Faculty | Department News | Rehabilitation Counseling | School Counseling | Professional Counseling
The Rehabilitation Counseling Program (RCP) at New Mexico Highlands University was fully accredited in 2012 by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). Students and graduates are afforded all of the benefits of full accreditation, including the option to seek national certification as a certified rehabilitation counselor as part of the RCP degree.
Over the last three years, performance indicators for the RCP include an average 71 students enrolled, and an average of 10 graduates each year. Our three-year retention rate for students enrolled in the fall of 2010 currently stands at 88%, and the three-year average percentage of our students who are working within six months after graduating is 83%. Most of our graduates work in state rehabilitation agencies, school transition programs, or community rehabilitation programs. The average cost of attending Highlands University for a graduate student is $9,422 after student aid, and we expect to fill six scholarships this year.
Graduates are eligible for state licensure in rehabilitation counseling in New Mexico. Also, 81% of our students who opt to take the CRC Exam as the comprehensive examination for our program have passed it and graduated as Certified Rehabilitation Counselors. All of our applicants for graduation pass at least one of a combination of assessments used to measure student learning across CORE knowledge domains.