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2022 Best Colleges for Social Work

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22,681

Graduates Per Year

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$41K

Average Salary

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#26

Most Popular Major

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TOP

50

Popularity

Very Popular

22,681

268% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

602

214% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

25

Liberal Arts and Sciences

24,981

26

Social Work

22,681

27

Mathematics

21,856

Cost

Median Cost

$29,255

8% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

216

Pharmacology and Toxicology

$29,288

217

Social Work

$29,255

Salary

Low Salary

$32,376

16% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

244

Russian Language and Literature

$32,391

245

Social Work

$32,376

246

Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects

$32,347

Professors

Bad

4/5

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

231

Multicultural and Diversity Studies

232

Social Work

233

Biology

Students

Average Diversity

3.8/5

4.79% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

184

Organizational Leadership

185

Social Work

186

Foreign Languages and Literatures

SUMMARY

Going to school for Social Work is a valuable choice and naturally an obligatory first step for pupils endeavoring to pursue a career as a senior social worker, a hospice social worker, or a medical social worker. Interestingly, nationally, social work is somewhat popular ranking as the 26th most popular degree. Last year alone, there were 22,681 social work graduates. In-state tuition for social work at private schools is, on average, 3.2 times more expensive than their public rivals.

There are 602 universities that offer social work. 602 colleges is fairly average in terms of the number of institutions which offer each degree. If you're hoping to surround yourself with other social work majors, consider looking at universities in California which have the most undergrads admitted to social work annually. Zooming out, the best region to major in social work is in the Southeast region with University of Central Florida, Florida Atlantic University, and Liberty University best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the top conference to major in social work is the Sun Belt Conference with Troy University, Texas State University, and The University of Texas at Arlington representing the conference. That said, our choice for the best college for social work is New York University. You might also want to check out our list of the best colleges.

The objectively 'best' school is not necessarily the 'best' school for every student. There can be tons of angels to consider when deciding on institution. Features such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food could definitely sway one's decision on which college to attend. At Authority, we've evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which social work university boasts the best campus, the winner is New York University. If, for example, you are very interested in which college boasts the best campus, then we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, professor reviews, government databases, and more so we can evaluate every U.S. major in an unbiased and informative way. You can explore our comprehensive list for the colleges with the best student life here and, from that list, our pick of the college with the best student life for social work is University of Wisconsin-Madison. Curious why? Keep reading to learn more about our top recommendations. Many of our decisions just might surprise you.

If price is a major influence in your choice of where you attend school, you might be cautious about Boston University. Boston University is our most expensive college for social work, at least for out of state students. We have a page for the most expensive colleges that might put the price tag of Boston University into perspective. You could also be interested to know that social work is the 217th most expensive major in America, with an average bill of $29,300. To zoom out a little, the most expensive state for social work in the nation is Rhode Island with expenses at the primary three colleges Providence College of $51,490, Rhode Island College at $21,683, and expenses at Salve Regina University of $21,683. To zoom out even further, the most costly region for social work is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Sacred Heart University with a cost of $42,800, Boston University with a cost of $54,720, and Providence College with a cost of $51,490.

Our cheapest region for social work is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Brigham Young University-Idaho with a cost of $4,208, Salish Kootenai College with a cost of $10,260, and Weber State University with a cost of $14,973. In better news, the most affordable university for social work is Florida Atlantic University. Authority.org's entire list of the most affordable colleges can be found here.

In-state attendees can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $9,400 for a degree in social work. The cost swells significantly to a median of $20,700 for an out-of-state public-school student. As such, you might be interested in our selection for the college representing the best value for social work: Boston University. Here you can see our comprehensive list of the colleges we see as being the best value in general. With that said, this list is based on being an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for social work majors differ widely, but within two years graduation students will regularly earn around $41,200. There can be a lot of variation in earnings; highest paid earners can bring in up to $69,700. Even straight out of school, the lowest end jobs within the social work field make $23,900, which could be worse. The highest earning grads from social work attended Boston University and if you are looking for universities with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The prevailing diversity of social work sits on the higher end, being within the 53rd percentile of all majors. The university with the highest composite diversity for social work is New York University and here you can find our general list for the schools which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Social Work major is only within the 59th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is actually greater, ranking in the 65th percentile. White collegians make up the largest proportion at 55% of those majoring in social work. Additionally, 88% of scholars seeking a social work degree are women.

