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Student Outcome Data

Program Completion Rates, Praxis Examination Pass Rates, and Employment Rates of Graduates are updated near August 1 of each year.  The numbers indicate the number of graduate students in the most recent graduating class that have completed the program, passed the Praxis and accepted employment at the point of posting. 

Program Completion Rate

Period# completed program within expected time frame# completed later than expected time frame# not completing% completing within expected time frame
2013-2014 13 0 2 87%
2012-2013 14 0 1 93%
2011-2012 17 0 1 94%
3 year average    91%

Praxis Examination Pass Rates

Period# taking exampass rate (%)
2013-2014 13 100%
2012-2013 14 93%
2011-2012 17 94%
3 year average  96%

Employment Rates of Graduates

PeriodEmployment Rate in Profession
 # of graduates% of graduates
2013-2014 13 100%
2012-2013 14 93%
2011-2012 17 84%
3 year average 


Strategic Plan

Harding University

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Five Year Strategic Plan

(new five year plan currently being developed)

Our Vision…

is to be the best department for preparing speech-language pathologists.

Our Mission…

Is to prepare highly competent speech-language pathologists in a rigorous academic curriculum with an emphasis on Christian living, The program is designed to reflect the university goal of integrating faith, learning and living in order for the students to function within professional and global communities.


Christian—Practicing the principles we profess

Caring—Providing a safe and dynamic learning environment that encourages the development of individual potential

Ethical—Doing the right things for the right reasons

Quality—Dedication to uncompromising excellence

Innovation—Dedication to exploring and expanding the boundaries of knowledge

Teamwork—Working together to achieve shared goals

Stewardship—Managing and protecting our resources

Courage—Daring to be different by design

Our Standards of Excellence—Service, Communications, Courtesy, Flexibility, Helpfulness, Knowledge, Ownership, Professionalism, Responsiveness, and Safety

Our Strategic Priorities

  • Create and deliver the highest quality of didactic, clinical, and service programs that meet national standards
  • Attract, engage, and retain the most talented, qualified and diverse students, faculty, and staff
  • Inspire and achieve the highest levels of student learning, creativity, and success that encourage the development of individual potential in students, faculty, and staff
  • Provide excellent educational, student, and administrative support services and facilities