Our Success is Measured in Each Student

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Student Outcome Data

The success of our program can be measured in terms of the percentage of students finishing the program within the expected time, the number of students passing the national examination, and the percentage of graduates finding jobs. These outcome measures are reported below.  Students graduate with their master's degrees in early August.  Therefore, outcome measures are updated each December, four months after graduation.

Program Completion

The graduate portion of the program (also known as the professional phase) is six semesters long over two calendar years.  100% of our graduates in the last three years completed the program within the expected six semesters.

Period

# Completed Program Within Expected Time Frame # Completed Later Than Expected Time Frame

# Not Completing

% Completing Within Expected Time Frame

2009-2010

26 0

0

100%

2010-2011

30 0

0

100%

2011-2012

27 0

0

100%

3 Year Average

   

 

100%


Praxis Exam Pass Rate

To earn ASHA Certification of Clinical Competence students must pass a national examination (often referred to as the ASHA Exam).  The most recent national report revealed that the average pass rate for all graduate programs was 86.1% for students graduating in 2010, 2011, and 2012.  Duquesne's three year average is 98.7%.  

Period

# Taking Exam # Passed Exam
Pass Rate (%)

2009-2010

24 24 100%

2010-2011

32 32 100%

2011-2012

27 26 97%

3 Year Average

98.7%


Employment

A third outcome measure is how readily graduates are employed.  By student self-report, over the past three years 100% of our graduates were employed in the profession within three months of graduation.

Period

Employment Rate in Profession
(within three months of graduation)

Graduating August

# Of Graduates % Of Graduates

2010

25

100%

2011

26

100%

2012

27

100%

3 Year Average

100%