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2020 Best Colleges for Social Work in Louisiana

Social Work is a popular major and Louisiana is the 32nd most popular state for students studying this major. 550 of the 55,945 Social Work degrees awarded last year were given by schools in Louisiana. With so many options it can be difficult finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for Social Work in Louisiana ranking analyzed 5 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 Louisiana.

Choosing a Great Social Work School

Best Colleges for Social Work in Louisiana 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 quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account we include a college's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a collection of various 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 schools on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. Recent social work graduates from Louisiana colleges with a bachelors degree earned an average of $29,667 in 2017-2018.

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 schools for Social Work students in Louisiana.

Best Schools to Study Social Work in Louisiana

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

Best Social Work Colleges in Louisiana

It's difficult to beat University of Louisiana at Monroe if you want to pursue social work as a major. Located in the small city Monroe, ULM is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.More…

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Southeastern Louisiana University is a wonderful choice for individuals pursuing a Social Work degree. Southeastern is a large public school located in the city of Hammond.

After graduation, social work students typically make about $27,500 in the first five years of their career.


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Northwestern State University of Louisiana is a great decision for individuals pursuing a Social Work degree. NSU is a fairly large public school located in the town of Natchitoches.More…

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Grambling State University

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Every student pursuing a degree in social work has to take a look at Grambling State University. GSU is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Grambling.

After graduation, social work students usually make around $23,200 at the beginning of their careers.


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Southern University and A & M College is a moderately-sized public school located in the midsize city of Baton Rouge.More…

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Best Social Work Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 300 871
Florida 291 1,611
Virginia 289 974
North Carolina 286 1,714
Tennessee 266 1,246
Kentucky 257 1,307
South Carolina 254 553
Alabama 250 1,024
Arkansas 249 461
Mississippi 239 725
West Virginia 222 356

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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