Current Number of Students: 71

2016-2017 Program Graduates: 23

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling - 13
  • School Counseling - 10

2015-2016 Program Graduates: 18

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling - 16
  • School Counseling - 2

2014-2015 Program Graduates: 21

  • Mental Health Counseling - 12
  • School Counseling - 9

2013-2014 Program Graduates: 16

  • Mental Health Counseling – 10
  • School Counseling – 6

2012-2013 Program Graduates: 14

  • Mental Health Counseling - 9
  • School Counseling - 5

2011-2012 Program Graduates: 19

  • Mental Health Counseling - 13
  • School Counseling - 6

2010-2011 Program Graduates: 11

  • Mental Health Counseling - 2
  • School Counseling - 9

2009-2010 Program Graduates: 22

  • Mental Health Counseling – 6
  • School Counseling – 16

Program Completion Rates

A program's completion rate is defined as the percentage of admitted students who graduate from the program within the expected time period (2 years School Counseling / 3 years CMHC).

2016-2017: N/A

2015-2016: N/A

2014-2015: 78%

2013-2014: 80%

2012-2013: 87%

2011-2012: 83%

2010-2011: 79%

2009-2010: 89%

Job Placement Rates

The number of students who, within 180 days of the day they received their master's counseling degree, obtained employment in the recognized occupation for which they were trained or in a related comparable recognized occupation. Data below reflects only those graduates who provided employment information via annual alumni survey.

As a training program, it is our intent to train competent professional counselors for full time employment in the counseling profession. After graduation, alumni are regularly invited to share their employment status.  Below are job placement rates of the alumni currently employed in the counseling profession who volunteered this information:

Academic Year

Number of Graduates

Number of Alumni Reporting Employment

2009-2010

22

10 (45%)

2010-2011

11

10 (91%)

2011-2012

19

9 (47%)

2012-2013

14

10 (71%)

2013-2014

16

7 (44%)

2014-2015

21

11 (53%)

2015-2016

18

9 (50%)

2017

23

1 (4%)

Examination Information and Results

Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) (http://www.cce-global.org/AssessmentsAndExaminations/CPCE )

The CPCE is designed to assess counseling students' knowledge of counseling information viewed as important by counselor preparation programs. The online questions are based on the 8 core areas defined as essential by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Offered three times per year, the CPCE is used by the Counseling program as an exit exam and is required for graduation for all students. To pass on the first administration, students must obtain a score that is within one standard error of the national mean.

Pass Rates

2017:           pending receipt of all results

2016:          85%

2015:          86%

Results

2015-2017 CPCE Results 

National Counselor Exam (NCE): (http://www.nbcc.org/nce).

The NCE is used for two purposes: (1) national counselor certification and (2) state counseling licensure. The purpose of the NCE is to assess knowledge, skills, and abilities viewed as important for providing effective counseling services. It is intended to assess cognitive knowledge which should be known by all counselors regardless of their individual professional specialties. The online exam consists of 200 questions, 160 of which are scored. Passing scores are based on statistical analysis. Although the NCE is not required for program graduation, students are strongly encouraged to take the exam because of its similarity to the CPCE and it being a requirement for counseling licensure in Pennsylvania.

Pass Rates

2017:          pending receipt of all results

2016:          100%

2015:          83%

Results

2015-2017 NCE Results 

Praxis II: Professional School Counselor Exam (https://www.ets.org/praxis) 

The Professional School Counselor exam measures whether entry-level school counselors have the standards-relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities believed necessary for competent professional practice.  The test is designed to follow the American School Counselor Association's ASCA National Model and is required of all candidates seeking school counseling certification through the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  The test is made up of 120 select-response questions covering the four major components of I Foundations, II Delivery of Services, III Management, and IV Accountability.

Passing Score

156

Marywood Average Score

168 (range 162-184)

Pass Rates

From September 2014 to August 2016, 8 students took the exam earning a 100% pass rate.