The median ranking of social work professors is 4 stars, a score that is right on the average score for all majors; which is a fine. If you are curious about the most popular social work professor in the country, consider looking up Henriette Warren from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. It may surprise you, but the best rated professors for social work according to students are found at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. If we incorporate data beyond simply rankings it becomes clear that the university possessing comprehensively the best professors for social work is New York University. One can find more detail on our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, as well as some of the finest examples of professors in the country.

Finally, the most difficult university to get into for social work is New York University. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have a comprehensive page for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we hope you understand that looking at higher education from examples only informed by superlatives can cause problems. We at Authority hope you look at some of our other pages on different topics and peruse a few of Authority's background pages on important things to look out for as you continue your college search.

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New York University

#1 Best Colleges for Social Work

New York University is a very large private university located in New York, NY ranked 25th in America. It has a total of 29,902 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 16.2% of applicants. New York University offers 564 different majors and is best known for its Drama, Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, and Management Information Systems programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $50,684 per year, New York University is exceptionally expensive. 73.93% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $61,900 per year, which is 49% over the national median.

New York, NY

www.nyu.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

58,091

Students

#25

Ranking

$50,684

Tuition

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

#2 Best Colleges for Social Work

Rutgers University-New Brunswick is a very large public university located in New Brunswick, NJ ranked 144th in the US. It has a total of 40,836 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 61.22% of applicants. Rutgers University-New Brunswick offers 374 different majors and is best known for its Human Resources, Social Work, and Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,230 for in-state students and $29,012 for those from out-of-state, Rutgers University-New Brunswick is somewhat moderately expensive. 72.03% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring in more or less $57,900 per year, which is 39% greater than the national median.

New Brunswick, NJ

https://newbrunswick.rutgers.edu

A

Rating

61%

Acceptance

57,162

Students

#144

Ranking

$29,012

Tuition

The University of Texas at Arlington

#3 Best Colleges for Social Work

The University of Texas at Arlington is a very large public university located in Arlington, TX ranked 30th in Texas. It has a total of 42,763 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 82.89% acceptance rate. The University of Texas at Arlington offers 179 different majors and is best known for its Social Work, Construction Engineering, and General Studies programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 9th, and 13th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,624 for students from Texas and $25,713 for those from out-of-state, The University of Texas at Arlington is reasonably pricey. 50.84% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring in more or less $48,700 per year, which is 17% greater than the national median.

Arlington, TX

https://WWW.UTA.EDU

C+

Rating

83%

Acceptance

60,035

Students

#800

Ranking

$25,713

Tuition

University of California-Berkeley

#4 Best Colleges for Social Work

University of California-Berkeley is a very large public university located in Berkeley, CA ranked 68th in the United States. It has a total of 32,700 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 16.25% of applicants. University of California-Berkeley offers 315 different majors and is best known for its Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Natural Resources and Conservation, and Environmental Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Berkeley is rather costly. 58.68% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the workforce. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home roughly $64,700 per year, which is 56% above the national median.

Berkeley, CA

www.berkeley.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

45,183

Students

#68

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Ohio State University-Main Campus

#5 Best Colleges for Social Work

Ohio State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Columbus, OH ranked 160th in the nation. It has a total of 50,053 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 53.74% of applicants. Ohio State University-Main Campus offers 382 different majors and is best known for its Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Operations Management and Supervision, and Educational Administration and Supervision programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,197 for students from Ohio and $31,174 for those from out-of-state, Ohio State University-Main Campus is somewhat moderately high-priced. 59.09% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw close to $46,100 per year, which is 11% over the national median.

