Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

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Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

 

Information about applicants to the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), Clinical Specialization program and about students who are currently enrolled in this program is provided in the tables below. We have provided data about:

The information on this page reflects the last seven years(2004/05 - 2011/12).

Time to Completion
Table 1 provides the mean and median years that it took our students to graduate from the program, and how many graduates completed the program in less than 5 years, in 5 years, in 6 years, in 7 years, or in more than 7 years. The average time to completion for students entering with a Bachelor's degree is 6.03 years and the average time for students entering with a Master's degree is 5.89 years

Table 1. Time to Completion

Graduation Year 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011*
Entering with a Bachelor's Degree Number of students graduating 1 2 3 12 22 18 4
Mean years to completion 5.00 5.86 5.67 6.42 6.23 5.78 5.75
Median years to completion 5.00 6.00 5.00 6.50 6.00 6.00 6.00
Number and percentage of graduates completing the program in less than 5 years 1 (33%) 1 (4%) 5 (28%)/td> 1 (25%)
Number and percentage of graduates completing the program in less than 5 years 1 (100%) 2 (29%) 1 (33%) 3 (25%) 5 (23%) 2 (11%)
Number and percentage of graduates completing the program in less than 6 years 4 (57%) 3 (25%) 7 (32%) 7 (39%) 2 (50%)
Number and percentage of graduates completing the program in less than 7 years 1 (14%) 4 (33%) 2 (27%) 1 (6%) 1 (25%)
Number and percentage of graduates completing the program in less than 7 years 1 (33%) 2 (17%) 3 (14%) 3 (17%)
Entering with a Master's degree Number of students graduating 2 6 6 5 23 11 4
Mean years to completion 6.00 5.83 5.83 5.60 5.87 6.00 6.25
Median years to completion 6.00 5.50 6.00 4.00 5.00 6.00 5.50
Number and percentage of graduates completing the program in less than 5 years 2 (33%) 3 (60%) 2 (9%) 1 (9%)
Number and percentage of graduates completing the program in 5 years 3 (50%) 12 (52%) 4 (36%) 2 (50%)
Number and percentage of graduates completing the program in 6 years 2 (100%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (13%) 4 (36%) 1 (25%)
Number and percentage of graduates completing the program in 7 years 2 (33%) 1 (17%) 1 (20%)
Number and percentage of graduates completing the program in 7 years 2 (17%) 1 (20%) 6 (26%) 2 (18%) 1 (25%)
Total number of students graduating 3 13 9 17 45 29 8

Program Costs
This table outlines the tuition cost per full-time* student entering in August 2011

Table 2: Program Costs

Fulltime* students
First Year Second Year Third Year Fourth Year Fifth Year Total
Tuition $26,880 $28,560 $29,400 $12,600 $4,200 $101,640
32 credits 34 credits 35 credits 15 credits** 5 credits 121 credits

*Full-time is calculated as two courses per term, and five terms in one calendar year. Cost per credit is $840 as of August 2011.
**Total number of credits is dependent upon the elective concentration. p>

Table 3: This table outlines other expenses related to the program.

Student Fees* $30 per term
Comprehensive Exams $100 (per 1st time and retake)
Assessment/Materials Fee $50-$100, based on subject matter
Clinical Practicum $30 per term
Graduation Fee** $500
Audit Students approved to audit a course must pay tuition equal to 50% of the normal course tuition. The audit fee must be paid prior to the start of the course.
Student Professional Liability Insurance Two months prior to beginning PSY 6961 Clinical Practicum, subsequent practica, or Pre-Doctoral Internship experience, PsyD, Clinical Specialization students must have the minimum required student professional liability insurance. Cost of the insurance is the responsibility of the student. Proof of insurance must be submitted to the Director of Clinical Training.
Professional Memberships Students admitted to the PsyD, Clinical Specialization program are required to join the American Psychological Association (APA) as student members. University of the Rockies will pay the annual student-rate membership dues in the form of a student account credit. When a student submits a receipt for the required student-rate annual dues, that amount will be credited toward the next term's tuition. Memberships in other professional associations are the student's responsibility.

*Student fees include $10 Graduate Student Association and $20 Technology Fee per term. Students in internship or Dissertation only are exempt from the Technology Fee.

**This fee is a requirement for all students and pays for the final audit of the degree, one official transcript, and the processing, printing, packaging, and shipping of the diploma. It is the student's responsibility to submit payment for this fee on or near the time the Petition to Graduate is submitted. The Graduation Fee must be paid by the student and cannot be deducted from a student's Financial Aid disbursement. Payment must be received before transcripts or diplomas can be released.


Table 4: This table outlines some of the sources of funding assistance. Please refer to the current catalof for the most up-to-date list of scholarships available.

