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Best social work colleges in North Carolina

Social work bachelor graduates in North Carolina earn a weighted average salary of $40,716 3 years after graduation. This places North Carolina graduate earnings in the bottom 50% nationally. Additionally, social work graduates earn 14% less than the total graduating bachelor class in the state.

Cost of living is not considered when comparing states.

Our social work rankings cover 20 of the 21 programs available in North Carolina, accounting for 98% of total student graduates. We only include schools with sufficient earnings and/or cost data.

Interested in how we rank schools? Review our ranking methodology.

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#1 in North Carolina | #24 in Social Work nationally
Economic score 2.18

Our economic score ranks programs based on a combination of payback and EarningsPlus. Lower scores are better. Check our methodology page for details and data sources.

Cost $11,629

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $44,724

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 61%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

#2 in North Carolina | #26 in Social Work nationally

Winston-Salem State University

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Economic score 2.25

Our economic score ranks programs based on a combination of payback and EarningsPlus. Lower scores are better. Check our methodology page for details and data sources.

Cost $12,415

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $45,182

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 60%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

#3 in North Carolina | #68 in Social Work nationally

Appalachian State University

Boone, North Carolina

Economic score 3.08

Our economic score ranks programs based on a combination of payback and EarningsPlus. Lower scores are better. Check our methodology page for details and data sources.

Cost $13,989

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $41,990

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 74%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

#4 in North Carolina | #78 in Social Work nationally
Economic score 3.25

Our economic score ranks programs based on a combination of payback and EarningsPlus. Lower scores are better. Check our methodology page for details and data sources.

Cost $17,634

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $45,182

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 66%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

#5 in North Carolina | #81 in Social Work nationally

East Carolina University

Greenville, North Carolina

Economic score 3.29

Our economic score ranks programs based on a combination of payback and EarningsPlus. Lower scores are better. Check our methodology page for details and data sources.

Cost $16,550

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $44,272

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 69%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

#6 in North Carolina | #106 in Social Work nationally
Economic score 3.58

Our economic score ranks programs based on a combination of payback and EarningsPlus. Lower scores are better. Check our methodology page for details and data sources.

Cost $16,411

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $42,436

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 84%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

#7 in North Carolina | #121 in Social Work nationally

Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, North Carolina

Economic score 3.72

Our economic score ranks programs based on a combination of payback and EarningsPlus. Lower scores are better. Check our methodology page for details and data sources.

Cost $13,924

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $39,978

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 66%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

#8 in North Carolina | #134 in Social Work nationally

North Carolina A & T State University

Greensboro, North Carolina

Economic score 3.82

Our economic score ranks programs based on a combination of payback and EarningsPlus. Lower scores are better. Check our methodology page for details and data sources.

Cost $10,563

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $38,014

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 55%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

#9 in North Carolina | #151 in Social Work nationally
Economic score 4.01

Our economic score ranks programs based on a combination of payback and EarningsPlus. Lower scores are better. Check our methodology page for details and data sources.

Cost $19,136

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $42,444

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 72%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

#10 in North Carolina | #176 in Social Work nationally
Economic score 4.37

Our economic score ranks programs based on a combination of payback and EarningsPlus. Lower scores are better. Check our methodology page for details and data sources.

Cost $14,332

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $39,365

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 55%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

#11 in North Carolina | #192 in Social Work nationally

Meredith College

Raleigh, North Carolina

Economic score 4.58

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Cost $24,362

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $43,676

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 67%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

#12 in North Carolina | #273 in Social Work nationally

Barton College

Wilson, North Carolina

Economic score 6.67

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Cost $23,005

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $38,430

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 57%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Economic score 1.50

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Cost $6,969

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $43,024

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 44%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

Elizabeth City State University

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Economic score 1.90

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Cost $3,704

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $34,155

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 45%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

Economic score 2.35

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Cost $10,792

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $42,727

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 48%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

Mars Hill University

Mars Hill, North Carolina

Economic score 5.15

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Cost $19,374

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $39,344

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 35%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

Johnson C Smith University

Charlotte, North Carolina

Economic score 5.65

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Cost $20,792

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $41,048

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 47%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

Methodist University

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Economic score 8.40

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Cost $32,681

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $41,366

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 46%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

Shaw University

Raleigh, North Carolina

Economic score 8.96

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Cost $23,809

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $37,637

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 22%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

Livingstone College

Salisbury, North Carolina

Economic score 39.71

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Cost $17,593

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $26,597

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 27%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.