339

#54

#54 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

West Coast University-Center for Graduate Studies
Los Angeles, CA

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

52

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$59,213

#55

#55 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

16

SAT Score

1,150–1,380

Est. Net Price *

$16,834

Median Starting Salary

$55,352

#56

#56 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Widener University
Chester, PA

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

13

SAT Score

1,110–1,300

Est. Net Price *

$32,185

Median Starting Salary

$62,986

#57

#57 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,030–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$23,935

Median Starting Salary

$61,394

#58

#58 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Rush University
Chicago, IL

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

70

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$59,268

#59

#59 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Acceptance Rate

89%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,130–1,350

Est. Net Price *

$12,399

Median Starting Salary

$55,126

#60

#60 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

New England Institute of Technology
East Greenwich, RI

Acceptance Rate

74%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

920–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$33,437

Median Starting Salary

$59,213

#61

#61 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

University of Toledo
Toledo, OH

Acceptance Rate

92%

Annual Degrees Awarded

20

SAT Score

1,080–1,310

Est. Net Price *

$17,654

Median Starting Salary

$57,731

#62

#62 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

University of Illinois Chicago
Chicago, IL

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,130–1,350

Est. Net Price *

$10,384

Median Starting Salary

$55,774

#63

#63 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI

Acceptance Rate

90%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

980–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$17,105

Median Starting Salary

$60,895

#64

#64 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

The University of Findlay
Findlay, OH

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

13

SAT Score

1,010–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$24,069

Median Starting Salary

$61,719

#65

#65 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Samuel Merritt University
Oakland, CA

Acceptance Rate

56%

Annual Degrees Awarded

45

SAT Score

1,020–1,200

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$56,709

#66

#66 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Midwestern University-Downers Grove
Downers Grove, IL

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

49

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$59,213

#67

#67 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

American International College
Springfield, MA

Acceptance Rate

89%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

940–1,110

Est. Net Price *

$18,317

Median Starting Salary

$58,791

#68

#68 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Barry University
Miami, FL

Acceptance Rate

60%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

930–1,080

Est. Net Price *

$20,207

Median Starting Salary

$56,860

#69

#69 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

29

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$59,148

#70

#70 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

A T Still University of Health Sciences
Kirksville, MO

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

24

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$59,213

#71

#71 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

Touro University Nevada
Henderson, NV

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

19

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$59,213

#72

#72 Best College for Occupational Therapy/Therapist in the U.S.

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Galveston, TX

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$59,165

*The estimated net prices above are College Raptor’s estimate. Please contact the college financial aid office for actual net cost figures.

About Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Occupational Therapy/Therapist programs prepare individuals to assist patients limited by physical, cognitive, psychosocial, mental, developmental, and learning disabilities, as well as adverse environmental conditions, to maximize their independence and maintain optimum health through a planned mix of acquired skills, performance motivation, environmental adaptations, assistive technologies, and physical agents. Includes instruction in the basic medical sciences, psychology, sociology, patient assessment and evaluation, standardized and non-standardized tests and measurements, assistive and rehabilitative technologies, ergonomics, environmental health, special education, vocational counseling, health education and promotion, and professional standards and ethics.

California awards the most Doctors degree professional practices in Occupational Therapy/Therapist of all US states with 389 degrees being granted last year. Students wanting to major in Occupational Therapy/Therapist can expect around 92% percent of their classmates to be women and 8% percent of their classmates to be male. Most students graduating in this field earn a Masters degree. The average starting salary for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy/Therapist is $38,300.

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Careers

For Occupational Therapy/Therapist majors, some of the most in demand jobs include Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary, Occupational Therapists . Additionally, Occupational Therapy/Therapist graduates may land a high-paying job, such as Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary or Occupational Therapists.

Top Paying Careers

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Most In-Demand Careers

These are the careers in highest demand for Occupational Therapy/Therapist majors.

Student Demographics

Total Students
2,314
Female Students
2,121 (91%)
Male Students
193 (8%)

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