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COAMFTE Student Achievement Criteria Data for CSUN
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Accredited: November 1, 2016


CSUN’s MFT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). Accreditation is a voluntary process that is designed to ensure the quality of education provided by marriage and family therapy programs. All accredited programs are expected to meet or exceed all standards of accreditation throughout their period of accreditation. As part of this process and in accordance with the Accreditation Standards Version 12, programs are required to meet COAMFTE Student Achievement Criteria by cohort and publish this information on the homepage of its website. Below please find tables reporting student achievement data for CSUN.

Student Achievement Criteria I
The Commission requires that each program report Graduation Rates for minimum, advertised, and maximum length of time for each cohort. The rate is calculated by dividing the total number of individuals enrolling in the program by the total number of individuals graduating within each time period.

Student Achievement Criteria II
The Commission requires that each program report Job Placement Rates for each cohort. This rate is calculated by dividing the number of individuals who entered in the year listed that are employed using skills developed in their program of study divided by the number of individuals that provided their employment status to the program.

Student Achievement Criteria III
The Commission requires that each program maintain an annual average pass rate of 70 percent for students in each entering year taking the exam required by the program's state or province to obtain licensure. The pass rate is calculated by dividing the number of individuals passing the exam by the number of individuals taking the exam by cohort.

Student/Graduate Achievement Disclosure


COAMFTE Student Achievement Criteria Data for CSUN Marriage and Family Therapy
Accredited: November 2016

Cohort Year Students Entered Program*
# of Students in Program
Graduation Rate (%)**
Job Placement Rate (%)***
National Exam Pass Rate (%)****
2014-2015
56
83%
92%
NA: See note below
2015-2016
56
88%
90%
NA: See note below
2016-2017
56
NA
NA
NA
2017-2018
56
NA
NA
NA


Exam Pass Rate by Annual Year (not cohort) from State Licensing Board:
Most recent CSUN data:
Pass rate for law and ethics exam 2016: 86% (state average for all universities 65%)
Pass rate for clinical exam 2016: 71% (state average for all universities 58%)

* Programs are only required to provide data on the past 10 years/cohort or since the program was initial accredited, whichever is shorter.
** Programs should report graduation rates for program’s Advertised Length of Completion. The Advertised Length of Completion is how long the program is designed to complete as written.
***This is defined as the percentage of graduates from the cohort year listed that are employed within 3 years of their graduation utilizing skills learned in the COAMFTE accredited program. Masters and Doctoral programs are required to provide this information. Post-Degree programs are encouraged to share this with the public.
**** Master programs are required to provide this information. Doctoral and Post-Degree programs are encouraged to share this with the public. For Master’s programs only, COAMFTE has established a benchmark of 70% pass rate for each cohort. Programs in California can use the California Law and Ethics exam for MFTs to meet this requirement.



*Minimum length of time is the shortest time possible that a student could complete the program (i.e., a student doubled up on coursework one semester and was able to graduate early). Advertised length of time is how long the program is designed to complete as written. Maximum length of time is the maximum allowable time in which a student could finish the program (i.e., if a student needed to take time off due to illness, family responsibilities, etc.).

**Program are only required to provide data on the past 10 years/cohort or since the program was initial accredited, whichever is shorter

***This is defined as the percentage of graduates from the cohort year listed that are employed within 3 years of their graduation utilizing skills learned in the COAMFTE accredited program. Masters and Doctoral programs are required to provide this information. Post-Degree programs are encouraged to share this with the public.

**** Master programs are required to provide this information. Doctoral and Post-Degree programs are encouraged to share this with the public. For Master’s programs only, COAMFTE has established a benchmark of 70% pass rate for each cohort.