Student Outcome Data

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

Period

Number Completed Within Expected Time

Percentage Completed Within Expected Time Frame 

Recent Year
(2021-2022)
4 100%
1 Year Prior
(2020-2021)
7 100%
2 Years Prior
(2019-2020)
5 100%

Reporting Period

Number Taking the Exam

Number Passed Exam

Percentage Passed Exam Rate

Recent Year
(2021-2022)

4 4 100%

1 Year Prior
(2020-2021)

7 7

100%

2 Years Prior
(2019-2020)

5 5 100%
Employment Rate in Profession

Reporting Period

Number of Graduates From Prior Year

Percentage of Graduates From Prior Year 

Recent Year
(2020-2021)
7

100%

1 Year Prior
(2019-2020)
5

100%

2 Years Prior
(2018-2019)
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.

Variable

Mean

Standard Deviation

Minimum 

Maximum

Pre-requisite GPA

3.69

0.19

3.36

4.00

Last 60 Hours GPA

3.79

0.13

3.48

4.00

GRE - Analytical Writing

4.00

0.56

3.00

5.50

GRE - Quantitative Reasoning

151.03

4.23

144.00

163.00

GRE - Verbal Reasoning

150.73

3.49

144.00

159.00

Graduation year

Graduation rate

2020-2021 95%
2019-2020 93%
2018-2019 93%

Graduation Year

Ultimate license examination pass rate

2020-2021 98%
2019-2020 100%
2018-2019 100%

Graduation Year

Examination pass rate

2020-2021

95%

2019-2020

85%

2018-2019

82%

Graduation Year

Employment Rate*

2020-2021 100%
2019-2020 100%
2018-2019 100%

Speech Language Pathology

Academic Year

Number of Applicants

Number of students in incoming class

Avg. GPA for incoming class

Recent Year
2022

150 24 3.7

1 Year 2021

143 19 3.6

2 Years Prior 2020

195 19 3.7
3-year average 196 20.3 3.67

*GRE no longer required

  • 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 On Time

Number Completed Later Than On Time

Number Not Completed

% Completed On Time

Recent Year 2022

18

1

0

94.73%

1 Year Prior 2021

22

0

1

95.24%

2 Years Prior 2020

22

0

1

94.45%

Three-year on-time completion average: 95.24%

Period

Number Taking the Exam

Number Passing Exam

Percentage Passed Exam Rate

Recent Year 2022

19

19

100%

1 Year Prior 2021

20

20

100%

2 Years Prior 2020

22

22

100%

Three-year pass average: 100%

Reporting Period

Number of Graduates From Prior Year

Percentage of Graduate Rate in Profession

1 Year Prior 2021

20

100%

2 Years Prior 2020

22 100%

3 Years Prior 2019

22 100%

3 Year Average

100%

Contact Us

School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
340 Wirtz Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115

815-753-1484
ahcd@niu.edu 

Office Hours

Tuesday from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Additional office hours are by appointment only. Please contact AHCD chair, Sherrill Morris, at srmorris@niu.edu.

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