In College Factual's most recent ranking of social work programs, the Rutgers School of Social Work undergraduate Bachelor of Social Work (BASW) program earned the number two spot, just below the University of California-Berkely. College Factual based their ranking on professional success upon graduation, as well as the environtment and value of the program. This places the Rutgers School of Social Work BASW program among the top one-percent in the nation.
Dr. DuWayne Battle, director of the BASW program at the School, was pleased with the ranking. "We are able to recruit and attract high-caliber students, in large part because of our coursework and faculty, as well as our regard for student advising and commitment to student success. The experiences we offer our students in the classroom and their field placements prepare them to be successful in both their graduate studies and social work careers."
Similiarly, Dr. Antoinette Farmer, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the School, says, "This recognition is appreciated. We strive to make the academic experience both rigorous and practical, and to prepare students for professional success upon graduation."
Each year, evaluates over 1,300 four-year colleges and universities across the country to come up with rankings determined by quality of the program, value, and other factors such as student loan defaut rates, career earnings, and graduation and retention among students.