CAU Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work Named Among Top CSWE-Accredited Programs in the Nation


Sam D. Burston

ATLANTA, GA – February 12, 2019 The CAU Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work announces that it has been recognized as one of the best CSWE-accredited programs in the United States in 2019-2020, according to The Whitney M. Young Jr School of Social Work is one of two schools in the state of Georgia to receive this recognition.

According to, the U.S. Department of Labor expects to see a 16% rise in the number of jobs for social workers opening up over the next decade, a much faster rate than what is seen in most occupations. assessed hundreds of schools around the nation to find the best Masters in Social Work (MSW) programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Founded in 1952, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is the national association and the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States. Its members include over 750 accredited baccalaureate and master’s degree social work programs, as well as individual social work educators, practitioners, and agencies dedicated to advancing quality social work education. Through its many initiatives, activities, and centers, CSWE supports quality social work education and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development, so that social workers play a central role in achieving the profession’s goals of social and economic justice.

 “We created this list to help potential students find information about CSWE accredited programs and bring recognition to top quality programs,” said Kelly Simpson, senior editor and outreach coordinator for “With concentrations in areas that deal with the most pressing issues in social work today and a curriculum that integrates Afrocentrism, humanistic values and professional autonomy, the Whitney M. Young Jr School of Social Work MSW offers students something they just won’t find anywhere else.”

You may view the full list of top CSWE-accredited programs here.


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