About Us

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is a nonprofit national association representing more than 2,500 individual members, as well as graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education. Founded in 1952, this partnership of educational and professional institutions, social welfare agencies, and private citizens is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in this country.


What's New

Darla Spence Coffey, MSW, PhD, president and CEO of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), has been elected as a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) Social Work Academy, the NAP’s most honored membership group.

Darla Spence Coffey, MSW, PhD, president and CEO of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), has been presented the Political Advocate Leadership Award by the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP).