programs and statistics

program statistics imageThe Department of Communication Disorders offers an undergraduate major and a graduate major in communication disorders.  Students who have an undergraduate degree in any field from an accredited university are encouraged to apply for entrance into the graduate program.  Prerequisite course work is incorporated into the student's graduate planned program. Students may choose full-time or part-time study; however, the last two semesters of the program must be full-time in order to complete two off-campus clinical practica (typically 40 hours per week). 

 

ADMISSION AND GRADUATION RATES:

Approximately forty students are admitted to the program each year.  Graduation rates within the published expected time frames for the most recent graduating classes are:

Year Number of Students Graduating Completion Rate
2013 36 100%
2012 33 92%
2011 33 89%
Average 34 93.7%

Currently there are 105  full-time graduate students enrolled in the program.

LENGTH OF TIME TO COMPLETE PROGRAM:

On average, students who have a bachelor's degree in communication disorders will complete the program in 6 semesters of full-time study (including summers), while students who do not have a bachelor's degree or prerequisites in communication disorders will complete the program in 8 semesters of full-time study (including summers).  Students who elect to study part-time are required to complete the program within 6 years, per regulations of the Graduate School.  Students who elect the thesis option may spend an additional 1-2 semesters completing the thesis. 

PRAXIS II PASS RATE:

The most recent three year average pass rates for the Praxis II Examination are:

Year Number of Students Taking Praxis II Percentage of Students Passing Praxis II
2013 36 100%
2012 33 100%
2011 33 100%
Average 34 100%

 CURRENT PROGRAM EMPLOYMENT RATES:

The most recent three year employment rates are:

Year *Number of Students  Percentage Employed (of students who reported)
2013 36 97%
2012  21 100% 
2011  22 100% 
Average 26 99%

*Includes only students who have responded to Department inquiries regarding employment status