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2020 Best Colleges for Social Work in Mississippi

Social Work is a popular major and Mississippi is the 25th most popular state for students studying this major. 725 of the 55,945 Social Work degrees awarded last year were given by schools in Mississippi. With so many choices it can be difficult finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for Social Work in Mississippi ranking analyzed 6 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 Mississippi.

Choosing a Great Social Work School

Best Colleges for Social Work in Mississippi 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. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

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

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

Social Work graduates from colleges on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. Recent social work graduates from Mississippi schools with a bachelors degree earned an average of $22,720 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 colleges for Social Work students in Mississippi.

Best Schools to Study Social Work in Mississippi

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities in the U.S. for a Social Work degree.

Best Social Work Colleges in Mississippi

#1

University of Mississippi

University, MS

University of Mississippi is one of the finest schools in the United States for social work. Ole Miss is a very large public school located in the remote town of University.

Soon after graduating, social work students usually earn an average of $24,300 in their early careers.

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#2

Mississippi College

Clinton, MS

Every student who is interested in social work has to check out Mississippi College. Located in the large suburb Clinton, MC is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.More…

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#3

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

It is difficult to beat Mississippi State University if you want to study social work. Located in the remote town Mississippi State, Mississippi State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Graduates of the social work program earn around $26,700 for their early career.

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It's difficult to beat University of Southern Mississippi if you wish to pursue social work as a major. Located in the small city Hattiesburg, Southern Miss is a public college with a large student population.

Soon after graduating, social work students generally earn an average of $26,400 in their early careers.

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Jackson State is a medium-sized public school located in the midsize city of Jackson.

Graduates of the social work program earn about $24,600 in their early career salary.

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#6

Delta State University

Cleveland, MS

Located in the remote town Cleveland, Delta State University is a public college with a small student population.More…

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Best Social Work Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Social Work Colleges 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
Louisiana 254 550
Alabama 250 1,024
Arkansas 249 461
West Virginia 222 356

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

Majors Similar to Social Work

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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