The Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is fully accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) through 2015 www.core-rehab.org.
Our full‐time program admits students each year in the fall. Currently, we have a total of 40 students. We have four full‐time tenure‐track faculty and one full-time clinical assistant professor who teach the CORE accredited curriculum. The instructor to student ratio is 1:8. The average instructor rating for rehabilitation counseling courses for the 2014-2015 academic year was 4.5.
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 2013-2014 academic year we supported over half of RCP students to attend and present at regional, state, and national conferences. In the previous school year students presented at a multitude of conference which included: the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE) Conference in October 2012 in Arlington, VA; the North Carolina Rehabilitation Association (NCRA) Conference in December 2012 in Raleigh, NC; and the North Carolina Rehabilitation Counseling Association (NCRCA), North Carolina Vocational and Work Adjustment Association (NCVEWAA), North Carolina Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professionals Association (NCVECAP) Conference in October 2012 in Atlantic Beach, NC.
For the 2013-2014 academic year, a total of 18 students graduated from the program. 100% of students passed their clinical coursework. For the past two years, the RCP program has had a 100% pass rate on the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) exam (www.crccertification.com). 95% of RCP graduates are employed within 3-6 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, helping individuals with disabilities find meaningful employment, and have also been admitted to clinical psychology programs.
Eighteen percent of the students are from underrepresented groups. Another separate 15% are individuals with disabilities. 100% of the RCP Class of 2016 received division funding. The division has an RSA training grant that provides a total of $1.75 million in student support in the form of tuition assistance for up to 14 students each year. Each year one student is 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 three privately funded scholarships of $2,000 each donated by alumni.
CHAPTER 53 of the North Carolina BOARD OF LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS
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.