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College Ranks 11th Nationally, 7th Among Publics, 2nd in Big Ten

The Ohio State University College of Social Work’s graduate program is celebrating another milestone as it climbs in the U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of America’s Best Graduate Schools.

In the 2023 rankings, the college advanced two spots to 11th out of 303 programs nationally, ranking in the top 4% of all programs. It also ranked 7th among all public programs in the United States and 2nd among the 10 programs in the Big Ten.

In the 2020 rankings, the college ranked 6th and 13th respectively. In 2016, the college marked its first appearance in the top 10 among publics and in the top 20 overall, ranking 9th and 17th, respectively. Rankings are determined from an annual survey of all graduate programs.

“Our continued climb in the rankings is a direct result of the hard work of our faculty, staff and students,” said College of Social Work Dean Tom Gregoire. “Our success reflects their impact as innovative scholars and creative instructors in the field and the classroom. We are a community of difference makers, and I’m happy that our impact is recognized in this way.”

The college has consistently moved up in the rankings under Gregoire’s direction which began in 2008. He has made it a priority to showcase faculty, staff, students and alumni for their contributions to the understanding of society’s most vexing social problems. His leadership has focused on technology, online education, social justice, increasing research funding and most importantly, scholarships to students.