Program OutcomesAccreditation Term: 2007-2015
The graduate program in Rehabilitation Counseling at South Carolina State University is fully accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) through 2015.
The Rehabilitation Counseling Program offers courses in a flexible format to accommodate full and part time students. We currently have 60 full-time students and 19 part-time students, for a total enrollment of 79 students. The program admits students in the fall, spring, and summer of each academic year. The next cohort of on students will be admitted during the summer 2012 semester. Student outcomes are evaluated annually as a part of the programs overall evaluation.
The program has a total of five full-time tenure-track faculty and two part-time adjunct faculty who teach a variety of courses within the CORE accredited curriculum. The FTE ratio is 5.75 for the number of full-time faculty. The average grade point average of the students in the program is 3.57.
For the 2010-2011 academic year, a total of 51 students graduated from the program. 100% of students passed the subject matter exam. Additionally, of those students who took the certified Rehabilitation Counselor Exam, 90% of those students passed the exam on the first attempt. 100% of the graduates are employed or in pursuit of advanced academic degrees. 97% of the students are from traditionally underrepresented groups, including but not limited to people with disabilities, women, and African Americans. The program has a total of 6 Rehabilitation Services Administration training grants, totaling $900,000 for the academic year 2011-2012. 75% of those funds support students through tuition, stipends, and professional development activities.
During the past five years, the program has graduated over 150 students. Out of 150 graduates, 80 (53%) students are employed by state-federal vocational rehabilitation counseling programs across the country. 60 (40%) are employed in community rehabilitation programs and 10 (6.7%) have completed doctoral degrees in Rehabilitation Counseling.