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

The 2017 CSWE Annual Survey of Social Work Programs submission deadline has been extended to Friday, March 23. Learn more here and contact the research associate if you believe you have not received the survey.  
At CSWE we are celebrating Social Work Month by highlighting students who have participated in CSWE’s student initiatives. Read part one of the two-part Social Work Month series here.
The Katherine A. Kendall Institute (KAKI) for International Social Work Education is pleased to invite applications for international social work grants to CSWE members. Up to five grants, at a maximum of $10,000, will be awarded for the CSWE fiscal year 2018-2019. KAKI hopes to fund projects that help prepare North American students for global citizenship and encourage opportunities for international social work.

CSWE’s Annual Report highlights the activities and accomplishments of the organization for a complete fiscal year. The 2016–2017 Annual Report is now available online and shows key indicators in the areas of social work programs, membership, professional development, leadership, centers and initiatives, and administration.