- Summary: 2007 Statistics on Social Work Education in the United States
- Research Brief (PDF)
- Special Brief - Top Findings on BSW Programs (PDF)
2007 Statistics on Social Work Education in the United States: A Summary
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is pleased to present the 2007 Statistics on Social Work Education in the United States: A Summary. This is our second year to produce a Summary and accompanying two-page Research Briefs. We received a great deal of positive feedback on last year’s publications, but also noted the suggestions and requests for data we received throughout the year. In response to your feedback, we have made some modifications that will be helpful to programs and faculty. For example, we included new comparison groups, such as a 'state-by-state' chart summarizing basic information for each state, national level comparison data, and Carnegie Classifications.
There are pressing needs within the social work education community for accurate and timely data on a number of education-related issues. To be more responsive to those needs, CSWE is continuing a process of reviewing and revising the Annual Survey in order to streamline data collection and reporting. One result of that process is the addition of new areas of data collection – information on tenure and tenure systems, faculty licensure, Title IV-E funding, and the availability of part-time programs will all be addressed in this report. These additional questions are intended to respond to pressing issues in the education community. The tenure section will only be included periodically to reduce survey burden for programs. We are pleased to announce that the Summary and Research Briefs will be available at the CSWE Web site free of charge to members.
None of this would be possible without the cooperation of the social work program deans, directors, faculty and staff who worked so diligently on completing the Annual Survey of Social Work Programs – your efforts provide the education community with invaluable information. I would also like to give thanks to the CSWE Ad Hoc Task Force on Research and the Institutional Research staff, Christine Tracy and Jessica Holmes, for their work on administering the survey and analyzing the data in these reports. I hope that you will find the Summary both informative and interesting.
Julia M. Watkins