Rehabilitation Counseling Programs Program Outcomes
The Rehabilitation Counseling program at the Springfield College is fully accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) through 2017 (www.core-rehab.org). The masters degree program has a goal of admitting 10-15 students in each graduate cohort. The full-time program admits each year in every semester. Student outcomes are evaluated each year and the evaluation is part of the overall program evaluation.
Currently, the graduate program has a total of 41 students. The program has five full-time tenure-track faculty and two part-time adjunct faculty who teach the CORE accredited curriculum. The instructor to student ratio is 1:7. The average instructor rating for rehabilitation counseling courses for the 2011-2012 period is 4.58 The current grade point average of the students in the program is 3.70. For the 2011-2012 year, a total of 30 students graduated from the program.
Forty-seven percent of the students were from underrepresented groups, including people with disabilities. During the same 2011-2012 period, all of the students passed their clinical coursework and 90% of Springfield College’s graduates passed the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) exam www.crccertification.com and 100% of the graduates are employed. Specifically, 37% are employed in state vocational rehabilitation, 57% are employed in private nonprofit rehabilitation, and 7% are pursuing doctoral education in Rehabilitation Education, and 4% are pursuing a second master’s degree. Almost 20% of the cohort had either published scholarly articles or presented at professional conferences related to Rehabilitation Counseling before graduation.
The Student Retention Rate for the years of 2011-2013 was 93%
- 2011: 10 Students Enrolled/ 14 Graduated
- 2012: 10 Students Enrolled/ 15 Graduated
- 2013: 10 Students Enrolled/ 7 Graduated (6 expected to graduate by 12/13)
*The average time necessary to complete the program is two years.
*The estimated cost of program attendance is $43, 600 for the 48 credit program and $54, 500 for the 60 credit program.
*Each year, there are offered at least six graduate fellowships within the department as well several other fellowships around the College.