Columbus, OH

www.osu.edu/

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

66,178

Students

#160

Ranking

$31,174

Tuition

Fordham University

#6 Best Colleges for Social Work

Fordham University is a large private university located in Bronx, NY ranked 108th in the nation. It has a total of 10,447 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 45.88% acceptance rate. Fordham University offers 207 different majors and is best known for its Accounting and Finance, Digital Arts, and Social Work programs (nationally ranked 4th, 6th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,980 per year, Fordham University is very pricey. 75.94% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make close to $59,200 per year, which is 43% over the national median.

Bronx, NY

www.fordham.edu

A

Rating

46%

Acceptance

18,774

Students

#108

Ranking

$52,980

Tuition

The University of Texas at Austin

#7 Best Colleges for Social Work

The University of Texas at Austin is a very large public university located in Austin, TX ranked 81st in America. It has a total of 43,132 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting barely below 1 out of every 3 applicants. The University of Texas at Austin offers 339 different majors and is best known for its Communication Sciences and Disorders, Writing, and Accounting programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,824 for students from Texas and $38,326 for those from out-of-state, The University of Texas at Austin is quite expensive. 77.77% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn more or less $58,200 per year, which is 40% above the national median.

Austin, TX

www.utexas.edu

A+

Rating

32%

Acceptance

55,128

Students

#81

Ranking

$38,326

Tuition

California State University-Los Angeles

#8 Best Colleges for Social Work

California State University-Los Angeles is a very large public institution located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 73rd in California. It has a total of 25,613 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 47.81% acceptance rate. California State University-Los Angeles offers 152 different majors and is best known for its Technology Teacher Education, Fire Protection, and Social Work programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for in-state students and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California State University-Los Angeles is reasonably priced. 55.77% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home near $46,100 per year, which is 11% over the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

www.calstatela.edu

C+

Rating

48%

Acceptance

29,963

Students

#744

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix

#9 Best Colleges for Social Work

Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix is a large public university located in Phoenix, AZ ranked 5th in Arizona. It has a total of 9,496 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 81.85% acceptance rate. Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix offers 94 different majors and is best known for its Sports Communication, Non-Profit Management, and Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,710 for in-state students and $28,800 for those from out-of-state, Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix is somewhat moderately pricey. 60.21% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to make near $47,700 per year, which is 15% greater than the national median.

Phoenix, AZ

www.asu.edu/

B

Rating

82%

Acceptance

12,750

Students

#523

Ranking

$28,800

Tuition

Boston University

#10 Best Colleges for Social Work

Boston University is a very large private university located in Boston, MA ranked 35th in the US. It has a total of 23,235 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting about one in five applicants. Boston University offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Counseling Psychology, Athletic Training, and Archeology programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $54,720 per year, Boston University is extremely high-priced. 77.85% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw about $65,300 per year, which is 57% above the national median.

Boston, MA

www.bu.edu

A+

Rating

19%

Acceptance

42,779

Students

#35

Ranking

$54,720

Tuition

University of Central Florida

#11 Best Colleges for Social Work

University of Central Florida is a very large public university located in Orlando, FL ranked 195th in the nation. It has a total of 68,412 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 44.36% acceptance rate. University of Central Florida offers 195 different majors and is best known for its Hospitality Management, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Physical Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $4,478 for in-state students and $19,810 for those from out-of-state, University of Central Florida is moderately priced. 66.14% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to take home close to $45,400 per year, which is 9% greater than the national median.

Orlando, FL

www.ucf.edu/

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

80,378

Students

#195

Ranking

$19,810

Tuition

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

#12 Best Colleges for Social Work

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a very large public university located in Champaign, IL ranked 117th in the US. It has a total of 35,883 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting nearly three out of every five applicants. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers 372 different majors and is best known for its Civil Engineering, Food Science, and Architectural Technology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,036 for in-state students and $29,178 for those from out-of-state, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is reasonably costly. 80.23% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to draw about $61,500 per year, which is 48% greater than the national median.

