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 and 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

We would like to share with you some of the outcomes associated with our program.

  • Student Enrollment:

Fall 2016        70
2015-2016     66
2014-2015     75
2013-2014     73
2012-2013   107  

  • Student Graduation:       

2015-2016    23 
2014-2015    18
2013-2014    30
2012-2013    49
2011-2012    38 

  • Student Retention Rate

    88.5% 
  • 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) 
  • Estimated Cost of Program (Figures are based on Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 rates)

    In-State, On-Campus, Full Time (12-15 credits per semester)

    First Year 

    Category

    Fall (1st Sem. 12 credits) 

    Spr.  (2nd Sem. 12 credits)

     Summer (3rd 6 credits)

    Tuition

    $5446.50

     $5446.50

    $3630.00

    Fees

    $1115.00

    $1115.00

    $390.00

    Total (T & F)

    $6561.50

    $6561.50

    $1115.00

    Books

    $440.00

    $440.00

    $220

     Second Year 

    Category

    Fall (4th Sem. 12 credits) 

    Spr.  (5th Sem. 12 credits)

    Summer (6th Sem 6 credits)

    Tuition

    $5446.50

    $5446.50

    $3630.00

    Fees

    $1115.00

    $1115.00

    $390.00

    Total (T & F)

    $6561.50

    $6561.50

    $1115.00

    Books

    $440.00

    $440.00

    $220

    Total Tuition and Fees:           $34,286

    Total Books:                             $2200 (est.)

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    Distance Learning (RDL) In-State & Out-of-State (Full Time 12 credits per semester, 6 credits summer)

     Total Tuition and Fees:           $33,874 (reduced fees compared to campus students)

     Total Books:                            $2200 (est.)

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     Out-of-State, On-Campus, Full Time (12 credits per semester)

     First Year 

    Category

    Fall (1st Sem. 12 credits) 

    Spr.  (2nd Sem. 12 credits)

    Summer 3rd (6 credits)

    Tuition

    $11,198.00

    $11,198.00

    $7464.00

    Fees$

    $1427.50

    $1427.50

    $546.00

    Total (T & F)

    $12,625.50

    $12,625.00

    $8010.00

    Books

    $440.00

    $440.00

    $220.00

     Second Year 

    Same as Year 1

    Total Tuition and Fees:           $66,522.00

    Total Books:                            $2200.00

    These amounts are subject to change and are listed for comparison only. For more detailed information on tuition and fees: http://www.enrollment.vcu.edu/accounting/tuition_fees.html

  
  • 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 Memorial Award
    Commonwealth of Virginia Award  
    A.D. Williams  

  • Employment Rate of Graduates within the first 6 months following Graduation

    93.3% 
  • Employment Settings

    Graduates work across many employment settings to include:

    Business and Industry Colleges & Universities
    Community Rehabilitation Programs Corrections Facilities
    Independent Living Facilities K-12 Schools
    Mental Health Centers Private Rehabilitation Companies
    Private Practice/Self-Employed State Rehabilitation Agencies
    Veterans Health Administration Worker's Compensation Agencies
     
  • 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) 
  • 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. The most recent CRC Outcome Data Report of Students and Graduates: March 2009 through July 2011 (Provided by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) is as follows:

    84.78% passing
    Raw Data: 46 sitting; 39 passing