Best master’s of social work programs in Arkansas

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 Arkansas | #15 in Social Work nationally

Arkansas State University

Jonesboro, Arkansas

Economic score: 0.30

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

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Earnings: $49,887

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $14,912

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: $21,184

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

Debt to earnings: 0.42

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 Arkansas | #55 in Social Work nationally

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Economic score: 0.44

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

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Earnings: $46,230

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $11,255

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: $27,000

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

Debt to earnings: 0.58

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 Arkansas | #112 in Social Work nationally

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas

Economic score: 0.56

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

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Earnings: $50,493

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $15,518

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: $41,000

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

Debt to earnings: 0.81

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.