Champaign, IL

www.illinois.edu/

A

Rating

59%

Acceptance

54,985

Students

#117

Ranking

$29,178

Tuition

Salisbury University

#13 Best Colleges for Social Work

Salisbury University is a mid-sized public institution located in Salisbury, MD ranked 13th in Maryland. It has a total of 8,309 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a little less than 3/4 of applicants. Salisbury University offers 68 different majors and is best known for its Health Teacher Education, Respiratory Care Therapy, and Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution programs (nationally ranked 6th, 9th, and 12th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,264 for students from Maryland and $17,330 for those from out-of-state, Salisbury University is reasonably priced. 67.16% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, entering the labor force. After college, alumni go on to earn more or less $50,500 per year, which is 22% above the national median.

Salisbury, MD

https://www.salisbury.edu

B-

Rating

74%

Acceptance

9,407

Students

#545

Ranking

$17,330

Tuition

University of Wisconsin-Madison

#14 Best Colleges for Social Work

University of Wisconsin-Madison is a very large public university located in Madison, WI ranked 106th in the nation. It has a total of 34,640 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 54.41% of applicants. University of Wisconsin-Madison offers 492 different majors and is best known for its Spanish Language and Literature, Genetics, and French Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,273 for in-state students and $36,333 for those from out-of-state, University of Wisconsin-Madison is rather pricey. 81.28% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $56,200 per year, which is 35% greater than the national median.

Madison, WI

www.wisc.edu

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

47,392

Students

#106

Ranking

$36,333

Tuition

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

#15 Best Colleges for Social Work

University of Washington-Seattle Campus is a very large public university located in Seattle, WA ranked 110th in the US. It has a total of 39,443 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 51.76% acceptance rate. University of Washington-Seattle Campus offers 687 different majors and is best known for its Informatics, Environmental Science, and Physician Assistant Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $10,370 for in-state students and $37,071 for those from out-of-state, University of Washington-Seattle Campus is quite costly. 77.21% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make more or less $57,700 per year, which is 39% greater than the national median.

Seattle, WA

www.washington.edu

A

Rating

52%

Acceptance

56,315

Students

#110

Ranking

$37,071

Tuition

Florida Atlantic University

#16 Best Colleges for Social Work

Florida Atlantic University is a very large public university located in Boca Raton, FL ranked 20th in Florida. It has a total of 30,624 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting more or less 62.5% of applicants. Florida Atlantic University offers 222 different majors and is best known for its Interdisciplinary Studies, Physiological Psychology, and Social Science Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 4th, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $2,522 for students from Florida and $14,374 for those from out-of-state, Florida Atlantic University is moderately priced. 56.93% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn around $43,200 per year, which is 4% over the national median.

Boca Raton, FL

www.fau.edu/

B

Rating

63%

Acceptance

36,970

Students

#512

Ranking

$14,374

Tuition

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

#17 Best Colleges for Social Work

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is a very large public university located in Knoxville, TN ranked 4th in Tennessee. It has a total of 24,447 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 78.85% of applicants. The University of Tennessee-Knoxville offers 312 different majors and is best known for its Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management, Business Statistics, and Soil Sciences programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,332 for in-state students and $29,522 for those from out-of-state, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is somewhat moderately pricey. 62.8% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring in around $45,100 per year, which is 9% over the national median.

Knoxville, TN

www.utk.edu

B+

Rating

79%

Acceptance

31,477

Students

#368

Ranking

$29,522

Tuition

University of Georgia

#18 Best Colleges for Social Work

University of Georgia is a very large public university located in Athens, GA ranked 127th in the United States. It has a total of 32,548 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 45.3% acceptance rate. University of Georgia offers 419 different majors and is best known for its Insurance, Landscape Architecture, and Mathematics Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,790 for students from Georgia and $28,830 for those from out-of-state, University of Georgia is reasonably costly. 74.72% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home about $50,500 per year, which is 22% above the national median.

Athens, GA

www.uga.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

42,708

Students

#127

Ranking

$28,830

Tuition

University of Utah

#19 Best Colleges for Social Work

University of Utah is a very large public university located in Salt Lake City, UT ranked 263rd in the US. It has a total of 29,554 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting hardly less than five eighths of applicants. University of Utah offers 384 different majors and is best known for its Dance, Family and Consumer Economics, and Recreational Therapy programs (nationally ranked 6th, 10th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,412 for students from Utah and $26,017 for those from out-of-state, University of Utah is reasonably costly. 56.98% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to bring in approximately $53,000 per year, which is 28% greater than the national median.

