Fast Facts

1,400

Clinical sites throughout the US and abroad where Sargent students have the opportunity to develop their skills in real-world, interdisciplinary settings

8%

Sargent graduate programs tracked by U.S. News & World Report all rank in the top 8% of their respective fields

22

Rating of BU’s clinical, preclinical, and health programs in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

2

National ranking of our Masters in Occupational Therapy Program, as reported by U.S. News & World Report

39%

Expected increase in employment of Physical Therapists through 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Browse through our website for a close-up look at BU College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College. But first, here’s a quick overview by the numbers.

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Our Mission

The mission of Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College is to advance, preserve, disseminate, and apply knowledge in the health and rehabilitation sciences. BU Sargent College strives to create an environment that fosters critical and innovative thinking to best serve the health care needs of society.

Rankings

Sargent graduate programs tracked by U.S. News & World Report all rank in the top 8% in their respective fields.

Occupational Therapy # 2 out of 156 programs
Physical Therapy # 16 out of 201 programs
Speech-Language Pathology # 21 out of 250 programs

BU’s clinical, preclinical, and health programs are among the top worldwide, ranking #22 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings conducted by Thomson Reuters.

Job Outlook

A degree from Sargent College prepares students for a variety of rewarding and in-demand careers.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook rates Sargent careers among those with the highest growth potential of all occupations tracked.

Expected Increase in Employment Growth

Athletic Trainers 30%, much faster than average
Audiologists 37%, much faster than average
Biochemists 31%, much faster than average
Dietitians and Nutritionists 20%, faster than average
Occupational Therapists 33%, much faster than average
Physical Therapists 39%, much faster than average
Speech-Language Pathologists 23%, faster than average

National Certification Board Exam Passing Rates

(Percentage of SAR students in entry-level graduate programs who passed the exam the first time during the last three years)

Nutrition 100%
Occupational Therapy 98%
Physical Therapy 99%
Speech-Language Pathology 100%

Enrollment

Undergraduates Graduates
Full-time students 1198 266
Average SAT score 1952 n/a
Average GRE score n/a 310

Faculty

Full-time 67
Part-time 63

Other Statistics

Alumni 16,157 in 60 countries
Clinical sites 1,400 in 50 states and 4 countries
Clinical centers and research labs & centers at BU Sargent College 35
New grants & funding applications approved for FY’14 29
Total federal & grant funds received in FY’14 $12,078,157