Releases New Online Higher Education Social Services Rankings

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To honor Mental Health Awareness Month, Creates New Rankings To Inspire Future Workers in the Social Services

Our goal is to inspire, grow, and expand the all-important workforce that specializes in mental health and social services., a leading provider of higher education information and resources, today announced a series of new rankings focused on degree opportunities in the Social Services.

“The most rewarding work is having the opportunity to help others. We celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month by releasing a new series of rankings that feature online education programs in the Social Services. Our goal is to inspire, grow, and expand the all-important workforce that specializes in mental health and social services,” said Stephanie Snider, General Manager,

The Rankings with the top ten schools from each list of twenty-five:

Bachelor’s in Sociology
1. University of Central Florida
2. Arizona State University - Tempe
3. Central Washington University
4. Brandman University
5. University of Colorado Denver
6. University of Nebraska at Omaha
7. Fort Hays State University
8. Oregon State University
9. North Dakota State University
10. South Dakota State University

Bachelor’s in Psychology
1. University of Central Florida
2. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
3. Liberty University
4. University of North Dakota
5. University of Florida - Online
6. Trine University - Regional/Non-Traditional Campuses
7. LeTourneau University
8. University of Massachusetts - Lowell
9. Florida International University
10. Old Dominion University

Bachelor’s in Counseling
1. John Wesley University
2. Johnson University
3. Indiana Wesleyan University - Marion
4. University of Cincinnati
5. University of South Dakota
6. Crown College
7. Northwestern State University of Louisiana
8. Oral Roberts University
9. Grace College and Theological Seminary
10. University of Central Arkansas

Master’s in Psychology
1. Harvard University
2. University of Georgia
3. Touro University Worldwide
4. Nova Southeastern University
5. Adler Graduate School
6. Adler University
7. William James College
8. The University of Tennessee - Knoxville
9. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles
10. Carlos Albizu University - Miami

Master’s in Social Work
1. Columbia University in the City of New York
2. University of Southern California
3. Case Western Reserve University
4. Boston University
5. University of Central Florida
6. Fordham University
7. University of Denver
8. University at Buffalo
9. Ohio State University
10. California State University - Long Beach

Master’s in Counseling
1. Northwestern University
2. Amberton University
3. Touro University Worldwide
4. Nova Southeastern University
5. Liberty University
6. Seton Hall University
7. Concordia University - Wisconsin
8. Summit University of Pennsylvania
9. Corban University
10. Medaille College

Master’s in School Counseling
1. Lehigh University
2. New York University
3. Wake Forest University
4. Liberty University
5. University of Missouri - Columbia
6. University of North Dakota
7. University of West Alabama
8. Seton Hall University
9. Concordia University - Wisconsin
10. Missouri Baptist University

Full rankings can be found on each subject page by following the hyperlink in the titles.

The 2017 rankings reflect the most recent data compiled from IPEDS and the College Navigator, both of which are hosted by the National Center for Education Statistics. The goal is to objectively assess relative quality based on academic outcomes, affordability, and the breadth and depth of online learning opportunities. Each school must meet the minimum criteria of being an accredited public or private, not-for-profit institution, and submit an annual report the the National Center for Education Statistics.

More information on methodology can be found here:

About helps prospective students find the school that best meets their needs through proprietary research, user-friendly guides, and hundreds of unique college rankings. They also provide a wide array of college planning, financial aid, and career resources to help all students get the most from their education and prepare them for the world after college.

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