Saint Xavier University Orland Park Campus

Graduate Program

Graduate Program Outcome Information 

The graduate program in speech-language pathology currently enrolls 68 full-time students. It is anticipated that 35 new students will be admitted for the fall 2013 semester.

Program Completion Rate

 Academic Year

Completed program within expected time frame

Completed program later than expected time frame

Not Completing

Percent completing within expected time frame

2015-2016 35 0 0 100%
2014-2015 32 1 1 94%
2013-2014 34 0 0 100%
3 year average 33.6 .33 .33 98%


A successful score on the PRAXIS exam, administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) is required for licensure in speech-language pathology in the State of Illinois. The profile of Saint Xavier University students passing the PRAXIS exam has been exemplary. The annual report from PRAXIS includes the results of all Saint Xavier students who have taken the exam.

Praxis Examination Pass Rates

 Academic Year Taking Exam Pass Rate
2015-2016   %
2014-2015 26 100%
2013-2014 24 100%
3 year average 25.67 99%

Alumni Employment

Prospects for employment in speech-language pathology within the State of Illinois are excellent, as they are in the neighboring states, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan.  Ninety-nine percent of the 103 graduates of the past few years (2010, 2011 and 2012) were all gainfully employed upon graduation and, to the best of our knowledge, remain so today.

Employment Rates of Graduates

Academic Year  Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates Employed
2015-2016 35 100%
2014-2015 32 100%
2013-2014 34 100%
3 year average 33.6 100%