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

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)

Recent Year 2020

53 7 3.44 149 146

1 Year Prior 2019

85 7 3.67 152 152

2 Years Prior 2018

48 8 3.57 150 149

3-year average

62 7.33 3.56 150.33 149

Period

Number completed within expected time

Number Completed later than expected time frame

Number Not completing

Percentage Graduated

Recent Year 2020 5 0 0 100%
1 Year 2019 8 0 1 88.88%
2 Years Prior 2018 11 0 0 100%
3-Year Average 8 0 0 96.29%

Reporting Period

Number of students taking exam

Number of students passed Praxis

Percent Passed Exam Rate

Recent Year 2020

5 5

100%

1 Year Prior 2019

8 8

100%

2 Years Prior 2018

11 11

100%

3-year average

8 8

100%

Reporting Period

Employment Rate in Profession

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

Number of Graduate from Prior Year

2017/2018

11

11

100%

2016/2017

8

8

100%

2015/2016

6

6

100%

3 years average

8

8

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

Number starting program

Number completing expected time

Number completing later than expected

Number not completing in cohort

Graduation rate

2019

36

30

2

4

89%

2018

36

32

1

3

92%

2017

36

31

0

5

86%

Graduation Year

Ultimate license examination pass rate

2019

100%

2018

97%

2017

93%

Graduation Year

Examination pass rate

2018-2019

82%

2017-2018

86%

Graduation Year

Employment Rate*

2019

100%

2018

100%

2017

100%

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)

Recent Year
2020

194

19 3.7 152 151

1 Year 2019

251

23 3.7 150 148

2 Years Prior 2018

192

25 3.6 150 149

3-year average

220

24 3.67 151 149
  • 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

Recent Year 2020

22

0

1

1 Year Prior 2019

22

0

0

2 Years Prior 2018

21

1

0

Three-year on-time completion average: 97.0149%

Period

Number Taking the Exam

Number Passing Exam

Percentage Passed Exam Rate

Recent Year 2020

22

22

100%

1 Year Prior 2019

22

22

100%

2 Years Prior 2018

23

22

95.6%

Three-year pass average: 98.5075%

Reporting Period

Number of Graduates From Prior Year

Percentage of Graduate Rate in Profession

1 Year Prior 2019

22

100%

2 Years Prior 2018

23 100%

3 Years Prior 2017

18 100%

3 Year Average

100%

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