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Rankings, Facts & Figures

How We Rank

UA’s School of Social Work is dedicated to the success of our students and to pursuing excellence in social work education. Here are a few reasons why our students, faculty and staff take pride in our School and reputation for ensuring our graduates are well prepared to excel in the field.

28th Best Graduate School in the U.S. and 18th Among Public Graduate Schools — U.S. News & World Report

    25th Ranked 25th Nationally for Affordable Online Master’s in Social Work —

    TOP 25 Ranked in the Top 25 Online Master in Social Work — College Choice

Quick Facts

  • 19:1 Student:Faculty Ratio

  • 38% Students Identify as From Diverse Backgrounds

  • 39 full-time faculty members
  • 33 full-time staff members
  • 11 social work student organizations
  • 191,450 hours of annual community service
  • $5.3 million in total endowments, of which $2.8 million is in scholarship endowments
  • 644 total students
  • 75% of MSW students are distance learners
  • 30% of students are African American
  • 10.5% of students are male
  • Only university in Alabama offering three levels of social work education — BSW, MSW and Doctoral degrees (PhD and DSW)
  • Ranked 3rd among UA colleges and schools for research funding