M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling Alumni Program Evaluation

M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling Alumni Program Evaluation

Program and Student Outcomes

Yearly, data is collected on the CCU M.A. Clinical Mental Health in Counseling program and its alumni. Data reflected on this page were collected in 2020. In the 2019 -2020 academic year, 114 students graduated from the Counseling Program. In general, 84% of M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling students complete the program within the expected time period of 2.5 years. Additionally, the M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program has an average retention rate of 93%.

Between the Summer 2019 and Fall 2020 semesters, 101 M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling students took the National Counselor Exam (NCE). After each examination, the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) provides passing rates for M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling students. Program and national means of all clinical competencies assessed are also provided. Of those 101 students who took the NCE, 96 (94%) passed the exam.

The M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program surveys alumni six months after program completion. In December 2019 and May 2020, 114 students completed the CCU M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. The number of graduates during the 2019-2020 Academic Year were lower due to admission restrictions uniquely placed during the 2017-2018 Academic Year. Accordingly, the 114 alumni were asked to complete an online survey. Of the 114 alumni polled, 34 responded (response rate=30%). Of those who responded and were looking for employment in the mental health profession, 89% found employment within six months of program completion. Additionally, 94% of those alumni reported faculty to be available and supportive. Furthermore, 45% of those alumni plan to pursue doctoral-level education.

Number of Graduates
114

Completion Rate*
84%

Retention Rate
93%

National Counselor Examination Pass Rate
94%

Job Placement Rate within Six Months of Graduation**
89%

* Percentage of admitted students who graduate from a program within the expected time period.
** Survey respondents n = 34; survey response rate = 30%

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