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CACREP Outcome Statistics

  • 21 students graduated from the CRMH program in 2021.
  • The completion rate of the program is 94 percent.
  • The CRC examination pass rate among our graduates is 100 percent. Several students also took and successfully passed the NCE exam.
  • The job placement rate of CRMH graduates who were actively seeking employment after graduation is 98 percent over the past five years.

Since the accrediting parties of the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE)-Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) have converged, students now graduate able to practice as both rehabilitation counselors and mental health care providers, meeting standards set by Tricare, the Veteran’s Administration, and the U.S. Army Substance Abuse Program. Disability concepts have been fused with the counseling curriculum, giving graduates the ability to practice competently in two different specialty areas. Having met the requirements of both accrediting parties in 2016, CRMH was accredited by CACREP through October of 2023.

Our full‐time program admits students each year in the fall. Currently, we have a total of 50 students and six full-time faculty members. We have three full‐time tenured faculty members, one full-time tenure track faculty member, and two full-time clinical assistant professors who teach our accredited CACREP curriculum. The instructor to student ratio is 1:8. The average instructor rating for counseling courses for the 2020-2021 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 and mental health counseling conferences. We provide funds to CRMH students so that they can attend and present at regional, state, and national conferences. Each year students present at a variety of conferences including the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE) Conference, the North Carolina Rehabilitation Counseling Association (NCRA) Conference, the American Counseling Association conference, the North Carolina Counseling Conference and the North Carolina Conference on Visual Impairment and Blindness.

In May 2021, a total of 21 students graduated from the program. One hundred percent of students passed their clinical coursework. For the past four 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 67 percent ( One hundred percent of the students who graduated took the CRC and passed on the first attempt. The vast majority of CRMHC graduates are employed or are in a PhD program within six 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. Graduates from past classes have been admitted to PhD. programs in rehabilitation counselor education, counselor education, clinical psychology, school counseling and school psychology.

A third of our students are from underrepresented groups or diverse minority backgrounds. The majority of the CRMHC class of 2021 received division funding. The division received two 5-year RSA training grants totaling $1.75 million 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.


21NCAC 53 .0305 – 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.