CACREP Accreditation Information

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The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized national accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CACREP also holds full membership status with the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA) and the International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).

We are excited to report that CACREP granted accreditation to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree Program at Southeastern Oklahoma State University effective July 12, 2012. This accreditation status, in the CACREP specialty area of “Clinical Mental Health Counseling,” has been granted for the full 8-year accreditation cycle through October 31, 2020. Our cutting edge program is the first in the state of Oklahoma to earn Clinical Mental Health Counseling accreditation through CACREP (www.cacrep.org). Thank you to everyone who assisted in making our accreditation application an incredible success!!!

In compliance with annual CACREP accreditation requirements, we publish our Program Outcome Report data annually as follows:

  • During the 2012-2013 academic year, there were 10 graduates of Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program. Our graduates consistently achieve high pass rates on the Oklahoma/Texas licensing examination (the National Counselor Examination; NCE). The pass rate for CMHC graduates taking the NCE between June of 2012 and May of 2013 was 100%. Of students unconditionally admitted to the CMHC Program in association with this time period, 80% graduated in the expected time period. Additionally, 100% of program graduates responding to surveys who were actively seeking jobs attained employment in a counseling position shortly after graduating. A majority of these graduates already had employment positions secured prior to graduation.
  • During the 2013-2014 academic year, there were 3 graduates of Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program. Our graduates consistently achieve high pass rates on the Oklahoma/Texas licensing examination (the National Counselor Examination; NCE). The pass rate for CMHC graduates taking the NCE between June of 2013 and May of 2014 was 100%. Of students unconditionally admitted to the CMHC Program in association with this time period, 100% graduated in the expected time period. Additionally, 100% of program graduates responding to surveys who were actively seeking jobs attained employment in a counseling position shortly after graduating. A majority of these graduates already had employment positions secured prior to graduation.
  • During the 2014-2015 academic year, there were 6 graduates of Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program. Our graduates consistently achieve high pass rates on the Oklahoma/Texas licensing examination (the National Counselor Examination; NCE). The pass rate for CMHC graduates taking the NCE between June of 2014 and May of 2015 was 100%. Of students fully admitted to the CMHC Program in association with this time period, 100% graduated in the expected time period. Additionally, 100% of program graduates responding to surveys who were actively seeking jobs attained employment in a counseling position shortly after graduating. A majority of these graduates already had employment positions secured prior to graduation
  • During the 2015-2016 academic year, there were 12 graduates of Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program. Our graduates consistently achieve high pass rates on the Oklahoma/Texas licensing examination (the National Counselor Examination; NCE). The pass rate for CMHC graduates taking the NCE between June of 2015 and May of 2016 was 82%. Of students fully admitted to the CMHC Program in association with this time period, 100% graduated in the expected time period. Additionally, 100% of program graduates responding to surveys who were actively seeking jobs attained employment in a counseling position shortly after graduating. A majority of these graduates already had employment positions secured prior to graduation.

Overall Summary

  • The overall pass rate  on the National Counselor Examination (NCE) since the attainment of CACREP accreditation in 2012 is 29 out of 31 (94%), a very strong pass rate. One-hundred percent of CMHC students graduated in the expected time period during this date range. Lastly, the overall post-graduate employment rate of students who completed the CMHC Program over the same time period was 100% as reported by survey respondents.

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