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Student Outcomes

HSDA Majors

The following presents data on the number of HSDA graduates between fall 2013 and fall 2017.

  • Fall 2013: 119 Majors
  • Fall 2014: 124 Majors
  • Fall 2015: 108 Majors
  • Fall 2016: 93 Majors
  • Fall 2017: 98 Majors

HSDA Minors

The following table presents data on the number of declared HSDA minors, 2013-17. The HSDA minor was first offered in 2013 and has shown steady growth.

  • Fall 2013: 1
  • Fall 2014: 6
  • Fall 2015: 5
  • Fall 2016: 20
  • Fall 2017: 47

HSDA Graduates

The following table presents aggregate data on the number of HSDA graduates (2014-2017) with average GPA.

  • 2014: 30 HSDA Graduates, 3.2 Avg GPA
  • 2015: 44 HSDA Graduates, 3.22 Avg GPA
  • 2016: 43 HSDA Graduates, 3.03 Avg GPA
  • 2017: 36 HSDA Graduates, 3.13 Avg GPA

Post Graduation Outcomes

HSDA graduates do very well in the job market and the vast majority of HSDA students work in non-profit and government settings. A significant number also attend graduate school. In the three years represented in the below table, only three students are known to be unemployed, and two of those students are unemployed by choice. 

HSDA Alumni Employment & Graduate School Attendance, 2015-17

Year Employed Graduate School n
2015 71% 6% 45
2016 70% 13% 46
2017 78% 13% 32

HS-BCP Pass Rates

HSDA students do very well on the HS-BCP certification exam, especially when national trends are considered. The pass rate for all accredited programs is 60.1% and the pass rate for professionals is 67.19%.

  • 2014-15: 68.36%
  • 2015-16: 60%
  • 2016-17: 65%

Student HS-BCP Results by Content Area

The following table breaks down performance on the HS-BCP exam by content area.

Content Area S14 Mean
(n=16)
S15 Mean
(n=16)
S16 Mean
(n=14)
S17 Mean
(n=3)
Assessment, Service Planning & Outcome Evaluation 18 17.88 16.86 17.67
Theoretical Orientations/Interventions 16.4 14.69 15.79 13.33
Case Management, Professional Practice & Ethics 26 23.25 23.36 24.67
Administration, Program Development, Evaluation & Supervision 9.13 9.25 8.07 10.33

Recent Job Placements

  • Acceptance Recovery Center, Founder and Executive Director
  • Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS), Caseworker
  • Avita Community Partners, Residential Service Provider
  • Merdian Behavior Health Services, Employment Specialist
  • Legacy Link, Information Specialist
  • Legacy Link, CCSP Care Coordinator
  • Goodwill, Job Coach
  • Action Ministries, HIV Program, Case Manager
  • Atlanta Regional Commission, Aging and Independent Living Services
  • Dawson County Treatment Court, Coordinator
  • NE Georgia Health Systems, Physician Recruitment Coordinator
  • Behavior Health Service, Host Home Provider

Recent Graduate School Placements

  • Columbia University, Social Work
  • University of North Georgia, Human Services Delivery and Administration
  • University of North Georgia, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • University of Georgia, Social Work
  • University of Georgia, Public Health
  • Valdosta State University, Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Emory University, Sociology

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