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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, there were 81 graduates from the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program.  The pass rate for the National Counselor Examination (NCE) was 88%.  Of those responding to an employment survey, 50% of our CMHC students reported obtaining employment in a counseling related position within 180 days of their graduation.  As admission into our newly accredited 60 hour M.S. in CMHC began in 2014-2015, we are unable to report on actual completions rates. However, we anticipate the estimated completion time to be 2.5-3 years for students enrolled full-time and 3.5-4 years for students enrolled part-time.


M.Ed. School Counseling

In 2015-2016, 27 students graduated from the School Counseling (SC) program.  Of these students, 63% of graduates seeking jobs were able to secure employment in a counseling-related position within 180 days of graduation.  Further, 100% of our students taking the TExES certification exam in 2015-2016 received passing scores.  As admission into our newly accredited 48 hour M.Ed. in SC began in 2014-2015, we are unable to report on actual completion rates.  However, we anticipate the estimated completion time to be 2-2.5 years for students enrolled full-time and 2.5-3 years for students enrolled part-time.


Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision

Eight students received their doctorates in Counselor Education and Supervision in 2015-2016, with all 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; 74% of students admitted to our 2012 and 2013 doctoral cohorts met this completion rate.  No certification or licensure exam is required for doctoral students beyond the entry-level requirements.