CACREP, Careers and Program Outcomes


Why does CACREP® matter? The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP®), is a specialized accrediting body that is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation® (CHEA). The Mental Health Counseling (M.S.) and School Counseling (M.S.) programs were granted accreditation in January 2016 after rigorous scrutiny. National standards of education ensure portability of licensure. Streamlined licensure application process. CACREP graduates perform better on the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE)®


The ultimate measure of a counseling program is the quality of professionals and their success.


Number of graduates in the past year (SU15-SP16)

Mental Health: 25

School: 26

Graduation rates (as of SU16)

Mental Health Counseling- 80.3%

Elementary and Secondary school counseling-87.5%

Counseling- 83.93%

Students who entered the CMHC (or former Community mental health) degree in AY 2012, 2013, or 2014 averaged an 80.36% graduation rate with a degree in counseling within three years.  Within six years, 82.8% have graduated. Students who entered either elementary or secondary School Counseling tracks during AY 2012, 2013, or 2014 averaged a graduation rate of 87.5% for a degree in counseling within three years. Within six years, 95.9%* have graduated. *Including some students pursuing an Ed.S. degree.

Licensure or certification examination pass rate (SU15-SP16)

Mental Health Counseling: 100% National Counselor Exam (NCE)

School Counseling: 95% Missouri Content Assessment

Job placement rate of graduates (from SP16)

A total of 11 graduates completed portions of the follow-up survey, although only 8 completed current job placement information. Of those responding, 100% of graduates are employed in the field (CMHC in non-profit as counselors; SC as school counselors).