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2020 Best Colleges for Social Work in Utah

Social Work is a popular major and Utah is the 29th most popular state for students studying this major. 606 of the 55,945 Social Work diplomas earned last year were given by colleges in Utah. With so many choices it can be a daunting task finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for Social Work in Utah ranking analyzed 3 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 Utah.

Choosing a Great Social Work School

Best Colleges for Social Work in Utah 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 typically translates into above average earnings after graduation. A social work bachelors degree from a college in Utah helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 make $29,433 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 full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Social Work students in Utah.

Best Schools to Study Social Work in Utah

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

Best Social Work Colleges in Utah


University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

It is difficult to beat University of Utah if you wish to study social work. Located in the midsize city Salt Lake City, U of U is a public college with a very large student population.More…

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Utah State University is a wonderful decision for individuals interested in a Social Work major. Located in the city Logan, USU is a public college with a very large student population.

Students who graduate from the social work program earn around $28,200 for their early career.


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Weber State University is among your top options if you want to study social work. WSU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Ogden.

Students who graduate from the social work program make about $28,800 in the first couple years of their career.


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Best Social Work Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Colorado 280 826
Idaho 222 495
Montana 193 93
Wyoming 170 82

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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