A Top Ten School

When it comes to social work schools, it’s important to look at rankings and opinions from experts in the field. The information that has been available since 1990 demonstrates that the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is highly regarded in numerous arenas.
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Key Highlights

  • Ranked No. 8 in the U.S. among top social work schools, May, 2012 – TheBestSchools.org
  • Ranked No. 9 in the nation for top Graduate Social Work Schools by U.S. News & World Report: March, 2012. Ranked No. 10 in the nation and No. 1 in Ohio by U.S. News & World Report, 2008.
  • Ranked No. 3 – 14 in a survey of social work constituencies 1
  • Ranked No. 3 among members of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Ranked No. 11 among deans of social work schools
  • Ranked No. 12 among members of the Council on Social Work Education
  • Ranked No. 14 among graduate students in social work schools

Faculty Productivity Rankings

  • Ranked No. 7 in Faculty Scholarly Productivity in a 2007 survey by Academic Analytics, LLC
  • Ranked No. 9.5 in a review (2006) of all professional journal rankings of scholarly productivity reported from 1990-2003. 2

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Other Measures of Quality

  • The National Association of Social Workers Foundation recognizes Pioneers in Social Work that have explored new territories and built outposts for human services on many frontiers. Of the 678 identified by NASW, 25 (or 3.7 percent), have been affiliated with the Mandel School.
  • The Mandel School is No. 1 in endowed professorships among social work schools. The Mandel School has 10 endowed chairs, including the unfilled Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Professor.
  • In 2009, the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare inducted Claudia J. Coulton, the Lillian F. Harris Professor of Urban Research & Social Change, as a fellow.
  • The Mandel School is ranked among the Top 3 schools at Case Western Reserve for per capita external research funding.

University Rankings

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1 Green, R., Baskind, F., Fassler, A., and Jordan, A. (2006). The validity of the 2004 U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of schools of social work. Social Work, 51 #2, 135-145.
2Feldman, R. (2006). Reputations, rankings, and realities of social work schools: Challenges for future research. Journal of Social Work Education, 42 #3, 483-5-5.


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