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Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

Education Outcomes

"Domain G of the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation of Programs in Professional Psychology (G&P) requires that doctoral graduate programs provide potential students, current students and the public with accurate information on the program and on program expectations. This information is meant to describe the program accurately and completely, using the most up-to-date data on education and training outcomes, and be presented in a manner that allows applicants to make informed decisions about entering the program."
(Commission on Accreditation, March 2012)


Time to Completion

Mean and median number of years that students have taken to complete the program from the time of program entrance. (Note: '-' indicates no students in this category; '*' indicates students in this category are still matriculating).

Time to Completion for students entering the program with a bachelor's degree (if applicable)
Year
07-08
08-09
09-10
10-11
11-12
12-13
13-14
Total
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript
1
2
1
2
5
2
3
16
Mean number of years to complete the program
5.0
8.5
5.0
5.0
6.2
5.5
5.7
5.8
Median number of years to complete the program
5.0
7.0
5.0
5.0
6.0
5.5
5
5
Time to Degree Ranges
N (%)
N (%)
N (%)
N (%)
N (%)
N (%)
N (%)
N (%)
Students in less than 5 years
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
Students in 5 years
1 (100)
0 (0)
1 (100)
2 (100)
2 (40)
1 (50)
2 (67)
9 (56)
Students in 6 years
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
1 (20)
0 (0)
0 (0)
1 (06)
Students in 7 years
0 (0)
1 (50)
0 (0)
0 (0)
1 (20)
1 (50)
1 (33)
4 (25)
Students in > 7 years
0 (0)
1 (50)
0(0)
0 (0)
1 (20)
0 (0)
0 (0)
2 (13)

Time to Completion for students entering the program with advanced degree (if applicable)
Year
07-08
08-09
09-10
10-11
11-12
12-13
13-14
13-14
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript
0
0
0
0
2
2
1
5
Mean number of years to complete the program
0
0
0
0
4
5.75
4
4.4
Median number of years to complete the program
0
0
0
0
4
5.75
4
4
Time to Degree Ranges
N (%)
N (%)
N (%)
N (%)
N (%)
N (%)
N (%)
N (%)
Students in less than 5 years
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
2 (100)
1 (50)
1 (100)
4 (80)
Students in 5 years
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
Students in 6 years
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
Students in 7 years
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
Students in > 7 years
0 (0)
0 (0)
0(0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
1 (50)
1 (0)
1 (20)

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Program Costs

Current Program costs (i.e., tuition and fees) per student are provided on the University of Rhode Island web site at the following address: http://www.uri.edu/es/acadinfo/acadyear/tuition.html

Annual Full-Time Costs for Tuition and Required Fees: (Kingston Enrollment)
Graduate (9-15 credits)
Tuition
  • Instate
  • Outstate
  • Regional
  • Cost
  • $11,532.00
  • $23,606.00
  • $17,298.00
  • Registration Fee $60.00
    Health Services Fee $496.00
    Technology Fee $82.00
    Student Services Fee $804.00
    Acc/Sick Insurance Fee (may be waived)* $1,873.00 ($1,165.00 for Spring only)
    Total
  • Instate
  • Outstate
  • Regional
  • Cost
  • $14,847.00
  • $26,921.00
  • $20,613.00
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    Internships

    The following Table provides information regarding our students' success in obtaining internships over the past seven years. These data show the number of students in the following categories:
    • The number who applied to internships
    • The number who obtained paid internships
    • The number who obtained APPlC member internships
    • The number who obtained APA/CPA accredited internships
    • The number who obtained internships conforming to Council of Directors of School Psychology Programs (CDSPP) guidelines (School Psychology only)
    • The number who obtained two-year, half-time internships

    Student Internship Data 2007-2014
    For academic years:
    07-08
    08-09
    09-10
    10-11
    11-12
    12-13
    13-14
    Number of students who applied for internships
    2
    2
    1
    4
    5
    3
    3
    Number (%) of students applying, who obtained internships
    2 (100)
    2 (100)
    1 (100)
    4 (100)
    5 (100)
    3 (100)
    3 (100)
    Number (%) of students applying, who obtained APA/CPA accredited internships
    1 (50)
    1 (50)
    0 (0)
    1 (25)
    0 (0)
    0 (0)
    0 (0)
    *Number (%) of students applying, who obtained internships conforming to CDSPP guidelines that were not APA/CPA accredited
    2 (100)
    2 (100)
    1 (100)
    4 (100)
    5 (100)
    3 (100)
    3 (100)
    Number (%) of total who obtained paid internships
    2 (100)
    2 (100)
    1 (100)
    4 (100)
    5 (100)
    3 (100)
    3 (100)
    Number of total who obtained half-time internships
    0
    1
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0

    * All doctoral internships completed by students in our program conform to the Internship Guidelines of the Council of Directors of School Psychology Programs.

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    Attrition

    The following Table provides the number and percentage of students who have failed to complete the program once matriculated:

    Attrition Data 2005-2012
    For academic years:
    2007-08
    2008-09
    2009-10
    2010-11
    2011-12
    2012-13
    2013-14
    Students for whom this is the year of first enrollment (i.e. new students)
    3 (100)
    3 (100)
    5 (100)
    7 (100)
    6 (100)
    8 (100)
    5 (100)
    Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts
    3 (100)
    2 (67)
    2 (40)
    1 (14)
    1 (17)
    0 (0)
    0 (0)
    Students still enrolled in program
    0 (0)
    1 (33)
    3 (60)
    3 (42)
    5 (83)
    8 (100)
    4 (80)
    Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree
    0 (0)
    0 (0)
    0 (0)
    3 (42)
    0 (0)
    0 (0)
    1 (20)

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    Licensure

    Outcome 2002-2012
    Total number of students with doctoral degrees conferred on transcript in time period
    30
    Number of students with doctoral degrees conferred on transcripts who became licensed doctoral psychologists in time period
    13
    Licensure percentage
    43%

    *A Note on Licensure

    From 2002 to 2012 the Program graduated 30 doctoral students. Of these, 13 graduates (43%) have obtained licensure as a psychologist. While a licensure rate of 43% of our graduates over the past 10 years may appear to be a moderate rate, it should be noted that our program and curriculum prepare interested graduates to take the national psychology licensure exam and to qualify as State board licensed psychologists. Further, it should be noted that according to information published by the Association of State and Provincial Licensing Boards (http://www.asppb.net/files/public/EPPP%20FIles/ASPPBExamScoresByDocPrgm.pdf) the pass rate for our graduates taking the exam since 2006 is 92%. Yet, as with many school psychology doctoral programs our program is focused on the provision of psychological services in pre-school through secondary level public school settings rather than in clinic, medical, or independent practice settings. We believe our graduates’ moderate rate of psychology licensure may be due to a focus on working in school settings. Such work typically requires a separate State Department of Education school psychologist credential, and psychology board licensure is usually not accepted as a means for obtaining such a credential. All of our graduates are eligible for obtaining State Department of Education credentials as school psychologists, and virtually all of them hold such credentials in one or more states. In addition, the majority of our graduates also have obtained the Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential. Potential applicants to our program who wish to eventually become board licensed psychologists should be aware that our program can and does provide appropriate support for achieving this professional goal for each student in the program.

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