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Aggregated Program Demographic Data 

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 118 marriage and family therapy programs that submitted 2015 demographic data as part of their Annual Report or Self-Study materials. This number excludes those programs who submitted 2015 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 167 790 28 985
Female 515 4656 137 5308
Ethnicity Doctoral
(n=21)
Master's
(n=72
Post-Degree Institute
(n=10)
All Degree Types
(n=103)
Non-resident (international) 42 58 2 102
African-American/African/Black/non-Hispanic 123 1027 12 1162
Hispanic/Latino/Chicano 88 488 5 581
American Indian or Alaska Native 3 22 1 26
Asian or Pacific Islander 49 218 5 272
White/non-Hispanic 341 3114 124 3579
Multiethnic 20 199 11 230
Other 16 320 5 341

 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 137 434 89 660
Female 241 748 138 1127
Ethnicity Doctoral
(n=21)
Master's
(n=72)
Post-Degree Institute
(n=10)
All Degree Types
(n=103)
Non-resident (international) 3 9 1 13
African-American/African/Black/non-Hispanic 37 94 20 151
Hispanic/Latino/Chicano 28 57 11 96
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 5 2 9
Asian or Pacific Islander 33 75 3 111
White/non-Hispanic 250 899 182 1331
Multiethnic 10 23 2 35
Other 15 20 6 41

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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Contact Information

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

COAMFTE
Direct Fax Number: (703) 253-0508 

Accreditation Standards

Programs applying for COAMFTE accreditation are required to meet or exceed current Accreditation Standards throughout their period of accreditation.

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