Posted Student and Faculty Data as Required by Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC)

Data for the Year 2018-2019 (June 1 to May 31)

  • Number of applications received in academic year 2017-2018 to matriculate in academic year 2018-2019: 60
  • Of those applications, number of students admitted: 20
  • Of those admitted, number of students newly enrolled in academic year 2018-2019: 18 (14 in Hilo, 1 on Kauai, and 3 on Oahu)
  • Total number of students enrolled in the program during the academic year 2018-2019: 19
  • Number of students who graduated in the academic year 2018-2019: 0
    • (Note: We did not admit a cohort for 2017-18 academic year, which would have graduated in May 2019. We spent the academic year implementing the distance education option.)
  • The graduation rate during the most recent eligible 5-year period: 91%
  • Percent of those who graduated in the years 2015 to 2017 who became fully licensed as mental health counselors: 11%
    • (Note: This number represents an undercount because it does not include alumni who are licensed in other states. We do not have information on in what states alumni who are not living in Hawaiʻi are now residing.)
    • (Note: This number also represents an undercount because in Hawaii, licensure applications cannot be submitted until all of the 3000 post-master’s hours are accrued. By law, the time to accrue 3000 hours cannot take less than 2 years. Once an application is received and processed, the applicant is then allowed to take the National Counselor Exam. After the scores are returned, the licensure decision is made. Hence, the 2015-17 period is too recent to assess the success of licensure obtainment. As comparison, the percentage of licensure obtainment for those who graduated between 2014 and 2016 is 24%. The percentage of licensure obtainment for those who graduated between 2013 and 2015 is 28%.)
  • Percent of courses taught by adjuncts or part-time faculty during the previous year: 0%
  • Number, ethnicity, and gender of faculty: 5 full-time faculty members; 3 men and 2 women; 2 Asian Americans, 1 Biracial (Asian American/European American), 2 European American.

Link to "Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council": MPCAC

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