School of Social Work ranked 3rd Best in the Country

Our very own School of Social Work has been ranked #3 in the country by, as determined by ratings and reviews from current or recent graduate students.

The Top 10 Social Work Programs are:

1             New Mexico State University

2             CUNY Lehman College

3             Florida International University

4             Boise State University

5             University of Minnesota Twin Cities

6             University of Kansas

7             University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

8             Portland State University

9             Texas State University

10           Saint Louis University


In addition, the School of Social Work ranked #17 in career support, #7 for graduate program value, and #2 for social life. These rankings are a testament to the dedication of our faculty and staff to a program of excellence.

Program rankings were compiled using data gathered between September 1, 2012 and March 31, 2015, and encompass reviews posted by more than 70,000 students participating in over 1,600 graduate programs nationwide.  Ratings are based on a 10 star system (with 1 being the worst and 10 being the best). reached out to current and recent graduate students through scholarship entries as well as social media platforms, and assigned 15 ranking categories to each graduate program at each graduate school.  Rankings cover a variety of student topics such as academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid and quality of network. For a given graduate program, rankings were determined by calculating the average score for each program based on the 15 ranking categories.  These scores were then compared across all ranked schools for that program and are translated into a final ranking for that graduate program, i.e., “business and management”.  A given graduate program is not ranked until a minimum threshold of graduate student surveys is completed for that program.

Author: William-Jose Velez

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