About Us

Founded in 1952, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is the national association representing social work education in the United States. Its members include over 750 accredited baccalaureate and master’s degree social work programs, as well as individual social work educators, practitioners, and agencies dedicated to advancing quality social work education. Through its many initiatives, activities, and centers, CSWE supports quality social work education and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development, so that social workers play a central role in achieving the profession’s goals of social and economic justice. CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States and its territories.


What's New

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and National Association of Social Workers (NASW) are joining communities and organizations across the country to raise awareness about the millions of American families affected with a mental illness.  
To be competitive in attracting and recruiting prospective students, it’s critical to have a deep understanding of the state of higher education in today’s climate and the challenges that admissions staff and students alike are facing. Read the full report here.
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and the Cohen Veterans Network (CVN), a national not-for-profit philanthropic organization dedicated to improving the mental health care of veterans, have jointly published the Specialized Practice Curricular Guide for Military Social Work for social work programs and educators. Read more