Placement of Graduates
Placement Rate of Students Upon Graduation
Placement rates in the Rehabilitation Counseling program are considered to be exceptional for students. Approximately 75% of students are already employed by the time they graduate from the program. Another 10% are hired within the first three months of graduation and an additional 10% within the first six months. As a result, 95% of the students in the program are actively employed within the first six months of graduating. Based on our most recent alumni survey, the remaining 5% reporting unemployment indicated various reasons (e.g. not yet seeking employment to address family/personal needs, getting married, pursuing another degree, still actively seeking, etc.).
Employment Settings Where Graduates Work
Students in our program work in a variety of settings in the field. Based on our most recent alumni survey, approximately 17% of graduates are working for State Vocational Rehabilitation, 8% for the Veterans Affairs, and 75% for community-based organizations (CBO). Some of the CBOs our alumni work in are: comprehensive rehabilitation centers, mental health clinics, rehabilitation hospitals, and drug and alcohol agencies. Other settings graduates have been hired into include university and school settings, correctional facilities, independent living centers, insurance companies, and private-for-profit rehabilitation firms.