Best Colleges for Occupational Therapy

788

Graduates Per Year

$62K

Average Salary

#240

Most Popular Major

Degree Stats

Popular

788

13% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

41

5% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

239

Military Technologies

791

240

Occupational Therapy

788

241

Architectural Engineering

772

Most Widely Offered Degrees

35

/

1.852

Worse

Better

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Top 100 Colleges offering this degree

publicnon public46%46%

Degree Granting Schools that are Public

Most Graduates

By Region

Mid East

Ithaca College

By State

New York

Ithaca College

By Conference

Mid-American Conference

Eastern Michigan University

By School

University of Alabama at Birmingham

INTRODUCTION

If you think life as an occupational therapist, professional sports therapist, or wall street therapist sounds interesting, then a degree in occupational therapy may just be for you. You could even become the therapist that helps people stay comfortable at work!

POPULARITY

Occupational therapy is the 240th most popular degree in America, with 788 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #241 Architectural Engineering, and narrowly lost to #239 Military Technologies.

The degree is offered at a total of 41 colleges across the nation, and is the 300th most widely offered degree. It is only offered at 1% of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America.

It is also worth noting that 46% of colleges offering occupational therapy are public making it a pretty accessible field.

The mid east produces the most occupational therapy graduates, largely led by Ithaca College, while it’s the Mid-American Conference that leads conference totals. As far as states, New York ranks highest, with particular help from Ithaca College and Long Island University.

All that being said, no individual school produces more occupational therapy graduates than University of Alabama at Birmingham, which graduated 78 students last year alone. Although size is critical, another important factor to consider is the program’s density (the percent of all students that study occupational therapy). More students studied occupational therapy as a percentage of total students at Saint Francis University than any other college.

Good luck finding the right college for you. We hope you enjoy Authority's 2022 official Best Colleges for Occupational Therapy list. Some of our picks may surprise you!

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University at Buffalo

#1 Best Colleges for Occupational Therapy

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Buffalo, NY

www.buffalo.edu

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Rating

61%

Acceptance

35,111

Students

# 57

Ranking

$24,740

Tuition

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University of Southern California

#2 Best Colleges for Occupational Therapy

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Los Angeles, CA

www.usc.edu/

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

53,186

Students

# 24

Ranking

$57,256

Tuition

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Saint Louis University

#3 Best Colleges for Occupational Therapy

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Saint Louis, MO

www.slu.edu

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Rating

58%

Acceptance

16,248

Students

# 129

Ranking

$44,700

Tuition

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Ithaca College

#4 Best Colleges for Occupational Therapy

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Ithaca, NY

www.ithaca.edu

A-

Rating

73%

Acceptance

7,003

Students

# 201

Ranking

$45,274

Tuition

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Thomas Jefferson University

#5 Best Colleges for Occupational Therapy

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Philadelphia, PA

www.jefferson.edu

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Rating

66%

Acceptance

8,773

Students

# 138

Ranking

$40,680

Tuition

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Springfield College

#6 Best Colleges for Occupational Therapy

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Springfield, MA

www.springfield.edu/

B+

Rating

68%

Acceptance

3,297

Students

# 277

Ranking

$38,770

Tuition

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Long Island University

#7 Best Colleges for Occupational Therapy

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Brookville, NY

www.liu.edu

C+

Rating

80%

Acceptance

17,703

Students

# 495

Ranking

$36,452

Tuition

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University of New Hampshire-Main Campus

#8 Best Colleges for Occupational Therapy

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Durham, NH

www.unh.edu

B+

Rating

84%

Acceptance

16,673

Students

# 97

Ranking

$32,050

Tuition

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Towson University

#9 Best Colleges for Occupational Therapy

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Towson, MD

www.towson.edu

B

Rating

76%

Acceptance

25,754

Students

# 128

Ranking

$21,098

Tuition

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Duquesne University

#10 Best Colleges for Occupational Therapy

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Pittsburgh, PA

www.duq.edu

A-

Rating

74%

Acceptance

10,319

Students

# 185

Ranking

$39,992

Tuition

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American International College

#11 Best Colleges for Occupational Therapy

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Springfield, MA

www.aic.edu

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Rating

65%

Acceptance

3,714

Students

# 510

Ranking

$36,930

Tuition

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Saint Francis University

#12 Best Colleges for Occupational Therapy

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Loretto, PA

www.francis.edu

C+

Rating

75%

Acceptance

3,670

Students

# 555

Ranking

$36,970

Tuition

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Dominican College of Blauvelt

#13 Best Colleges for Occupational Therapy

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Orangeburg, NY

www.dc.edu

C+

Rating

78%

Acceptance

2,265

Students

# 643

Ranking

$28,984

Tuition

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Eastern Kentucky University

#14 Best Colleges for Occupational Therapy

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Richmond, KY

www.eku.edu

C-

Rating

94%

Acceptance

18,481

Students

# 753

Ranking

$19,338

Tuition

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Keuka College

#15 Best Colleges for Occupational Therapy

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Keuka Park, NY

https://www.keuka.edu

C

Rating

72%

Acceptance

2,078

Students

# 781

Ranking

$31,748

Tuition

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Mount Mary University

#16 Best Colleges for Occupational Therapy

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Milwaukee, WI

www.mtmary.edu/

C+

Rating

58%

Acceptance

1,554

Students

# 642

Ranking

$30,550

Tuition

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D'Youville College

#17 Best Colleges for Occupational Therapy

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Buffalo, NY

www.dyc.edu

C+

Rating

88%

Acceptance

3,448

Students

# 681

Ranking

$27,040

Tuition

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Western Michigan University

#18 Best Colleges for Occupational Therapy

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Kalamazoo, MI

https://wmich.edu/

C+

Rating

80%

Acceptance

25,010

Students

# 306

Ranking

$15,118

Tuition

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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

#19 Best Colleges for Occupational Therapy

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Milwaukee, WI

uwm.edu

C+

Rating

77%

Acceptance

31,363

Students

# 331

Ranking

$19,661

Tuition

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Worcester State University

#20 Best Colleges for Occupational Therapy

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Worcester, MA

https://www.worcester.edu

C+

Rating

66%

Acceptance

9,691

Students

# 301

Ranking

$7,050

Tuition

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Shawnee State University

#21 Best Colleges for Occupational Therapy

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Portsmouth, OH

www.shawnee.edu/

D+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

3,994

Students

# 1075

Ranking

$14,189

Tuition

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Eastern Michigan University

#22 Best Colleges for Occupational Therapy

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Ypsilanti, MI

www.emich.edu

C

Rating

74%

Acceptance

22,327

Students

# 410

Ranking

$13,658

Tuition

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Salem State University

#23 Best Colleges for Occupational Therapy

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Salem, MA

www.salemstate.edu

C+

Rating

86%

Acceptance

10,069

Students

# 333

Ranking

$7,050

Tuition

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Baker College

#24 Best Colleges for Occupational Therapy

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Owosso, MI

www.baker.edu

D-

Rating

73%

Acceptance

11,733

Students

# 1093

Ranking

$9,720

Tuition