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 examination preparation and successful employment within their chosen field.

Audiology

On-time Program Completion Rates
Period Number Completed Within Expected Time Number Completed Later Than Expected Time Frame Number Not Completing Percentage Graduated
Recent Year (2022-2023) 7 0 0 100%
1 Year (2021-2022) 4 0 0 100%
2 Years (2020-2021) 7 0 0 100%
3-Year Average 6 0 0 100%

Praxis Examination Pass Rates of Testers
Reporting Period Employment Rate in Profession Number Employed In/Or Pursuing Further Education in the Profession Within One Year of Graduation Number of Graduates from Prior Year
2021-2022 7 7 100%
2020-2021 4 4 100%
2019-2020 7 7 100%
3-Year Average 6 6 100%

Employment Rates of Graduates
Period Number of Graduates Percentage Graduated
Recent Year
(2021-2022)
4 100%
1 Year
(2020-2021)
7 100%
2 Years
(2019-2020)
5 100%
3-Year Average 5.3 100%

Au.D. Student Admissions Statistics
Period Number of Applicants Number of Students in the Incoming Class Avg. GPA for the Incoming Class Avg. GRE (Verbal) Avg. GRE (Quantitative)
Recent Year 2023* 14 4 3.55 149 147
1 Year Prior 2022 29 5 3.66 149 146
2 Years Prior 2021 50 12 3.64 N/A
(waived due to COVID-19)
N/A
(waived due to COVID-19)
3-Year Average 30.6 7 3.62 149 146.5
*Note: 2023 is the first 3-year cohort

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 Minimum Maximum
Pre-requisite GPA 3.59 3.00 4.00
Last 60 Hours GPA 3.68 3.35 4.00
GRE - Analytical Writing 3.72 2.50 5.00
GRE - Quantitative Reasoning 148.70 139.00 160.00
GRE - Verbal Reasoning 147.50 139.00 159.00

Graduation Year Graduation Rate
2021 95%
2022 98%

Graduation Year Ultimate License Examination Pass Rate
2021 92%
2022 94.3%

Graduation Year Examination Pass Rate
2021 88%
2022 71.4%

Graduation Year Employment Rate
2021 100%
2022 100%

Speech Language Pathology

Academic Year Number of Applicants Number of Students in Incoming Class Avg. GPA for incoming class
Recent Year 2023 175 22 3.6
1 Year Prior
2022
150 24 3.7
2 Years Prior 2021 143 19 3.6
3-year average 156 21 3.63

Note: GRE is 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 2023 15 1 2 83.33%
1 Year Prior 2022 18 1 0 94.73%
2 Years Prior 2021 19 1 1 89.47%

Three-year on-time completion average: 89.18%

Period Number Taking the Exam Number Passing Exam Percentage Passed Exam Rate
Recent Year 2023 17 16 94.11%
1 Year Prior 2022 19 19 100%
2 Years Prior 2021 20 20 100%

Three-year pass average: 98.03%

Reporting Period Number of Graduates From Prior Year Percentage of Graduate Rate in Profession
1 Year Prior 2022 19 100%
2 Years Prior 2021 20 100%
3 Years Prior 2020 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

Monday through Friday 8 a.m.–noon, and 1–4:30 p.m.

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