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 master’s degree program has a goal of admitting 10-15 students in each graduate cohort. The full-time program has a rolling admission policy where students can enter the program during the fall, spring, or summer semester. Student outcomes are evaluated each year and are part of the overall program evaluation. The department has a RSA training grant that generates a total of $137,040 each year to support students in the form of tuition and scholarships.
Currently, the graduate program has a total of 36 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 2010-2011 academic year is 4.03 out of a maximum rating of 5.00. The current grade point average of the students in the program is 3.66.
For the 2010-2011 academic year, a total of 26 students graduated from the program. Forty-six percent of the students were from underrepresented groups, including people with disabilities. During the 2010-2011 academic year, all of the students passed their clinical coursework and 90% passed the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) exam www.crccertification.com Almost 25% of the cohort had either published scholarly articles in professional journals or presented at professional conferences related to Rehabilitation Counseling before graduation.
100% of the 2010-2011 graduates are employed:
- 27% are employed in state vocational rehabilitation
- 57% are employed in private nonprofit rehabilitation
- 4% are employed in private for profit rehabilitation
- 8% are pursuing doctoral education in Rehabilitation Education
- 4% are pursuing a second master’s degree