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In accordance with the COAMFTE policies and procedures, COAMFTE publishes and disseminates aggregate accredited program enrollment and faculty demographics. The tables and figures below are based on self-reported data from 103 marriage and family therapy programs that submitted 2014 demographic data as part of their Annual Report or Self-Study materials. This number excludes those programs who submitted 2014 demographic data where the number of faculty and/or students broken down by gender did not equal the number of faculty and/or students broken down by ethnicity.

Table 1: Shows the student population of accredited programs broken down by gender and ethnicity.
Gender Doctoral
(n=21)
Master's
(n=72)
Post-Degree Institute
(n=10)
All Degree Types
(n=103)
Male 144 690 27 861
Female 510 4099 110 4719
 
 Ethnicity Doctoral
(n=21)
Master's
(n=72
Post-Degree Institute
(n=10)
All Degree Types
(n=103)
Non-resident (international) 32 75 2 109
African-American/African/Black/non-Hispanic 110 877 13 1000
Hispanic/Latino/Chicano 86 355 4 445
American Indian or Alaska Native 3 19 0 22
Asian or Pacific Islander 45 181 4 230
White/non-Hispanic 330 2779 97 3206
Multiethnic 17 168 11 196
Other 31 335 6 372



Table 2: Shows the faculty population of accredited programs broken down by gender and ethnicity.
Gender Doctoral
(n=21)
Master's
(n=72)
Post-Degree Institute
(n=10)
All Degree Types
(n=103)
Male 138 362 84 584
Female 216 604 112 932
 
 Ethnicity Doctoral
(n=21)
Master's
(n=72)
Post-Degree Institute
(n=10)
All Degree Types
(n=103)
Non-resident (international) 1 11 1 13
African-American/African/Black/non-Hispanic 37 78 18 133
Hispanic/Latino/Chicano 22 47 8 77
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 8 2 12
Asian or Pacific Islander 36 53 2 91
White/non-Hispanic 223 709 160 1092
Multiethnic 16 31 2 49
Other 17 29 3 49

About Accreditation

Accreditation is a voluntary process whose major purpose is to ensure quality in higher education. Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) reviews graduate programs in marriage and family therapy at a masters, doctoral and post-degree levels and grants accreditation to programs that meet and/or exceed accreditation standards.

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Tanya A. Tamarkin, Director, Educational Affairs
Phone: (703) 253-0457
 
Eric Shapiro, Education Specialist
Phone: (703) 253-0459 

Ryan Gallasch, Education Specialist
Phone: (703) 253-0473

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