Financial Aid The University will provide assistance to all students who are eligible for financial aid. The University provides a convenient online application process. This process includes access to required financial aid forms, options for electronically signing the application, and links to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Master Promissory Note. All students seeking federal financial aid benefits must be admitted to a financial-aid eligible degree program to determine financial aid eligibility. To select the Financial Aid Plan as the primary financing option, at least 50% of a student's annual tuition must be funded through the federal financial aid benefits. For the purposes of Financial Aid, students at University of the Rockies may be eligible to apply for the following student financial aid programs:
  • Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized)
  • Direct Graduate PLUS Loans
  • Veterans Educational Benefits
  • Military Tuition Assistance
  • Employer Reimbursement
Federal Direct Loan (Subsidized) (Interest Rate is 6.8%) This loan is need based. The government pays the interest while the student is in school and during the student's 6-month post-attending grace period. The student is held responsible for paying the interest after the grace period.
Federal Direct Loan (Unsubsidized) (Interest Rate is 6.8%) This loan is non-need based. The student is held responsible for paying the interest on this loan starting from the time of the first disbursement.
Direct Graduate PLUS Loan (Interest Rate is 7.9%) This loan is non-need based. The student is responsible for paying the interest on this loan starting from the time of the first disbursement. The approval for this loan is established through a credit check. If denied, a student may apply using a co-signer.
Military Veterans Assistance Plan University of the Rockies is approved to train veterans and their eligible dependents. The Military Veterans Assistance Plan requires that all tuition and any applicable fees be paid prior to each course's start date, with the exception of the first 60 days in the student's first academic year. Under this plan, tuition payment is deferred for the first 60 days of continuous enrollment in a degree program, regardless of when the student receives disbursement from the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
Military Tuition Assistance Plan University of the Rockies is approved for active duty Military Tuition Assistance. Students are required to submit Tuition Assistance (TA) vouchers at least five (5) days prior to the start of each course. Any tuition and applicable fees not covered by the TA program must be paid prior to the start date of each course.
Scholarships During each academic year, University of the Rockies awards several scholarships to on-campus students that reflect our commitment to our core values: Integrity, Service, Excellence, and Diversity. Scholarship recipients are selected by a variety of committees representing faculty and administrators.

Internships
This table provides data on our PsyD, Clinical Specialization students' success in obtaining internships. Data covers the past seven years and is based on the total number of students who sought or applied for an internship in each year.

Table 5: Internships

2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
Total number of students who sought internships 11 19 20 28 14 25 20
Number (percent) of students who obtained internships 11 (100%) 19 (100%) 19 (95%) 28 (100%) 14 (100%) 17 (68%) 20 (100%)
Number (percent) of students who obtained paid internships 3 (27%) 1 (5%) 7 (35%) 15 (54%) 4 (28%) 9 (68%) 11 (55%)
Number (percent) of students who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships 2 (18%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 1 (5%)
Number (percent) of students who obtained non-accredited, APPIC internships 2 (18%) 4 (21%) 7 (35%) 1 (3%) 8 (57%) 1 (4%) 2 (10%)
Number (percent) of students who obtained non-accredited other membership internships (e.g., CAPIC) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Number (percent) of students who obtained non-accredited internships conforming to CDSPP guidelines 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Number (percent) of students who obtained two-year, half-time internships 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 3 (15%)

Attrition
This table shows the number and percentage of PsyD, Clinical Specialization students who did not complete the program in the last seven years. These figures were calculated for each of the past seven years by dividing the number of PsyD, Clinical Specialization students in a cohort who left the program for any reason by the total number of PsyD, Clinical Specialization students who initially enrolled in the same cohort.

Table 6: Attrition

Year of first enrollment Number of students enrolled Number and percentage who graduated with a doctorate Number and percentage of students still enrolled in the program Number and percentage of students no longer enrolled for any reason other than graduation
2005-2006 40 13 (32.5%) 10 (25.0%) 17 (42.5%)
2006-2007 20 6 (30%) 7 (35.0%) 7 (35.0%)
2007-2008 7 0 (0.0%) 4 (57.1%) 3 (42.9%)
2008-2009 26 5 (19.2%) 17 (65.4%) 4 (15.4%)
2009-2010 16 0 (0.0%) 11 (68.7%) 5 (31.3%)
2010-2011 38 0 (0%) 32 (84.2%) 6 (15.8%)
2011-2012 17 0 (0%) 17 (100%) 0 (0.0%)

Licensure
This table shows the number and percentage of PsyD, Clinical Specialization program graduates who became licensed psychologists within the preceding decade.

  • The denominator number is the total number of program graduates in the past 10 years, minus the number who graduated in the past 2 years (i.e., the total number of graduates between 2 and 10 years ago).
  • The numerator is the number of graduates who became licensed psychologists in that same 8 year period (i.e. between 2 and 10 years ago).
  • The licensure percentage, then, is calculated by dividing the number of graduates who became licensed psychologists in the 8 year span from 2 to 10 years ago by the number of doctoral degrees awarded by the program over that same period.

 

Number of licensed graduates between 2 and 10 years ago* 39
Number of graduates between 2 and 10 years ago 86
Percentage of licensed graduates* 45.3

*This is based on information from alumni surveys, with response from 59 graduates. The percentage of graduates who are licensed based on responses from these 59 graduates is 39/59 = 66.1%

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