Best master’s of social work programs in Alabama

Three years after completing their degree, master's in social work graduates earn a weighted average salary of $48,475.  Our MSW rankings cover 247 out of the 286 programs available, accounting for 94.4% of total conferrals. We are unable to include schools for which there are insufficient earnings and/or debt data.  

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#1 in Alabama | #86 in Social Work nationally

Troy University

Troy, Alabama

Economic score: 0.51

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $41,695

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $9,517

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $27,617

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.66

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Alabama | #113 in Social Work nationally

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Economic score: 0.57

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $41,575

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $9,397

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $30,750

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.74

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in Alabama | #204 in Social Work nationally

Alabama A & M University

Normal, Alabama

Economic score: 0.84

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $41,849

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $9,671

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $45,878

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 1.10

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in Alabama | #243 in Social Work nationally

Samford University

Birmingham, Alabama

Economic score: 1.31

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $35,457

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $3,279

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $51,234

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 1.44

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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Montgomery, Alabama

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Auburn, Alabama

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Jacksonville, Alabama

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