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Graduate Program Outcomes

Graduate Program Outcomes Program Goal and Objectives

The mission of the rehabilitation counseling graduate program at UNT is to prepare a diverse group of students for the profession of rehabilitation counseling. These incoming professionals will assist and advocate for individuals with disabilities to live and work as independently as possible. Finally, the students will learn to provide rehabilitation counseling in a competent, ethical and legal manner, adhering to the code of professional ethics and scope of practice for the rehabilitation profession.

Program Outcomes

The following information is provided in order to foster continuing public awareness and confidence about the academic quality of the graduate level rehabilitation counseling program at the University of North Texas (UNT).

Three-Year Enrollment, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  2013/14 2014/15 2015/16
Students Enrolled 106 128 155
Students Who Graduated 43 43 41
Retention Rate 8?.68% 89.06% 87.74%
Students Who Passed Comprehensive Exam 100% 100% 98%

Average Number of Students Admitted for Fall Semester

Distance Education Program 25
Traditional on-Campus Program 15

Average Length of Time to Complete Program

Full-time enrollment: 2 years*
Part-time enrollment: 3 years**

* Full-time enrollment is nine credit hours for fall and spring semesters, six credit hours summer semester.

Part-time enrollment is six credit hours for fall and spring semesters, three credit hours summer semester

Estimated Cost of Tuition

In-State Out-of-State
$19,332 * $36,708 *

* Based on 2013/14 rates for full-time (nine credit hours) enrollment. This tuition calculator is also available to calculate semester costs. 

Available Scholarships


Employment Rates of Graduates within First Six Months Following Graduation:

2012/13 95%
2011/12 98%
2010/11 100%

* Percentages include both distance and on-campus students; students must be employed in the rehabilitation field to be eligible for the distance education program.

Employment Settings

  • State/Federal Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Agency
  • Not-for-profit rehabilitation facilities
  • Private-for-profit rehabilitation settings
  • Veterans Administration
  • Mental health facilities
  • Substance use treatment facilities
  • Supported employment/community support programs
  • Educational settings (e.g., disability accommodations office)

Eligibility for Certification

Students are able to obtain certification as a rehabilitation counselor (CRC) with the commission on rehabilitation counselor certification (CRCC) by successfully passing the CRC examination at the end of the academic program. Over 85% of our program’s students who take the CRC exam pass successfully and obtain certification (national passage rate is 70%).

Eligibility for Licensure

Students who successfully complete the RCE program are eligible to apply for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors by successfully passing the National Counselor Examination for licensure and certification (NCE) offered by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).