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Current Number of
Social Work Programs

As of the February 2017 COA meeting, there are:

  • 514 accredited baccalaureate social work programs
  • 251 accredited master's social work programs
  • 15 baccalaureate social work programs in candidacy
  • 23 master's social work programs in candidacy

Accreditation

About CSWE Accrediation

CSWE's Commission on Accreditation (COA) is responsible for developing accreditation standards that define competent preparation and ensuring that social work programs meet them. In accordance with the requirements of CSWE's recognition body, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), the CSWE Office of Social Work Accreditation (OSWA) administers a multistep accreditation process that involves program self-studies, site visits, and COA reviews.