Sargent at a Glance

Our Mission

The mission of Boston University Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences 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.


Sargent graduate programs tracked by U.S. News & World Report all rank in the top 20 in their respective fields.

Occupational Therapy #1 (tied) out of 198 programs
Speech-Language Pathology #10 out of 261 programs
Physical Therapy #20 out of 239 programs

BU’s clinical, preclinical, and health programs are among the top worldwide, ranking #26 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
Audiologists 10%, faster than average
Biochemists 15%, much faster than average
Dietitians and Nutritionists 7%, as fast as average
Occupational Therapists 14%, much faster than average
Physical Therapists 17%, much faster than average
Speech-Language Pathologists 21%, much faster than average


Undergraduates Graduates
Full-time students 1057 552


Full-time 81
Part-time 19

Other Statistics

Alumni 20,535 alumni in 74 countries
Clinical sites More than 1,200 sites in 50 states and 3 countries
Clinical education centers and research labs & centers at BU Sargent College 35
Total federal & grant funds received in July 2022 – June 2023 $22,056,842