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College of Social Work

BSW Program Moves Up in Latest College Factual Rankings

Dec. 10, 2019
Chris Woodley • cwoodley@mailbox.sc.edu 

The College of Social Work’s Bachelor of Social Work program began in 2009 with seven students. Ten years later, student enrollment has increased as well as class and field education options. Last week, the BSW program improved three spots in the latest College Factual rankings of Social Work degree programs.

The BSW program was ranked 43rd out of 361 schools nationwide, placing it in the top 15 percent of all undergraduate social work programs. The program improved its position three spots over last year’s no. 46 ranking. In addition, the BSW program is the top undergraduate program in South Carolina for the second consecutive year.

“The quality of instruction and supports are very good and have been getting even better over time,” said Sarah Gehlert, Dean of the College of Social Work. BSW Program Coordinator Dan Freedman added, “The rankings are meaningful because they are based on the most important stakeholder group of the BSW program: students.”   

Based in Troy, New York, College Factual is the deepest resource on the web for insights on U.S. colleges, publishing at least 50 pages of unique insights on more than 2,000 colleges and universities.


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