Best master’s of social work programs in Louisiana

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 Louisiana | #190 in Social Work nationally

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Economic score: 0.78

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

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Earnings: $44,289

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $6,921

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: $40,945

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

Debt to earnings: 0.92

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 Louisiana | #222 in Social Work nationally

Southern University at New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

Economic score: 0.92

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

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Earnings: $40,875

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $3,507

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: 1.00

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 Louisiana | #231 in Social Work nationally

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

Economic score: 1.13

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

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Earnings: $47,402

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $10,034

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: $67,917

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

Debt to earnings: 1.43

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 Louisiana | #239 in Social Work nationally

Grambling State University

Grambling, Louisiana

Economic score: 1.24

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

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Earnings: $40,892

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $3,524

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: $55,337

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

Debt to earnings: 1.35

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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Louisiana College

Pineville, Louisiana

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