The following number of students graduated from the program in the past year (2018):
The program accepts applications for new cohort of students every two years (i.e., 2016, 2018). Student cohorts for the program in both Boise and Coeur d’Alene campus locations complete their coursework together as one cohort and begin taking courses during the summer semester in May of even numbered years (e.g., 2016, 2018, 2020). Full-time students typically graduate within a two-year period following completion of Spring Semester of even-numbered years. For example, full-time students who start the program Summer 2018, complete their program of studies Spring 2020. Part-time students typically graduate within a four-year period.
In Summer 2016, 21 students were admitted and started the program. Two additional students were part-time and started Summer 2014.
Students who were admitted and expected to complete the program full-time within two years and part-time within four years achieved the following student completion rate:
- 2018 – 91% (20/22)
Students exiting this program must demonstrate an ability to achieve and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better and pass either the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Exam (CRCE) or Comprehensive Oral Exam administered by program faculty.
Students who opt to take the CRCE must apply online the semester before they plan to take the CRCE and pay all associated fees. Students typically take the CRCE during their final semester of their graduate studies. As of 2018, the cost of the CRCE is $405.
Applicants interested in more information about the CRCE are directed to the CRCC website: www.crccertification.com/.
Of students graduating from the program, 90 percent chose the option of taking the CRCE as their comprehensive exam requiring a passing score to earn the M.Ed. or M.S. degree for graduation.
Students achieved the following CRCE pass rate:
- 2018 – 89% (16/18)
The State of Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses accepts applicants from CACREP-accredited programs for consideration of licensure as a professional counselor. The program is CACREP-accredited and many students obtain their license as a professional counselor (LPC) following graduation. All students are highly encouraged to obtain their license as a professional counselor.
The program curriculum is 60 credits total and meets the 60-credit hour requirement for counselor licensure (LPC) eligibility in the state of Idaho. The program also requires 1,000 hours of a supervised field experience (100 Practicum/900 Internship hours) to assist students in becoming licensure eligible upon graduation.
Students and graduates are eligible to sit for the National Counselor Exam (NCE), the licensure examination, where a passing score is required to obtain a License as a Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Idaho. Of students graduating from the program, 70 percent chose the option of taking the NCE as their licensure examination.
Students and graduates achieved the following NCE pass rate:
- 2018 – 100% (14/14)
Students graduating from the program within the last year and who were actively seeking employment were employed within six months or less after graduation.
Graduates achieved the following job placement rate:
- 2018 – 95% (19/20)
- five (26%) are employed in state vocational rehabilitation
- five (26%) in community mental health
- three (16%) in private-not-for-profit
- two (11%) in corrections
- one (5%) in the Veterans’ Administration
- one (5%) in workers compensation
- one (5%) in private practice
- one (5%) in a high school