CACREP Vital Statics
In the academic year 2019-2020, there were 23 graduates from the Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling program. The average time to complete the program is three years. The program completion rate for AY 2019-2020 was 85%. 91% of the graduates had obtained employment on or before graduation. The program has an open enrollment policy, admitting 30 students in the AY 2019-2020. The program curriculum meets the academic preparation requirements for licensure (LCPC) in Montana and (CRC) nationally. Data regarding the NCE and CRC examinations are not available for 2019-2020; however, our graduates are very successful at obtaining licensure.
The program maintains a recommended ratio of FTE students to FTE faculty (12:1) and an individual supervision equivalency (6:1) for students in their clinical/fieldwork placements. The program has four full-time, tenure-track, faculty who teach the CACREP based curriculum.
The estimated cost for tuition and fees to attend the program (based on nine credits per semester) is approximately $2,700 for in-state residents and $7,500 for out-of-state residents. Available types of financial aid include student loans, graduate/research assistantships, and tuition waivers, and scholarships. The program also works closely with Disability Support Services to assist students who qualify for the provision of reasonable accommodations so they may more fully participate in all aspects of their program.
Graduates of the program have found employment in state and federal agencies; community-based rehabilitation and mental health centers; hospitals and rehabilitation facilities; schools and universities; and other private and public social service organizations.