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Student Outcomes

Our clinical graduate programs admit students according to competitively established guidelines. You can compare your academic preparation to our admitted students by looking at our average admission statistics.

Our goal is to maximize student success through high retention rates, licensure examinations preparation and successful employment within their chosen field.

Audiology

Graduates will:

  • demonstrate the application of evidence-based practice principles and the utilization of effective oral and written communication specific to the profession of audiology.
  • exhibit appropriate interpersonal professionalism with peers, faculty and the community
  • demonstrate comprehensive audiological assessment skills of patients across the lifespan
  • exhibit sufficient knowledge on balance and electrophysiological assessment of the auditory and vestibular systems
  • demonstrate sufficient knowledge and application of amplification protocols and techniques

Year

Number of applicants

Number of students in the incoming class

Avg. GPA for the incoming class

Avg. GRE (Verbal)

Avg. GRE (Quantitative)

2016

46

6

3.39

150

151

2015

61

11

3.56

151

149

2014

50

11

3.45

146

147

3-year average

52.33

9.33

3.47

149

149

Period

Number completed within expected time

Number completed later than expected time frame

Number not completing

Percent Graduated

2016/2017

8

0

3

73%

2015/2016

6

0

3

67%

2014/2015

6

0

1

86%

3-year average

7

0

2

74%

Graduated

Number of students taking exam

Number of students passing Praxis

Percent passed

2017

8

8

100%

2016

6

6

100%

2015

6

6

100%

3-year average

7 7

100%

Academic year

Number of graduates

Number employed in/or pursuing further education in the profession within one year of graduation

Percent employed

2015/2016

6

6

100%

2014/2015

6

6

100%

2013/2014

9

9

100%

3-year average

7

7

100%

Physical Therapy

  • Practice in a manner that is culturally competent, is consistent with established legal and professional standards, and is based on current evidence and practice.
  • Perform physical therapy patient examinations using evidence-based tests and measures and evaluate exam data to make clinical judgments to generate a diagnosis and prognosis that guides patient management.
  • Establish and implement a physical therapy plan of care that is effective, safe and based on current best evidence of practice, and proficiently modifying throughout the course of intervention.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally in a manner that is congruent with situational demands, while seeking and incorporating feedback from multiple sources.
  • Perform self-evaluation and utilize ongoing feedback from multiple sources, with critical self-reflection to improve clinical practice and professional development.

Graduation year

Number starting program

Number completing expected time

Number completing later than expected

Number not completing in cohort

Graduation rate

2017

36

31

0

5

86%

2016

36

33

0

3

92%

2015

36

32

3

1

97%

Graduation Year

Ultimate license examination pass rate

2016

91%

2015

97%

2014

91%

Graduation Year

Employment Rate*

2016

100%

2015

100%

2014

100%

Rehabilitation Counseling

Graduates of the Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling program will be able to effectively demonstrate:

  • Communication (e.g., written, verbal, nonverbal) in rehabilitation counseling settings
  • Understanding of rehabilitation counseling concepts
  • Clinical skills for successful rehabilitation counseling practice
  • Critical thinking skills necessary to solve problems in rehabilitation counseling settings
  • Understanding of multicultural competencies necessary for successful rehabilitation counseling practice

Semester                

     New Enrollees      

      Graduates      

Fall 2017

13

0

Summer 2017

0

9

Spring 2017

6

0

Fall 2016

12

0

Summer 2016

0

1

Spring 2016

3

4

Fall 2015

9

0

Summer 2015

0

1

Spring 2015

0

7

Academic Year

3-Year Average Pass Rate

Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017

88%

3.37 (Class of 2018 and 2019).

Academic Year

Employment Rate*

2013 - 2016

95%

Speech Language Pathology

Academic Year

Number of Applicants

Number of students in incoming class

Avg. GPA for incoming class

Avg. GRE (Verbal)

Avg. GRE (Quantitative)

2017

219

24 3.7 153 150

2016

159

22 3.79 154 152

2015

282

19 3.75 154 154

3-year average

200

21.67 3.75 153.67 152
  • Demonstrate effective and professional oral communication skills
  • Demonstrate effective and professional written communication skills
  • Apply quantitative reasoning skills to inform clinical and empirical decision making
  • Identify, evaluate and synthesize information technology and related resources to solve problems
  • Identify, discuss and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal professionalism with diverse groups, cultures and individuals
  • Apply critical thinking to inform theoretical and clinical decision making
  • Demonstrate mastery of discipline-specific knowledge to effectively engage in evidence-based clinical practice.

Period

Number completed program within expected time frame

Number completed later than expected time frame

Number not completing

Percentage on time completion

2016/2017

16

2

0

 

2015/2016

16

1

0

 

2014/2015

19

0

1

 

3 year average

 

 

92.73%

Period

Number of students taking Praxis

Number of students passing Praxis

Pass Rate

2016/2017

18

18

100%

2015/2016

18

18

100%

2014/2015

19

19

100%

3 year average

 

 

100%

Academic Year

Number of Graduates

Employment Rate in Profession

2016/2017

17

100%

2015/2016

19

100%

2014/2015

22

100%

3 year average

 

100%

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