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Social Work Degree Guide Lists FSU’s Bachelor’s in Social Work Among Top 50 Affordable, Selective Programs

Social Work Degree Guide Lists FSU’s Bachelor’s in Social Work Among Top 50 Affordable, Selective Programs

Social Work Degree Guide, an online resource on social work careers and education, recently ranked Frostburg State University number 49 of the 50 most affordable, selective schools in the nation in which to earn a bachelor’s degree in social work.

For this ranking, Social Work Degree Guide used College Navigator’s database of thousands of U.S. colleges to select only the colleges that offer bachelor’s degrees in social work, then from this list included only those schools that admit 60 percent or fewer of their applicants. They only considered schools fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Out of this list of more than 150 schools, Social Work Degree Guide determined the 50 with the lowest overall “net prices,” which offers a more comprehensive image of what a student can expect to pay to attend the school than tuition alone.

Social Work Degree Guide indicated that students at FSU enjoy all the traditional social work course options, as well as a few atypical options, such as the Sociology of African-Americans, Statistics for Social Science, Sociology of Later Life and Child Welfare. The curriculum also incorporates flexibility for students to explore their own paths, from internships to research opportunities. In addition, a “reading course” option lets students explore whatever topic they want, as long as they complete a formal report by the end of the semester. What’s more, a specialized class in “Individual Problems in Social Work” lets advanced learners pursue a self-designed research project under the guidance of a faculty member. The net price for in-state students of FSU’s bachelor’s in social work was calculated at $12,938 per year.

For more information on how schools were selected for the ranking, visit

For information about FSU’s social work program, call 301-687-7497 or visit


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