M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling Alumni Program Evaluation

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Program and Student Outcomes

Yearly, data is collected on the School of Counseling and its alumni. Data reflected on this page were collected in 2023. In the 2022-2023 academic year, 210 students graduated from the School of Counseling. In general, 52% of students complete the program within the expected period of 2.5 years, and 76% complete the program within 3 years. Additionally, the School of Counseling has an average retention rate of 93%.

In 2022, 123 students took the National Counselor Exam (NCE). After each examination, the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) provides passing rates students enrolled in the School of Counseling. Program and national means of all clinical competencies assessed are also provided. Of those 123 students who took the NCE, 105 passed the exam.

The School of Counseling surveys alumni six months after program completion. In the 2022-2023 academic year, 210 students completed their degree in the School of Counseling. Accordingly, those alumni were asked to complete an online survey.

Of the 210 alumni polled, 64 responded (response rate= 30.5%). Of those who responded and were looking for employment in the mental health profession, 82% found employment within six months of program completion. Additionally, 96% of those alumni reported faculty to be available and supportive. Furthermore, 44.83% of those alumni plan to pursue doctoral-level education.

97% of respondents feel prepared to practice as professional counselors, and 98.3% would recommend the program to those considering applying. Encouragingly, 97% 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

Completion Rate*

Retention Rate

National Counselor Examination Pass Rate

Job Placement Rate within Six Months of Graduation**

* Percentage of admitted students who graduate from a program within the expected time period.
** Survey respondents n = 64; survey response rate = 30.5%

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