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2020 Best Colleges for Social Work in District of Columbia

Social Work is a popular major and District of Columbia is the 39th most popular state for students studying this major. 344 of the 55,945 Social Work degrees awarded last year were given by colleges in District of Columbia. With so many options it can be difficult finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for Social Work in District of Columbia ranking analyzed 2 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in social work. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 0 colleges for Social Work students in District of Columbia.

Choosing a Great Social Work School

Best Colleges for Social Work in District of Columbia Your choice of social work school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. To make it into this list a school must excel in the following areas.

Overall Quality is a Must

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Better Early and Mid Career Salaries

A social work degree from schools on this list usually translates into higher than average income after graduation.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Social Work students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other social work students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized social work related accrediting body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Social Work students in District of Columbia.

Best Schools to Study Social Work in District of Columbia

Learn about the top ranked colleges and universities for social work majors.

Best Social Work Colleges in District of Columbia

It's difficult to beat Catholic University of America if you want to study social work. Located in the city Washington, CUA is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.More…

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University of the District of Columbia is among your top options if you want to study social work. Located in the city Washington, University of the District of Columbia is a public school with a small student population.More…

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Best Social Work Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Social Work Schools in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
New York 335 5,345
Pennsylvania 327 2,496
Maryland 284 1,146
New Jersey 280 2,087
Delaware 171 77

One of 5 majors within the Public Administration & Social Service area of study, Social Work has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Public Administration 16,874
Human Services 14,962
Public Policy 5,550
Community Organization & Advocacy 2,775
Other Public Administration 957

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Army Medicine.

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