Top Social Work Programs for Financial Aid

Graduateprograms.com defines Financial Aid as: If you received Financial Aid from your school, how pleased are you with your package (grants, scholarships, etc.) and the application process?

Students can continue to review their programs at www.graduateprograms.com and qualify to win a $1,000 scholarship, awarded once per semester. Reviews will be incorporated into upcoming program rankings.

1 New Mexico State University 9.50
2 University of Minnesota Twin Cities 8.75
3 Alabama A&M University 8.64
4 The University of Texas at Arlington 8.58
5 CUNY Lehman College 8.25
6 The University of Alabama 8.17
7 University of Georgia 8.10
8 Case Western Reserve University 8.05
9 University of Arkansas at Little Rock 8.00
10 Grand Valley State University 7.90
11 Barry University 7.79
12 Western Michigan University 7.75
13 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 7.70
14 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 7.67
15 Florida Atlantic University 7.60
16 Florida International University 7.55
17 University of Louisville 7.50
18 Portland State University 7.43
19 Saint Louis University
7.42
20 Baylor Univesity 7.30
21 Washington University in St. Louis 7.27
22 California State University, Northridge 7.25
23 Salem State University 7.21
24 Aurora University 7.19
25 University of Kansas
7.06

METHODOLOGY

Graduateprograms.com reaches current and recent graduate students through scholarship entries as well as social media platforms. These program rankings cover a period from September 1, 2012 to September 30, 2015. Graduateprograms.com assigns 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 are determined by calculating the average score for each program based on the 15 ranking categories. These scores are 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 graduate program.