Best master’s of social work programs in Iowa

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.  

For more information on how we determine the best MSW programs, please visit our methodology page.  

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#1 in Iowa | #99 in Social Work nationally

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, Iowa

Economic score: 0.53

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

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Earnings: $42,727

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $7,728

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: $27,837

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

Debt to earnings: 0.65

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 Iowa | #149 in Social Work nationally

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

Economic score: 0.65

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

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Earnings: $48,620

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $13,621

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: $43,635

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

Debt to earnings: 0.90

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 Iowa | #176 in Social Work nationally

Saint Ambrose University

Davenport, Iowa

Economic score: 0.74

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

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Earnings: $48,421

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $13,422

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: $49,792

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

Debt to earnings: 1.03

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 Iowa | #179 in Social Work nationally

Clarke University

Dubuque, Iowa

Economic score: 0.75

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

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Earnings: $37,017

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $2,018

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: $29,532

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

Debt to earnings: 0.80

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.