Professional Mental Health Counseling Outcomes
Programs in Professional Mental Health Counseling prepare students to become mental health counselors who work in a variety of settings such as community mental health clinics, schools, hospitals, the corrections system, community colleges, colleges and universities, residential treatment centers, and private practice.
Counseling Student Program Outcomes for PMHC and PMHC- Specialization in Addictions
Number of Graduates
60 students graduated in August 2015 through May 2016.
Program Completion Rate
Our students may complete their program in a minimum of 7 semesters, with 7-9 semesters considered on-time for a full-time student. Some students who are enrolled part-time typically graduate within 11 semesters. Approximately 10% of our students complete the program in a longer part-time program that varies by student need. The on-time program completion rate for the 13-14 matriculates cannot be calculated until close of Fall 2016. As of right now, 48/61 candidates (78.69%) have graduated on time, and 10/61 candidates (16.39%) are still active in the program.
NCE Pass Rate
Last year, 96% of our students who took the NCE passed. In the three years prior, 100% of our students who took the National Counselor Exam during their program passed, and the average for all students was above the national average for students in CACREP accredited programs.
Employment After Graduation
For the students who graduated in August 2015 through May 2016, 92% were employed within six months of graduating. There were 60 graduates in 2015, and data was available for 55 of them.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook offers more information on the profession of counseling, including a description of the types of work settings, job outlook, earnings, and required qualifications as of 2014/15. Additionally, the CACREP web site provides helpful information at http://www.cacrep.org/index.html.
In the News
Four PMHC graduates create their private practice Living Groove Counseling.
After discussing counseling services that were missing in the Portland area, the founders of PorchLight Custom Counseling—Justin Cox M.A. ’12, Llew Richards M.A. ’13, Mica Richards, Holly Roland M.A. ’12, and Siddarth Venkatachalam M.A. ’12 —had an idea to offer their many counseling specialties at affordable rates, around the clock.