Department ofMarriage & Family Therapy

Program Performance

This page will give you a sense of the graduation rates, employment rates, and rates of our graduates who pass the national MFT exam.

Employment Statistics

We survey our graduates each December/January, and the following is based on the total number of responses received.  The last two columns show how many months graduates were typically looking for work, and the average length of time to find employment post-graduation.

Graduating Year # Responses/# Graduates
Average # Months Looking  Average # Months Post Grad to Find Employment
2013 8/19 1.25 .18
2012 14/16 1.7 1.6
2011 10/13 2.5 2.3
2010 11/20 1.79 0.18
2009 13/18 1.58 0.57
2008 11/20 2.5 0.36

Graduation Rates and Pass Rates

The following data is based on PLU data.  N/A is shown where either a) graduation is pending, b) eligibility for taking the national exam is pending, or C) eligibility for licensure is pending.

Cohort Year Graduation Rate National Exam Pass Rate Licensure Rate
Fall 2005 - Spring 2006 89.47% 100.00% 58.82%
Fall 2006 - Spring 2007 90.00% 100.00% 72.22%
Fall 2007 - Spring 2008 78.26% 100.00% 44.44%
Fall 2008 - Spring 2009 95.24% 100.00% 25.00%
Fall 2009 - Spring 2010 76.47% 100.00% 23.08%
Fall 2010 - Spring 2011 84.21% 100.00% n/a
Fall 2011 - Spring 2012 94.74% n/a n/a
Fall 2012 - Spring 2013 n/a n/a n/a
Fall 2013 - Spring 2014 n/a n/a n/a

Questions?

You may contact the Office of Admission (gradadmission@plu.edu, 253-535-8570) or the MFT Department (mfth@plu.edu or 253-535-8782)