Employment of substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors is projected to grow 22 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Review the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors for more information. Our students consistently rate the Graduate School with a high degree of satisfaction. From the class of 2015: 100% of graduates passed the first time taking the licensing/certification examination within six months of graduation 97% were successfully employed in the field within six months of graduation, of those seeking employment 100% reported a high degree of satisfaction with the education they received at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies (1) Cohort Year 1999-2011 MAAC: Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling - FT is considered a 3 semester completion CAC: Certificate in Addiction Counseling - FT is considered a 3 semester completion Enrollment counts as of 11th day of each term New first-time, full-time students entering in fall semester of specified year Retention Rates: Percentage of original cohort still enrolled at full-time status. Data points with fewer than 3 students (**) are not included in this table (available on a need to know basis for compliance purposes.) (2) Cohort Year 2012-2015 MA: Master of Arts programs CAC: Certificate in Addiction Counseling program Enrollment counts as of 11th day of each term New first-time, full-time students entering in the fall semester of specified year Retention Rates: This gives the percentage of first-time, full-time students enrolled (11th day) in a given fall semester who are still enrolled at the beginning (11th day) of the third semester.