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2020 Best Colleges for Social Work in New Hampshire

Social Work is a popular major and New Hampshire is the 46th most popular state for students studying this major. 169 of the 55,945 Social Work diplomas awarded last year were given by schools in New Hampshire. With so many choices it can be difficult finding the right fit. This year's Best Colleges for Social Work in New Hampshire 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 schools for Social Work students in New Hampshire.

Choosing a Great Social Work School

Best Colleges for Social Work in New Hampshire The social work program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality social work program can vary widely even among the top schools. To make it into this list a school must excel in the following areas.

Overall Quality is a Must

The overall quality of a school is important to ensure a good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account we consider a college's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a collection of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Better Early and Mid Career Salaries

Social Work graduates from colleges on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. A social work bachelors degree from a school in New Hampshire helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 earn $32,750 a couple years later.

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 complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Social Work students in New Hampshire.

Best Schools to Study Social Work in New Hampshire

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Best Social Work Colleges in New Hampshire

It is difficult to beat University of New Hampshire - Main Campus if you wish to study social work. Located in the suburb Durham, U of NH is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Graduates of the social work program report average early career income of $32,300.


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Every student who is interested in social work has to take a look at Plymouth State University. Located in the remote town Plymouth, Plymouth State is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

Students who complete this degree report average early career earnings of $33,200.


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Best Social Work Colleges in the New England Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Massachusetts 311 2,136
Connecticut 250 625
Maine 213 491
Rhode Island 203 259
Vermont 195 88

Social Work is one of 5 different types of Public Administration & Social Service programs to choose from.

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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