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Founded in 1952, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is the national association representing social work education in the United States. Its members include over 750 accredited baccalaureate and master’s degree social work programs, as well as individual social work educators, practitioners, and agencies dedicated to advancing quality social work education. Through its many initiatives, activities, and centers, CSWE supports quality social work education and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development, so that social workers play a central role in achieving the profession’s goals of social and economic justice. CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States and its territories.


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CSWE Helps Launch National Campaign to #DoublePell
New website provides students, families with tools to communicate with Congress
CSWE is proud to be part of a national campaign to double the maximum Pell Grant to $13,000 and help more students earn a degree, get a good-paying job, and achieve a brighter future. The campaign features a new website, doublepell.org, that provides students and families with the tools to communicate with Congress, engage on social media, and share personal stories about how the Pell Grant has helped them—and express their support for doubling Pell.
Despite recent events, the 2021 APM will be held November 4–7 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando. Unfortunately, we cannot absorb the financial penalties that would be incurred by breaking our contracts and agreements at this time. We ask for your understanding on this matter and for your active engagement as social workers to help us meet this challenge.
CSWE reiterates oppostion to a slew of proposed laws that are designed to restrict colleges and universities from teaching "divisive concepts," including racism.   
More social work students are pursuing doctoral degrees today compared to 5 years ago, according to a new report produced by the Council on Social Work Education and the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work. The report highlights trends in enrollment for practice doctorate and research doctorate programs, degrees conferred, curriculum, student demographics, and more.