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 Vital Statistics




How do our programs rate?


The Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Education Programs (CACREP) collects information from universities and colleges with accredited programs and publishes the CACREP Vital Statistics.  Individual programs, rather than the university or college, receive accreditation from CACREP and the Vital Statistics can be used by potential students to gauge the health of a particular program.  The Number of Graduates, Completion Rate, Pass Rate (Credentialing Exams), and Placement Rate data can be used to judge how each program prepares and progresses its students towards the ultimate goal of gaining employment as a licensed counselor.


M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Last year, 83 students graduated from the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program.  The pass rate for the National Counselor Examination (NCE) was 94%.  The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board reported that 72% of our 2015-2016 program graduates were employed in the fourth quarter of 2016. The estimated completion time for full-time students enrolled in the CMHC program is 2.5-3 years; 55% of students admitted in Fall 2014 graduated on this schedule. 


M.Ed. School Counseling

In 2016-2017, 14 students graduated from the School Counseling (SC) program.  Of these students, 83% of graduates seeking jobs were able to secure employment in a counseling-related position within 180 days of graduation. 100% of students taking the National Counselor Examination (NCE) and 94% taking the TExES certification exam in 2016-2017 received passing scores. Further, 100% of full-time SC students admitted in Fall 2014 completed the program within the estimated program completion time of 2-2.5 years.


Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision

Seven students received their doctorates in Counselor Education and Supervision in 2016-2017, with 75% of graduates obtaining employment in a related field within 180 days of completing their programs.  The estimated completion time for our doctoral students is 3-4 years; 100% of students admitted to our 2013 cohort met this completion rate.  No certification or licensure exam is required for doctoral students beyond the entry-level requirements.