Communications Disorders and Sciences

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  • students and faculty at the american speech, language and hearing association november 2019 annual convention in orlando florida

    ASHA Conference, Orlando, Florida

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    Department of Communication Disorders & Sciences

Graduate State-Side Residential Program:

 Student Achievement Data

The State-Side Residential program is comprised of students attending classes on the campus of California State University Northridge. The first table presents the percent of State-Side Residential graduates who are employed in the profession within the first year of graduation, beginning with the most recently completed cohort. The three-year average employment rate for the immediate past three years (2017-2018, 2018–2019, and 2019–2020) is also presented.

PeriodNumber of GraduatesPercent Employed
2019-20204591%
2018-20194197%
2017-20186190%
Three Year Average for Graduates Employed within First Year of Graduation (2017-2020)93%

 The second table shows the pass rate for the previous five academic years on the PRAXIS Examination.  This national examination is used by students to qualify for professional certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and to qualify for licensure in each state.  The three-year average pass rate is for the immediate past three years.

PeriodNumber of Students Taking ExamNumber of Students Who PassedPass Rate
2019-2020201890%
2018-2019474596%
2017-20185454 100% 
Three-Year Average (2017-2020):95%

The residential program completion rate is seen on the third table.  The expected time for completion of the degree begins at the time a graduate student achieves Classified Graduate status, having completed degree program pre-requisites.

PeriodCompleted Within TimeCompleted LaterNot CompletedPercentage Completing On-Time
2019-2020451196%
2018-2019401098%
2017-2018603095%
Three-Year Average for Completed (2017-2020):96%