The Professional Counselor | Volume 10, Issue 4 507 over a 10-year period and insight toward publication trends among non–PhD-level institutions using the posterior distributions. Method In order to answer the research questions, a list of all CACREP-accredited counseling programs in the United States was compiled by the principal investigator using the CACREP website directory. Next, a list of peer-reviewed journals affiliated with the American Counseling Association (ACA) was created. All journals were included, regardless of whether they published during the entire 10-year time period. Database search engines (e.g., EBSCOAcademic Search Complete) and publisher websites were used as the primary tools to locate all articles published in every identified journal during the specific time period. After articles were secured, a database was created where authors’ associated institutions at the time of publication were indexed. At least one author for each publication was associated with a CACREP-accredited counseling program, an inclusion criterion for this study. Thus, if an article was authored by two faculty at two different CACREP-accredited programs, both institutions received credit for that publication. Finally, each institution’s most recent Carnegie classification was identified. A total of 5,250 publications authored by faculty at 396 institutions with CACREP-accredited programs were included in the analysis. The total number of publications accounts for articles with multiple authors from different institutions, with potentially different Carnegie classifications, being counted more than once. For example, an article authored by two faculty, one from an R1 institution and one from an M1, was counted as two publications. The rationale for this was that each institution listed on any given article would receive credit for this publication. R1 programs accounted for 37.68% (M = 33.53) and R2 accounted for 31.37% (M = 25.34) of publications in ACA-affiliated journals (see Table 1 for a detailed breakdown of institution and publications in ACA-affiliated journals). Table 1 Breakdown of Observed Data of Total Publications by Carnegie Classification Total Publications Carnegie Classification # of Programs % # of Pubs % Mean SD Var R1—Very High Research Activity 59 14.86 1,978 37.68 33.53 30.53 932.05 R2—High Research Activity 65 16.37 1,647 31.37 25.34 28.29 800.45 D/PU—Doctoral/Professional Universities 71 17.88 652 12.42 9.18 13.36 178.52 M1—Larger Master’s Program 116 29.47 802 15.28 6.91 9.71 93.90 M2—Medium Master’s Program 43 10.83 105 2.00 2.44 3.14 9.87 M3—Smaller Master’s Program 13 3.27 20 0.38 1.54 2.30 5.27 Bacc.—Baccalaureate Colleges 9 2.27 9 0.17 1.00 1.32 1.75 SF—Special Focus Institutions 20 5.04 37 0.70 1.85 2.56 6.56 Total 396 5250 13.26 21.32 Note. This table provides the descriptive statistics for programs and publications by Carnegie classification. Only CACREP-accredited programs were included.