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Annual Survey of Social Work Programs

2019 Annual Survey

The Annual Survey of Social Work Programs collects information about social work programs, students, graduates, and faculty members. This information is used by the social work education community in research, program planning, and advocacy work.

Data collection for the 2019 Annual Survey opened on November 21, 2019, and will remain open until January 31, 2020. Before you take the online survey, we strongly recommend that you download the survey's instruction guide, which includes a full reference copy of the survey, to gather all the information you need to complete the survey.

If you have questions while working on the survey, please contact us at

2018 Annual Survey

The 2018 Annual Statistics on Social Work Education in the United States is now available. The report includes the most comprehensive and current information on the state of social work education and is used to inform policy decisions, identify issues and trends, and assist in social work education research. The summary report provides a broad picture of social work programs and their offerings, including

  • students and graduates at all levels,
  • enrollment numbers,
  • degree conferral rates, and
  • graduate loan debt information.
This year's report format has been modified based on feedback received from CSWE members. New this year—trend analyses of enrollment and degree conferral rates are included in the report. 

Data collection for the 2018 Annual Survey took place between May 6, 2019, and July 15, 2019. If your program did not submit data during this time period and you would still like to submit data, please contact us.

A reference copy of the 2018 survey instrument is provided.

Thank you to the 810 programs that submitted data for the 2018 Annual Survey. Your efforts help inform policy decisions, identify issues and trends, and assist in social work education research.

Past Annual Survey data can be found on the Research Briefs and Publications page.

View Your Program's Past Annual Survey Submissions

Member programs can access their past Annual Survey submissions. If you would like an electronic copy of your submission, contact