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Professional Mental Health Counseling

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

50 students graduated in August 2017 through May 2018.

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. Of the students who initially matriculated into PMHC or PMHC-A in the Fall of 2015, approximately 95% graduated in 10 terms or less.  

NCE Pass Rate

Last year, 99% of our students who took the NCE 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 2017 through May 2018, 84% were employed within six months of graduating. There were 50 graduates in 2018. 42 responded to our request for employment information and 100% of the 42 respondents were employed.

PMHC and PMHC-A Annual Program Report 2016
PMHC and PMHC-A Annual Program Report 2017

Job Outlook

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

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