Sllp Program Accreditation and Student Outcome Data

  • We offer a clinically focused Master of Science degree program, providing basic training for all practice settings (e.g., schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, clinics). We are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Our graduates meet the academic and practicum requirements to apply for (a) the Certificate of Clinical Competence awarded by ASHA, (b) a license to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and other states, and (c) certification through the Pennsylvania Department of Education to provide speech-language pathology services in the schools.

    We continually strive for excellence in preparing students for careers in speech-language pathology. To do this, we review our Speech-Language Pathology Program’s Long-Term Strategic Plan annually. The Master of Science (MS) education program in speech-language pathology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

    Here are the student outcome data for on-time program completion, program completion, praxis examination rates, and employment rates:

    Table 1: On-Time Program Completion
    Cohort # Completed Program Within Expected Timeframe % Completed Program Within Expected Timeframe % Completed
    Program
    2016–18 Cohort (Recent Year) 19 86% 95%
    2015–17 Cohort
    (1 Year Prior)
    22 100% 100%
    2014–16 Cohort
    (2 Years Prior)
    21 95% 100%
    2013–15 Cohort 20 91% 91%
    2012–14 Cohort 21 95% 100%
    2011–13 Cohort 22 100% 100%
    2010–12 Cohort 21 95% 95%
    2009–11 Cohort 20 91% 91%
    2008–10 Cohort 22 100% 100%
    2007–09 Cohort 22 100% 100%
    Table 2: Praxis Examination Pass Rates of Test-takers
    Cohort # Taking the Exam # Passed Exam Pass Rate (%)
    2018 – Recent Year 20 20 100%
    2017 – 1 Year Prior 22 22 100%
    2016 – 2 Years Prior 22 22 100%
    2015 20 20 100%
    2014 22 22 100%
    2013 22 22 100%
    2012 21 21 100%
    2011 21 21 100%
    2010 22 22 100%
    2009 22 22 100%

    An average of 97 percent of those students passed the national examination in Speech-Language Pathology on the first attempt, and 100 passed on their second attempt.

    Table 3: Employment Rates of Graduates
    Academic Year / Cohort # of Graduates % of Graduates
    2017 Graduates (Recent Year) 22 100%
    2016 Graduate (1 Year Prior) 22 100%
    2015 Graduates (2 Years Prior) 20 100%
    2014 Graduates 22 100%
    2013 Graduates 22 100%
    2012 Graduates 21 100%
    2011 Graduates 20 100%
    2010 Graduates 22 100%
    2009 Graduates 22 100%