HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Graduateprograms.com has announced its Spring 2015 'Top Social Work Grad Programs for Value.' Graduateprograms.com defines 'value' by posing the following questions to students: how satisfied are you with your graduate program? Did you make the right choice? Would you choose this program again?
Alabama A&M University fell 2nd on the list of top social work graduate programs nationwide.
"I believe it's a great thing," says Omauri Whitlow, who is studying agribusiness management at the university. "I have a friend who closely works with the social work program and this past summer he was awarded opportunity to go study in Washington, D.C. and work with the social work department in that area where he'll be helping kids get out of poverty; get out of oppression; get out of bad homes, and find them a really wonderful place to stay. And I believe that A&M focusing on that really gives us a differentiation within the market -- gives us a big pull and a lot of value to our school and student body."
Even students studying outside the social work program can understand and vouch for the top ranking.
"A&M offers a great program here in social work," says Biology Education Graduate Student Tavarus Hartsfield. "Recently, my sister graduated from the social work program and has actually been offered a job in Atlanta, Ga., so I can understand why we are ranked number 2."
Program rankings, compiled using data gathered between September 1, 2012 and March 31, 2015, encompass reviews posted by more than 7,500 social work students participating in over 500 social work programs nationwide. Ratings are based on a 10-star system (with 1 being the worst and 10 being the best).
Click here to see the top 25 list of Social Work Programs for Graduate Program Value.