Top Social Work Programs for Grad Program Value

Top Social Work Programs for Grad Program Value defines Grad Program Value as: Overall, how satisfied are you with your graduate program? Did you make the right choice? Would you choose this program again?

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

1 Simmons College 9.80
2 Alabama A&M University 9.79
3 Texas State University 9.75
4 University of Minnesota Twin Cities 9.70
5 Florida Atlantic University 9.64
6 Florida International University 9.60
7 California State University, Los Angeles
8 California State University, San Marcos 9.55
9 Michigan State University 9.50
10 Boston College 9.45
11 University of Arkansas at Little Rock 9.40
12 New Mexico State University 9.38
13 Hunter College – CUNY 9.35
14 University of Kansas 9.31
15 Baylor Univesity 9.30
16 Widener University-Main Campus
17 CUNY Lehman College
18 California State University, Northridge 9.20
19 The University of Alabama 9.17
20 Fordham University 9.16
21 The University of Texas at Arlington 9.08
22 Washington University in St. Louis 9.06
23 University of Southern California (USC)
24 Rutgers University-New Brunswick 9.02
25 San Diego State University 9.00

METHODOLOGY 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. 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.