Student Admissions, Outcomes and Other Data

In January 2010 the Counseling Psychology doctoral program became an APA-accredited Ph.D. program. Prior to this since 1995 our program was an APA-accredited Psy.D. program. We are now only a Ph.D. program. The programís first Ph.D. degrees were conferred in 2010.

Time to Completion for All Students Entering the PhD Program

(Both Advanced Standing and entering with a Bachelorís Degree)

Outcome Year in which Degrees were Conferred
2008-2009* 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 Total
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript 0 4 4 9 8 5 4 34
Mean number of years to complete the program 0 5.17 6.08 5.19 5.16 4.87 6.50 5.50
Median number of years to complete the program 0 5.17 6.17 5.0 5.16 5.0 7.0 5.17
Time to Degree Ranges N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students in less than 5 years 0 0 2 50 1 25 4 45 3 37 2 40 1 25 13 38
Students in 5 years 0 0 0 0 1 25 1 11 3 37 2 40 0 0 7 21
Students in 6 years 0 0 2 50 0 0 2 22 1 12.5 1 20 1 25 7 21
Students in 7 years 0 0 0 0 1 25 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6
Students in more than 7 years 0 0 0 0 1 25 1 11 1 12.5 0 0 2 50 5 14

*The first cohort to graduate with a PhD was in 2010  

Time to Completion for Students entering the PhD Program with Advanced Standing

Outcome Year in which Degrees were Conferred
2008-2009* 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 Total
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript 0 4 3 7 7 3 3 27
Mean number of years to complete the program 0 5.17 6.67 5.14 5.18 4.44 6.20 5.50
Median number of years to complete the program 0 5.17 7.33 4.0 5.33 4.33 6.50 5.25
Time to Degree Ranges N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students in less than 5 years 0 0 2 50 0 0 4 58 3 43 2 67 1 33 12 44
Students in 5 years 0 0 0 0 1 33 0 0 2 28 1 33 0 0 4 15
Students in 6 years 0 0 2 50 0 0 1 14 1 14 0 0 1 33 5 19
Students in 7 years 0 0 0 0 1 33 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7
Students in more than 7 years 0 0 0 0 1 33 1 14 1 14 0 0 1 33 4 15

*The first cohort to graduate with a PhD was in 2010

Time to Completion for Students entering the PhD Program with a Bachelorís Degree

Outcome Year in which Degrees were Conferred
2008-2009* 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 Total
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript 0 0 1 2 1 2 1 7
Mean number of years to complete the program 0 0 4.33 5.34 5 5.5 7.5 5.53
Median number of years to complete the program 0 0 4.33 5.34 5 5.5 7.5 5.34
Time to Degree Ranges N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students in less than 5 years 0 0 0 0 1 100 0 0  0 0 0 0 0 1 14
Students in 5 years 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 50 1 100 1 50 0 0 3 43
Students in 6 years 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 50 0 0 1 50 0 0 2 29
Students in 7 years 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students in more than 7 years 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100 1 14

*The first cohort to graduate with a PhD was in 2010  

For program admissions policies that allow students to enter with credit for prior graduate work please refer to the CP Student Handbook, in the Advising Procedures section, by going to the current studentsí tab at: http://www.unco.edu/cebs/counspsych/current.html  

Program Costs:

Description 2015-2016 1st-year Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state) $15,525
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) $32,157
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students (if applicable) $575 (in-state); $1,191 (out-of-state)
University/institution fees or costs $837
Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g. books, travel, etc.) $725

The cost of attending UNC varies depending upon residency status. The Counseling Psychology Program is a member of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education's (WICHE) Western Regional Graduate Program. What membership in the WRGP means is that applicants who are residents of 15 western states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming) would qualify for resident tuition status starting their first year in the program. Applicants who are US citizens, but residents from other states would need to pay nonresident tuition their first year on campus, but could then qualify for resident tuition status after 1 year in Colorado. International students currently remain classified as nonresidents throughout their degree program. Current information regarding tuition and fees can be found on the Costs website by going to: http://www.unco.edu/costs/  

For more information regarding the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) go to http://www.wiche.edu/. For more information regarding WICHE's Western Regional Graduate Programs (WRGP) go to: http://wrgp.wiche.edu/

Students are eligible for federal loans, scholarships and grants. In the past three years all incoming students, second year students, and the majority of other returning students were offered assistantships through the program which paid for a portion of the studentís tuition and gave a stipend. Some students obtained assistantships across the campus (e.g., Career Services, Disability Support Services, University 101, School of Psychological Sciences). For more information regarding financial aid, please refer to http://www.unco.edu/ofa/index.asp

The UNC graduate tuition estimator provides an approximation of a student's billing calculation: https://apps.unco.edu/tuitioncalc/  

Internships:

Our doctoral students have successfully completed pre-doctoral internships at sites across the country. Doctoral students through 2009 were originally admitted into the previous Psy.D. program, and most took the option to switch over into the new Ph.D. program and graduated with a Ph.D. Our program now requires that students apply only to APA-accredited internship sites. Below are some data on student's outcomes,:

Internship Placement- Table 1

Outcome    Year Applied for Internship
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015
N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships 4 100 1 50 7 78 5 100 6 67 8 100 7 88
Students who obtained APPIC member internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 0 0 0 0 2 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 12
Students who obtained other membership organization internships (e.g. CAPIC) that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained  internships conforming to CDSPP guidelines that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained other internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 0 0
Students who obtained any internship 4 100 1 50 9 100 5 100 7 78 8 100 8 100
Students who sought or applied for internships, including those who withdrew from the application process 4 - 2 - 9 - 5 - 9 - 8 - 8 -

Internship Placement – Table 2

 Outcome Year Applied for Internship
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015
N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who sought or applied for internships, including those who withdrew from the application process 4 - 2 - 9 - 5 - 9 - 8 - 8 -
Students who obtained paid internships 4 100 1 100 9 100 5 100 7 100 8 100 8 100
Students who obtained half-time internships* (if applicable) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Attrition

Once admitted into our program, we work very hard to help ensure that students successfully progress toward degree completion. During the past 7 years our attrition, or dropout, rate has been about 4 percent (2 out of 50 students). Outcome data for our doctoral students for the past seven years are presented in the table below.

Variable Year of First Enrollment
2008-2009* 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015
N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students for whom this is the year of first enrollment (i.e. new students) 9 - 7 - 7 - 7 - 7 - 7 - 6 -
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 8 89 6 86 2 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students still enrolled in program 1 11 1 14 5 71 6 86 7 100 6 86 6 100
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 14 0 0 1 14 0 0

*During this year students were admitted as Psy.D. students and then transitioned to the Ph.D.

Licensure

Outcome 2005-2015
Total number of program graduates (doctoral degrees conferred on transcript) between 2 and 10 years ago 25
The number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists in the past 10 years 18
Licensure percentage 72

*The programís first Ph.D. degrees were conferred in 2010.