CACREP Program Outcomes | Psychology & Counseling | Mississippi College
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I.  Introduction

The Graduate Counseling Program at Mississippi College continues to demonstrate positive outcomes for students and graduates.  The program has a full-time administrative assistant, a practicum/internship coordinator, a coordinator for each of the tracks, and several graduate assistants. There are 9 full-time faculty and numerous long term adjunct faculty providing instruction across the various tracks.

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has granted accreditation to the following programs in the Department of Counseling and Psychology at Mississippi College: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.S.), School Counseling (M. Ed.), and Marriage and Family Counseling (M. S.).  CACREP accreditation has been extended for all three programs until October 31. 2024.

The curriculum has been updated to accommodate both the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition. Data collection and evaluation of student learning outcomes in the Marriage and Family Counseling, School Counseling, and Mental Health Counseling have been completed for the 2018 – 2019 academic year and data collection continues currently. All syllabi have been updated to the 2009 CACREP Standards.

II. Student Data

Program Year No. of Graduates Completion Rate LPC/Praxis Exam Pass Rate Job Placement Rate
Mental Health Counseling 2016 24 90% 34% 80%
2017 23 99% 30% 100%
2018 9 95% 100% 100%
Marriage & Family Counseling 2016 28 90% 33% 85%
2017 19 100% 17% 100%
2018 6 95% 100% 100%
School Counseling 2016 11 95% 80% 92%
2017 11 100% 73.33% 100%
2018 9 95% 99% 100%

III. Student Satisfaction

Scores are based on a 5-point scale with 1 being "strongly disagree" and 5 being "strongly agree".

Exit Survey Highlights (Program Alumni, collected academic year 2018-2019)  
Level of overall satisfaction with education at Mississippi College 4.1
Level of satisfaction with academic preparation provided through content area knowledge 4.0
Level of satisfaction with academic preparation provided through integration of theory and practice 3.9

Scores are based on a 4 point scale with 1 being “strongly disagree” and 4 being “strongly agree”.

Exit Survey Highlights (Program Alumni, collected academic year 2018-2019)  
Degree of which faculty members were interested in students’ professional development 3.9
Degree of which students would recommend the Mississippi College Counseling Program to prospective students                                                                            3.3