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Key Facts About the School of Social Work

Did you know that the School of Social Work at Portland State University is ranked #38 in the nation, which puts it in the top 25% of social work programs in the United States?1  Or that our students have delivered 3.2 million hours of community service since 2010?  Or that our brand new online Master of Social Work program has an unheard of 95% student retention rate as it enters its second academic year?

Read more about these and other key facts about the School of Social Work at Portland State University, Oregon’s #1 social work program, as the oldest, largest and only public social work higher education program in the state.


 

Key Fact #1

The School of Social Work is ranked #38 in the nation, which puts it in the top 25% of social work programs in the United States.1

 

Key Fact #2


The School of Social Work is the #1 social work program in Oregon, as the oldest and largest public social work school in the state.

 

Key Fact #3

 

Did you know that the School of Social Work at Portland State University was founded by the Oregon Legislature in 1962 to educate social workers throughout Oregon?  Today it serves students in Portland, Salem, Eugene, Bend and Ashland, and also online! 

 

Key Fact #4


Did you know that the School of Social Work at Portland State University serves nearly 1,000 students each yearthrough its 4 academic programs — Bachelors in Social Work, Child & Family Studies, Master of Social Work, and Ph.D. in Social Work & Social Research?

 

Key Fact #5

 

Did you know that the School of Social Work at Portland State University houses three nationally known research, training and evaluation units, namely the Regional Research Institute, the Center for Improvement of Child and Family Services, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Mentoring Research?

 

Key Fact #6

Did you know that the School of Social Work at Portland State University is the largest master degree program at PSU, graduating over 200 students per year?

 

Key Fact #7



Did you know that the School of Social Work at Portland State University launched Oregon's only fully online Master in Social Work (MSW) program in 2014 and has an unheard of 95% student retention rate as it enters its second academic year?

 

Key Fact #8

Did you know that the research, training and evaluation work of the School of Social Work at Portland State University has brought in $100 million in funding to Portland State since 2006?

 

Key Fact #9


Did you know that students from the School of Social Work at Portland State University have delivered 3.2 million hours of community service through their field education placements since 2000?

 

Key Fact #10

 

Did you know that students from the School of Social Work at Portland State University have served in 6,500 agency internships with nearly 500 social service agencies since the year 2000?


Key Fact #11


Did you know that the School of Social Work at Portland State University has offered over 4,000 education and training workshops that have touched social and human service workers over 60,000 times since 2010?

 

Key Fact #12

Did you know that the School of Social Work at Portland State University is engaged in a variety of social justice fields of practice, including aging, child welfare and families, public health, criminal justice, and immigrant and refugee services?


 

1 U.S. News and World Report rankings of social work programs, 2016.