CWU_Mental_Health_Services_

AUCCCD Director Survey 2016-17

STAFF TO STUDENT RATIOS

Counseling Staff to Student Ratio (“Talk Therapy” FTE Staff Only) Size of Institution

# of Centers

Mean FTE

Under 1,501 1,501 – 2,500 2,501 – 5,000 5,001 – 7,500 7,501 – 10,000 10,001 – 15,000 15,001 – 20,000 20,001 – 25,000 25,001 – 30,000 30,001 – 35,000 35,001 – 45,000 45,001 and over

30 46 49 40 26 40 21 19 14

682 757

1321 1788 1953 1969 1906 2211 2210 1839 2386 2027

8

12

9

TOTAL 1578 NOTE: Although the “counselor-to-student” ratio is frequently utilized in estimating the adequacy of existing counseling center staff, what is considered a “good” ratio varies greatly from one institution to another, depending on factors such the percent of the student population that utilizes the counseling center. 314

# Students Served Per FTE “Talk Therapy” Staff

# of Centers

Mean # Students Served per FTE Staff

Size of Institution

Under 1,501 1,501 – 2,500 2,501 – 5,000 5,001 – 7,500 7,501 – 10,000 10,001 – 15,000 15,001 – 20,000 20,001 – 25,000 25,001 – 30,000 30,001 – 35,000 35,001 – 45,000 45,001 and over

30 46 49 40 26 40 21 19 14

99

104 125 119 128 121 107 117 113 114 101 99

8

12

9

TOTAL 114 NOTE: The number of students that a single FTE “talk therapist” can serve in a single year is a metric that is more consistent across size of institution, and percent of student body who utilize counseling services. As shown in the table above, a single FTE “talk therapist” can provide therapy for about 100 to 120 students in a single year. 314

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