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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, 98 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 2017-2018 program graduates were employed in the fourth quarter of 2018. The estimated completion time for full-time students enrolled in the CMHC program is 2.5-3 years; 78% of students admitted in Fall 2016 graduated on this schedule.

*average of Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 examination dates

M.Ed. School Counseling

In 2018-2019, 26 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 TExES certification exam in 2018-2019 received passing scores. Further, 92% of full-time and part time SC students admitted in Fall 2016 completed the program within the estimated program completion time of 3 years.

Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision

Six students earned their doctorates in Counselor Education and Supervision in 2018-2019, 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; 92% of students admitted to our 2015-16 cohort met this completion rate. No certification or licensure exam is required for doctoral students beyond the entry-level requirements.