Accreditation and Program Outcomes

ACCREDITATION

The Rehabilitation Counseling program at Assumption College was first accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) in 1976, and has been fully accredited since that time. The current CACREP accreditation is through 2024: http://www.cacrep.org. Assumption College is also fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Assumption College offers a 60 credit masters degree (M.A.) program in Rehabilitation Counseling (RC) both on-campus and online, and an on-campus or online Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) program. The CAGS course of study is developed by the student in consultation with the program director and is influenced by the student's previous work, professional experience, and CRC certification requirements. The program requires 5-10 courses beyond the masters degree depending upon the students previous graduate work and professional experience.

The on campus and online RC programs prefer to have 12-15 (will go up to 20) new matriculated degree students in each cohort. To do this we primarily accept students looking to begin in the Summer or Fall semesters.  The table below reflects new enrollments and graduates since 2017:

 

New Enrollments

Graduates

Year

Campus

Online

Total

Campus

Online

Total

2017

19

11

30

20

12

32

2018

9

10

19

12

7

19

 

Graduates fulfill the requirements for Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling and our eight year national Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Exam (CRC) pass rate average is 84% (see table below for more detail).

CRC Exam Student Outcome Data: 2011-2018  

Year

On Campus

Online

Total

 

Number/Percent Pass

Number/Percent Pass

Number/Percent Pass

2011

10/12 – 83%

14/16 – 88%

24/28 – 86%

2012

7/9 – 78%

11/14 – 79%

18/23 – 78%

2013

10/10 – 100%

13/14 – 93%

23/24 – 96%

2014

11/15 – 73%

18/19 – 95%

29/34 – 85%

2015

10/15 – 67%

12/14 – 86%

22/29 – 76%

2016

11/11 – 100%

7/8 – 88%

18/19 – 95%

2017

13/18 – 72%

3/5 – 60%

16/23 – 70%

2018

11/13 – 85%

3/3 – 100%

14/16 – 88%

TOTAL

83/103 – 81%

81/92 – 88%

164/195 – 84%

 

CRCC reports the cumulative pass rate for March 2018 was 58% (311/533)

An estimated 95% of our graduates obtain degree-related employment prior to or within three months of graduation and virtually 100% of graduates obtain degree-related employment within six months of graduating. Employment settings of graduates include public vocational rehabilitation agencies in New England and throughout the U.S. Other employment setting for graduates are non-profits agencies including Clubhouses, Independent Living Centers, Public School Transition Program, Veterans Services, Substance Abuse and Addiction programs, Veterans Administration and other military related service providers, and a variety of community rehabilitation programs.  93% of matriculated degree students successfully complete the program. 

Please review the annual Program Evaluation report for Rehabilitation Counseling here.