College of Communication & Education

Indicators of Success

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Praxis Pass Rates

CMSD Graduate students typically take the PRAXIS examination in the final semester of their program. Pass rates have been consistently at or above the national average over the past 15 years (approximately 84.8% according to most recent ASHA data from 2014-15). First time PRAXIS pass rates for the last three years are:

 

  • 2015: 24 Students taking; 92% passed the first time
  • 2016: 24 Students taking; 87.5% passed the first time
  • 2017: 23 students taking; 95% passed the first time

 All students passed on the second attempt.

Graduation Rates

The CMSD program is designed to be completed in two years. Occasionally, students request to extend the program to three years generally for various personal reasons. These students are defined as Part Time (PT) below and are placed in this group when they ask to be part time within the first semester of the program. Graduation rates for the past three years are:

Year Graduated

# Students

  Completed
within 2 years

Completed
within 3 years

2015 (24)

23/24 = 96%

1

2016 (24)

24/24 = 100%

0

2017 (23)

23/24 = 96%

1

Employment Rates

Masters program graduates enjoy multiple job offers and are sought across the state. Employment rates within 3 months of graduate for those seeking employment the past 3 years are:

2015 - 24/24 Students =100%
2016 - 24/24 Students =100% 
2017 - 23/23 Students =100%