The Department

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Founded in 1955, the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling serves as a national leader in the professional preparation of certified rehabilitation and licensed professional counselors, who exercise skill and competence on a high ethical level and with personal integrity.

The Department of Rehabilitation Counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

The department enjoys solid relationships with many community organizations that serve as excellent sites for clinical training. Our experienced faculty members, accomplished in rehabilitation endeavors, are committed to the development of their students’ skills as well as the lifelong enhancement of their own.

Program Outcome Data

VCU RC Program Assessment 2020

Core program data:

Student Enrollment:

Fall 2020        98
2019-2020     84
2018-2019     86
2017-2018     64
2016-2017     66
2015-2016     66
2014-2015     75

Student Graduation:       

2019-2020    31
2018-2019    21
2017-2018    15
2016-2017    28
2015-2016    23 
2014-2015    18

  • Student Retention Rate (Fall 2019 - Summer 2020)

    88% 
  • Average Time to Complete Program

    Full Time      2 years or less   (12 credits per semester, including 6 credits summer)
    Part Time     4 years or less    (6 credits per semester, including 3 credits summer) 
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  • Employment Rate of Graduates within the first 6 months following Graduation

    93.3% 
  • Eligibility for Licensure by Program Graduates

    Students are eligible to sit for the CRC examination

    Students are eligible for the Licensed Professional Counselor credential in Virginia (following residency) 

 

  • Employment Settings

    Graduates work across many employment settings to include:

    Business and IndustryColleges & Universities
    Community Rehabilitation ProgramsCorrections Facilities
    Independent Living FacilitiesK-12 Schools
    Mental Health CentersPrivate Rehabilitation Companies
    Private Practice/Self-EmployedState Rehabilitation Agencies
    Veterans Health AdministrationWorker's Compensation Agencies
     
  • Passing Rates for Comprehensive Measure of Student Learning

    The Department of Rehabilitation Counseling previously required that each student sit for the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) Examination prior to Graduation. While we no longer require this, our students have performed well on the CRC comprehensive exam falling at or above the national pass rate. (See table below for results)

     

    Date

    Number Sitting

    VCU

    Number  Passing

    VCU

    VCU

    Passage

    Percentage

    All Candidate: Sitting

    All Candidate: Passing

    All

    Candidate:

    Passage Percentage

    10/2014 – 7/2015

    10

    7

    70%

    1,249

    903

    72%

    10/2015 –

    7/2017

    24

    22

    92%

    1,249

    903

    72%

    10/2017 –

    10/2018

    9

    6

    67%

    Not

    Available

    Not

    Available

    58%

    10/2018 – 7/2019

    10

    8

    80%

    Not

    Available

    Not

    Available

    60%

     

    The Department was unable to procure pass rates for the National Certified Counselor Examination at the time of this report.

 

 

Possible Scholarships for students in good standing:


Awards vary in amount. Scholarship Committee is responsible for vetting students:

Anne Chandler Award Marjorie Howard Memorial Award
Marcia Lawton Qualify of Life Award Richard Hardy Award
Commonwealth of Virginia Award Blair Craig Memorial Award 
A.D. Williams