Facts & Figures

The Boston College School of Social Work prepares social work professionals with the knowledge, values, and skills needed to initiate and sustain change and provide visionary leadership within a framework that promotes individual dignity, respects diversity, and seeks distributive justice in the Jesuit tradition.

The School

#11

U.S. News and World Report Ranking

1936

Year founded by Walter McGuinn, S.J., and Dorothy L. Book

9,032

Size of BCSSW alumni network

Our Students

657

MSW students (2022-23)

23

Ph.D. students (2022-23)

314,000

Field placement hours completed (2020–21)


Incoming MSW Class (2022–23)
 

Two-Year Students

Enrolled: 186 students

Undergraduate GPA: 3.62

Mean Age: 25


Advanced Standing (Summer 2022)

Enrolled: 16 students

Undergraduate GPA: 3.6

Mean Age: 22

Three/Four-Year Students

Enrolled: 34 students

Undergraduate GPA: 3.5

Mean Age: 29


Advanced Standing (Spring 2023)

Enrolled: 16 students

Undergraduate GPA: 3.6

Mean Age: 23

30

Number of states represented

7

Number of countries represented

24%

AHANA

*AHANA: African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Native American



Our Faculty

32

Full-time faculty members

102

Part-time faculty members

10:1

Student–faculty ratio


Equity, Justice, and Inclusion
 

Faculty Diversity *

* Percentage of faculty who self-identify as AHANA (African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Native American)

207

MSW students who have completed the Latinx Leadership Initiative since 2013

51

Number of EJI events hosted (2020–21)

15

Student fellows enrolled in inaugural year of Black Leadership Initiative (2021–22)

47%

Faculty Diversity


 

Career Outcomes (Class of 2021)

99%

Students employed within one year of graduation

76%

Starting salaries above $50,000

1.6

Months average length of job search

Tuition & Aid

$1,334

Tuition & fees per credit hour

100%

of BCSSW students receive some type of scholarship