Salt Lake City, UT

www.utah.edu

A-

Rating

62%

Acceptance

38,652

Students

#263

Ranking

$26,017

Tuition

San Diego State University

#20 Best Colleges for Social Work

San Diego State University is a very large public university located in San Diego, CA ranked 168th in the nation. It has a total of 32,543 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 34.13% of applicants. San Diego State University offers 232 different majors and is best known for its Speech-Language Pathology, Gerontology, and Health and Fitness programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for students from California and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, San Diego State University is moderately priced. 72.69% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn around $51,000 per year, which is 23% over the national median.

San Diego, CA

www.sdsu.edu

A

Rating

34%

Acceptance

37,838

Students

#168

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

Stony Brook University

#21 Best Colleges for Social Work

Stony Brook University is a very large public university located in Stony Brook, NY ranked 151st in the US. It has a total of 20,506 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 44.15% of applicants. Stony Brook University offers 263 different majors and is best known for its Applied Mathematics, Respiratory Care Therapy, and Pharmacology and Toxicology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,070 for in-state students and $24,740 for those from out-of-state, Stony Brook University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 67.59% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, joining the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to earn near $57,600 per year, which is 39% over the national median.

Stony Brook, NY

https://www.stonybrook.edu

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

30,458

Students

#151

Ranking

$24,740

Tuition

CUNY Lehman College

#22 Best Colleges for Social Work

CUNY Lehman College is a large public college located in Bronx, NY ranked 68th in New York. It has a total of 16,872 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 37.78% acceptance rate. CUNY Lehman College offers 168 different majors and is best known for its Health Care Facilities Administration, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Clinical Nutrition Services programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,930 for students from New York and $14,880 for those from out-of-state, CUNY Lehman College is reasonably priced. 48.24% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make about $43,100 per year, which is 4% over the national median.

Bronx, NY

www.lehman.edu/

B

Rating

38%

Acceptance

19,565

Students

#511

Ranking

$14,880

Tuition

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

#23 Best Colleges for Social Work

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is a very large public university located in Pittsburgh, PA ranked 157th in the US. It has a total of 20,856 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting virtually 5 in every 9 applicants. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus offers 422 different majors and is best known for its Rhetoric and Composition, Bioinformatics, and Biological and Physical Sciences programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $18,628 for in-state students and $32,656 for those from out-of-state, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is reasonably high-priced. 67.18% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to take home about $53,900 per year, which is 30% over the national median.

Pittsburgh, PA

www.pitt.edu

A

Rating

57%

Acceptance

31,667

Students

#157

Ranking

$32,656

Tuition

Temple University

#24 Best Colleges for Social Work

Temple University is a very large public university located in Philadelphia, PA ranked 253rd in America. It has a total of 31,632 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting just about three out of every five applicants. Temple University offers 493 different majors and is best known for its Organizational Communication, Recreational Therapy, and Social Studies Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $16,080 for students from Pennsylvania and $28,992 for those from out-of-state, Temple University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 69.66% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in around $50,500 per year, which is 22% over the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

www.temple.edu

A-

Rating

60%

Acceptance

43,154

Students

#253

Ranking

$28,992

Tuition

Simmons University

#25 Best Colleges for Social Work

Simmons University is a mid-sized private college located in Boston, MA ranked 283rd in America. It has a total of 1,880 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 73.13% of applicants. Simmons University offers 136 different majors and is best known for its Fine and Studio Arts Management, Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, and Social Work programs (nationally ranked 8th, 21st, and 25th respectively). With an annual tuition of $40,850 per year, Simmons University is quite pricey. 79.57% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to make near $55,800 per year, which is 34% greater than the national median.

Boston, MA

www.simmons.edu

A-

Rating

73%

Acceptance

7,780

Students

#283

Ranking

$40,850

Tuition