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Overview

Marshall University is accredited as an institution of higher learning by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The College of Education and Professional Development and the School Counseling Emphasis area are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the West Virginia State Department of Education.

The Counseling Program is currently in the self-study process of applying for accreditation by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

 

Graduates in Past Academic Year

37 Graduates from the 2014-2015 Academic Year.

 

Pass Rates on Credentialing Exams

 

Praxis Data          NOTE: New Praxis Score as of Fall 2012:    WV’s Passing Score: 156


Assessment Point 2011 – 2012 2012 – 2013 2013 – 2014 2014 – 2015 2015 – 2016
Number of test takers 23 19 19 23
Highest Score 750 181 194 194
Lowest Score 520 155 123 122
Median Score 660 175 169 169
Praxis scores % pass rate 92.3 99 99 99

 

NCE Data


Assessment Point 2011 – 2012 2012 – 2013 2013 – 2014 2014 – 2015 2015 – 2016
Total MU Examinees 11 17 15 17 22
Total Passing 10 16 13 12 20
Total Failed attempts 5 3 2 5 3
Total Failed exam 3 3 2 5 3
NCE % passed 91 94 87 71 91

 

Completion Rates

67% of our admitted students complete their degree within the 7-year time frame.

 

Employment Placement Rates

96% of our graduates are employed in relevant professional positions (School, Government, or Agency counseling)

 

Employment Outlook

Clinical Mental Health Counselors

The employment outlook for Professional Counselors is good. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts sustained growth in the field will be much faster than average through 2022.

See: Occupational Outlook for Clinical Mental Health Counselors

See: O*Net Summary Report for Mental Health Counselors

See: Occupational Employment Statistics for Mental Health Counselors

School Counselors

The employment outlook for School Counselors is steady and positive, keeping pace with job growth in most other professions through 2022.

See: Occupational Outlook for School Counselors

See: O*NET Summary Report for School Counselors

See: Occupational Employment Statistics for School Counselors