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In 2013, John Carroll’s program received the maximum eight-year re-accreditation. This fact reflects the Department’s commitment to excellence and demonstrates that the Department of Counseling meets or exceeded all accreditation standards. It also sets the program apart from others, as over half of all CACREP-accredited programs receive only a two-year re-accreditation.

Gaining and maintaining CACREP accreditation is essential for any counseling program, especially in Ohio. In 2014, the Ohio State Legislature passed legislation requiring all counseling programs to be CACREP-accredited by 2018. In addition, several insurance carriers will reimburse only for counselors who earned degrees from CACREP-accredited programs.

For Fall 2020, the total enrollment for the two master’s programs was 178: 131 in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and 47 in School Counseling. Of the students admitted to the fall 2017 cohort, 94% completed the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program in the expected three-year time period and 83% completed the School Counseling program in the expected three-year time period. The programs had 36 graduates from summer 2019 to spring 2020: 27 in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and 9 in School Counseling. Our graduates have consistently achieved high scores and high pass rates on licensing examinations. During this academic year, the graduates of the Clinical Mental Health Program had a pass rate of 100% on the NCE examination. School Counseling graduates achieved a 71% passing rate for school counselor licensure. Our graduates also have been extremely successful in obtaining employment in positions in recognized occupations for which they were trained. For Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduates the employment rate was 96%. School Counseling graduates had a 66.7% employment rate. The figure for School Counseling is complicated by the fact that several students are looking for employment only within their school or in a specific geographic area.

Summer 2018-Spring 2019 John Carroll University Department of Counseling Annual Report

Thank you for all your hard work this semester!  We would like to send a heartfelt congratulations to our Counseling Graduates and the recipients of the 2020 Christopher M. Faiver Award: Claudia McKinley and Denise Seyranian.  Please take a moment and watch a video to celebrate these amazing accomplishments!


Learn more about the skills students who complete the counseling programs will be able to demonstrate.

The Department of Counseling offers master’s degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. Both programs are CACREP-accredited.