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PSU School of Social Work Ranked in Top 20% of Programs Nationally
Author: School of Social Work Communications
Posted: March 21, 2018
The School of Social Work is ranked in the top 20% of social work programs in the US

The School of Social Work at Portland State University is ranked among the top 20% of all social work programs nationally according to the US News and World Report 2018 rankings for social work programs in the US.

According to the new list, the School of Social Work is ranked #38 in the nation and is ranked #2 among programs in the Pacific Northwest.  Only the University of Washington’s #5 program is ranked higher in the Pacific Northwest.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized once again as a leading social work school in the US,” said Laura Nissen, dean of the School of Social Work.  “Our School’s unique blend of high-quality academics, cutting-edge research and community grounded training programs improves the lives of individuals and communities in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest every day.”

-> Read US News and World Report’s full list of top social work schools

The School of Social Work at Portland State University is Oregon’s #1 social work program, as the oldest, largest and only public social work higher education program in the state.   Founded by the Oregon Legislature in 1962 to serve the entire state’s social work education needs, the program serves over 1,000 students each year in Portland, Ashland, Bend, Eugene and Salem, and online. Its nationally recognized research and workforce development centers are helping to define the future of social work and human services practice and generate $10 million in research funding for Portland State each year.