Sargent at a Glance

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.


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
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 BU Sargent College students in entry-level graduate professional programs who passed their certification exams (data averaged over the past three years).

Athletic Training 100%
Nutrition 100%
Occupational Therapy 100%
Physical Therapy 100%*
Speech-Language Pathology 100%

*Data averaged over the past two years, per USDE requirements.


Undergraduates Graduates
Full-time students 1096 609


Full-time 78
Part-time 47

Other Statistics

Alumni 19,150 alumni in 73 countries
Clinical sites More than 1,700 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 2020 – June 2021 $19,814,916