March 28, 2022

Seattle, WA – The UW School of Social Work ranked No. 2 in the nation, according to the 2023 Best Graduate Schools report released today by U.S. News & World Report. This is the highest ranking the School has received since the initiation of this prestigious national survey.


“I am thrilled for the faculty, students and staff whose commitment to social justice and leadership in innovative social work education and systems change have long distinguished the UW School of Social Work, commented Dean Edwina (Eddie) Uehara, “and I am very grateful to our national peers on whose assessments our ranking is based.”


To determine the current rankings, U.S. News & World Report surveyed 298 social work programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education. The rankings are based solely on peer assessment surveys sent to deans, other administrators, or faculty at accredited degree programs. Respondents rated the academic quality of programs on a scale of 1 (marginal) to 5 (outstanding). The School received a score of 4.3, resulting in a three-way tie for the No. 2 spot, along with the University of Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. The University of Michigan is the only school that scored higher, with a 4.5 rating