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SSW ranked among best in the world

The School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been ranked as the #3 social work program in the United States and the #4 social work program in the world, according to a report issued by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR).
“This ranking is a testament to the quality of our faculty, our research and the education that our students receive here,” said Gary Bowen, dean of the School. “I’m proud that our School scored among the very best.”
Founded in 1920, the School of Social Work is known for its research into effective intervention strategies for many social problems, including interpersonal violence, human trafficking, substance use disorders and mental health. The School enrolls more than 350 students annually in its graduate degree programs and serves all of North Carolina’s 100 counties through partnerships with state and county agencies.
Social work is one of 20 academic disciplines at UNC-Chapel Hill that were ranked among the best worldwide by CWUR. Other UNC-Chapel Hill disciplines with top rankings are listed online.
In ranking universities worldwide, CWUR used an objective methodology that evaluates eight areas: Quality of Education, Alumni Employment, Quality of Faculty, Publications, Influence, Citations, Broad Impact and Patents. The overall score is a measure of scholastic rigor and impact. Individual disciplines are evaluated using the number of research articles appearing in top-tier journals.
UNC-Chapel Hill is ranked #25 nationally and #38 worldwide in the CWUR report, which is available online: