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

#10

U.S. News and World Report Ranking

1936

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

8,822

Size of BCSSW alumni network

Our Students

650

MSW students

24

Ph.D. students

314,000

Field placement hours completed (2020–21)


Incoming MSW Class (2021–22)
 

2-Year Students

Enrolled: 261 students

Undergraduate GPA: 3.58

Mean Age: 25

3-Year Students

Enrolled: 60 students

Undergraduate GPA: 3.49

Mean Age: 29

38

Number of states represented

6

Number of countries represented



Our Faculty

33

Full-time faculty members

96

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)

185

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)

1,367

Number of attendees at these events


 

Career Outcomes (Class of 2019)

99%

Students employed within one year of graduation

52%

Starting salaries above $50,000

91%

Passed licensure exam on first attempt

Tuition & Aid

$1,282

Tuition & fees per credit hour

95%

of BCSSW students receive some type of scholarship