Counseling and Special Education

Program assessment and evaluation

Counselor students wearing graduation caps and gowns.

A few key outcome data metrics for our programs in the 2016-17 academic year:


In summer 2017, fall 2017 and spring 2017, 20 students earned master’s degrees in the school counseling track, and five students earned M.Ed. degrees in the college student development and counseling track. We also celebrated two additional graduates of the Ph.D. in Education, Concentration in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Completion rate

Approximately 95 percent of students admitted to the M.Ed. in counseling’s school counseling concentration and 95 percent of the students admitted to its college student development and counseling concentration complete the degree program. For our doctoral graduates, this represented an 88 percent completion rate.

Job placement rate

Approximately 85 percent of school counseling track graduates and 100 percent of college student development and counseling track graduates obtain jobs in counseling or a related field within six months of completing our M.Ed. program. For our doctoral program, 100 percent of our doctoral graduates obtain jobs in counselor education and supervision jobs within six months of completing the degree.

Assessment report