Student Outcomes

The Praxis II

The Praxis II Speech-Language Pathology Test evaluates the beginning clinician's knowledge of fundamental speech-language pathology concepts, as well as current practices in the field. Passing this test is necessary to obtain the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence and the state license in speech-language pathology. In addition, California Assembly Bill 2837 requires candidates for the California clear Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential to pass this test. Nearly all speech pathology graduate students in our program take this test near the end of their graduate studies. Here are the passing rates for our students for the past 3 years:

2013 - # of students 24; # passed 24 = 100%

2012 - # of students 29; # passed 25 = 86%                                                         

2011 - # of students 23; # passed 22 = 96%

3-Year Average = 94% pass rate

Retention Rates

The following percentage of our speech-language pathology graduate students completed their MA degree successfully within a five-semester period and those not completing the program:

2013 - # completed 34; # not completed 0 = 100%

2012 - # completed 30; # not completed 0 = 100%

2011 - # completed 31; # not completed 1 = 97%

3-Year Average = 99%

Employment Rates

There is a high demand for speech-language pathologists, both in schools and in medical facilities. Our students usually are employed soon after they obtain their MA degrees.

The following list shows the percentage of students who were actively looking for employment and found jobs within 30 days of graduation:

2013 - # of students 34; # found jobs 34 = 100%

2012 - # of students 30; # found jobs  30 = 100%

2011 - # of students 34; # found jobs 34 = 100%

3-Year Average = 100%

These employment data were obtained from exit interviews with graduates and informal surveys.