M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling Alumni Program Evaluation

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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 2021. In the 2020 - 2021 academic year, 208 students graduated from the Counseling Program. In general, 82% 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 90%.

Between the Summer 2020 and Fall 2021 semesters, 112 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 112 students who took the NCE, 97 passed the exam.

The M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program surveys alumni six months after program completion. In 2021, 208 students completed the CCU M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Accordingly, the 208 alumni were asked to complete an online survey.

Of the 208 alumni polled, 33 responded (response rate=16%). Of those who responded and were looking for employment in the mental health profession, 80% found employment within six months of program completion. Additionally, 93% of those alumni reported faculty to be available and supportive. Furthermore, 55% of those alumni plan to pursue doctoral-level education.

97% of respondents feel prepared to practice as professional counselors, and 98% would recommend the program to those considering applying. Encouragingly, 96% of students report a Biblical worldview was integrated into courses in a meaningful way and that they grew in their faith while in the program.

Number of Graduates
208

Completion Rate*
82%

Retention Rate
90%

National Counselor Examination Pass Rate
87%

Job Placement Rate within Six Months of Graduation**
80%

* Percentage of admitted students who graduate from a program within the expected time period.
** Survey respondents n = 33; survey response rate = 16%

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