Best Online Colleges Announces 2014’s Best Online Social Work Degree Programs

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Best Online Colleges, the premier website for rankings of the top online programs and online schools, has released its annual rankings of the Best Online Social Work Degree Programs.

News Image is a pioneer in online educational resources for students. A remarkable shift has occurred in America’s higher education system over the last few years. While online education was once considered a niche industry, top colleges and universities are now offering online course options as a part of their curricula. This trend has coincided with the evolution of the student profile: tech-savvy, profoundly skilled at multi-tasking, and looking to combine an education with a meaningful life experience. By combining educational data with surveys and academic resources, we evaluate and rank the best places in the U.S. for online degree programs of all subjects.

It is projected that the demand for professionals in the social work field will grow by 22% through 2018. Social work has expanded to many different fields, including but not limited to, medical, public health, substance abuse, mental health, as well as child and family welfare. Given the social issues that affect our society, there will continue to be many opportunities for individuals to engage in studies that will lead to a career where they can make a difference in many lives.

For this reason, has compiled and analyzed data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in order to create a thorough list of the 2014 Best Online Social Work Degree Programs. The list integrates detailed insight into the enrollment, retention, and graduation rates of each program in addition to special consideration into the breadth its specializations. There are 21 schools on this year’s list.

The list of the “Best Online Social Work Degree Programs” can be found at The schools featured are as follows:

Brescia University
Darton State College
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Florida State University
Fordham University
James A Rhodes State College
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Northwest Mississippi Community College
Our Lady of the Lake University-San Antonio
Owensboro Community and Technical College
Texas State University
The University of Tennessee
Union Institute & University
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of North Dakota
University of Utah
University of Wyoming
Utah State University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Wayne State University

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