List of Top Schools Offering Online Social Work Degrees Released by

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Cost, Quality Analysis Pinpoints 43 Colleges as Best for Distance Social Work Studies

Colleges with the Best Online Social Work Degree Programs are being honored in a new ranking released by leading higher education information and resource provider The 2016-2017 list pinpoints 43 schools with social work degree programs online that offer the best overall combination of quality and value for students. Schools at the top of the list include the University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Alabama, Goodwin College, Northern Arizona University, Washburn University and Washington State University.

"Aspiring social work students have more options than ever when it comes to finding the right school,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of “These colleges are offering students added flexibility by taking their social work programs online, and are the best in the nation when it comes to affordability, quality and overall student success.”

To qualify for a spot on the ranking, schools must meet several specific baseline quality standards. All schools chosen are accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions, and each must offer in-state tuition at or below $25,000 or less annually to qualify. All eligible colleges are scored based on more than a dozen unique data points and statistics, including financial aid offerings and graduation rates. Each school’s ranking is determined based on their final school-specific score.

All schools recognized on the 2016-2017 Best Online Social Work Degrees ranking can be found listed alphabetically below. Full details on school scores and the data and methodology used to rank colleges are available at:

The Best Colleges to earn an Online Social Work Degree for 2016-2017:

Amridge University
Bemidji State University
Brandman University
Brescia University
Brigham Young University - Idaho
California State University - East Bay
Colorado State University - Fort Collins
Goodwin College
Hannibal-LaGrange University
Indiana Wesleyan University
Mayville State University
Mercy College
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Mid-Atlantic Christian University
Missouri State University - Springfield
North Dakota State University - Main Campus
Northern Arizona University
Oregon State University
Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus
Pennsylvania State University - Altoona
Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine
Pennsylvania State University - Shenango
Pennsylvania State University - Worthington Scranton
Pennsylvania State University - York
Prairie View A & M University
Presentation College
Salisbury University
Spring Arbor University
The University of Alabama
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Thomas University
Union Institute & University
University of Alaska Fairbanks
University of Arizona
University of North Alabama
University of Utah
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Utah State University
Viterbo University
Washburn University
Washington State University
Wayne State University
Western New Mexico University

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