Program Outcomes


CACREP Outcome Statistics

A.) In the 2015-2016 school year, 20 students graduated from UNC’s Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling (CRMHC) Master of Science program.

B.)  100 percent of students admitted to CRMHC completed the program.

C.)  CRMHC has a pass rate of 100 percent on the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor exam.  One hundred percent of the 2016 graduates took and passed the exam on the first attempt.

D.) 90 percent of CRMHC 2016 graduates were employed within three months of graduation.

In 2013, CRMH began the process of applying for dual-accreditation from Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE)-Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). These accrediting parties have converged, allowing students graduating from accredited programs to be able to practice as both rehabilitation counselors and private mental health care providers, meeting standards set by Tricare, the Veteran’s Administration, and the U.S. Army Substance Abuse Program. The goal of converging these programs is to fuse disability concepts into counseling curriculum, giving graduates the ability to practice competently in two different specialty areas. Having met the requirements of both accrediting parties in 2016, CRMHC has been dually accredited by CORE-CACREP through October of 2023.

Our full‐time program admits students each year in the fall. Currently, we have a total of 39 students. We have three full‐time tenure‐track faculty, one full-time clinical assistant professor and one tenure-track faculty member who teach our dually accredited CORE/CACREP curriculum. The instructor to student ratio is 1:8. The average instructor rating for rehabilitation counseling courses for the 2015-2016 academic year was 4.5/5 or higher.

Student outcomes are evaluated each year on a variety of different metrics that are part of the overall program evaluation and college assessment process. The graduate school at the University of North Carolina does not give letter grades, but rather grades on a High Pass, Pass, Low Pass and Fail system. The majority of students in the program earn High Pass or Pass grades.

We encourage and support students to present at regional, state, and national rehabilitation counseling conferences. In the 2015-2016 academic year we provided funds to over half of the CRMH students so that they could attend and present at regional, state, and national conferences. Last year students presented at a multitude of conferences which included the:  the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE) Conference in April 2016 in New Port Beach, CA, the NCRE Conference in October 2015 in Arlington, VA, the Recovery Workforce Summit in June 2015 in Philadelphia, PA, and the North Carolina Rehabilitation Counseling Association (NCRA) Great Conference in November 2015 in Raleigh, NC.

For the 2015-2016 academic year, a total of 20 students graduated from the program. One hundred percent of students passed their clinical coursework. For the past two years, the CRMHC program has had a 100 percent pass rate on the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) exam, which is much higher than the national average of 65 percent (www.crccertification.com). One hundred percent of the students who graduated took the CRC and passed on the first attempt. Ninety percent of CRMHC graduates are employed within three months of graduation. The graduates are employed in a variety of positions in mental health settings, on ACT teams, working with individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, and traumatic brain injuries, and helping individuals with disabilities find meaningful employment. Several graduates from the 2015 graduating class have also been admitted to PhD. programs in rehabilitation counselor education, clinical psychology, and school psychology.

Sixteen percent of our students are from underrepresented groups. Another separate 18 percent are individuals with disabilities. Seventy percent of the CRMHC class of 2016 received division funding. The division received two RSA training grants totaling $1.75 million over five years in student support in the form of tuition assistance for up to 28 students each year. Each year one or two students are awarded the University merit scholarship, which provides in-state tuition and a stipend for working with professors on research and teaching 15 hours/week for one year. Finally, the division has up to three privately funded scholarships of up to $5,000 each donated by alumni. 


SECTION .0100 - accepts the CRC exam as one of the national exams they will accept as one of the criteria necessary to become licensed as a professional counselor.