Best Social Work Colleges in California

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We have created a 2018 ranking of the best colleges in California that offer Social Work degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 38 Social Work schools located within California. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Social Work Colleges in California for 2018

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California offers 2 Social Work Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 1,439 students graduated in the study area of Social Work with students earning 1,434 Master's degrees, and 5 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 52 Reviews
2 University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
UC Berkeley

University of California-Berkeley offers 5 Social Work Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 230 students graduated in the study area of Social Work with students earning 122 Bachelor's degrees, 84 Master's degrees, 15 Certificates degrees, and 9 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 140 Reviews
3 University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

University of California-Los Angeles offers 2 Social Work Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 100 students graduated in the study area of Social Work with students earning 96 Master's degrees, and 4 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 88 Reviews
4 California State University-Long Beach Long Beach, CA

California State University-Long Beach offers 2 Social Work Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 263 students graduated in the study area of Social Work with students earning 200 Master's degrees, and 63 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
5 San Diego State University San Diego, CA

San Diego State University offers 3 Social Work Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 209 students graduated in the study area of Social Work with students earning 111 Master's degrees, and 98 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 44 Reviews
6 San Jose State University San Jose, CA

San Jose State University offers 3 Social Work Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 214 students graduated in the study area of Social Work with students earning 138 Master's degrees, and 76 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 64 Reviews
7 California State University-Sacramento Sacramento, CA

California State University-Sacramento offers 3 Social Work Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 261 students graduated in the study area of Social Work with students earning 142 Bachelor's degrees, and 119 Master's degrees.

Based on 60 Reviews
8 California State University-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

California State University-Los Angeles offers 3 Social Work Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 230 students graduated in the study area of Social Work with students earning 136 Bachelor's degrees, and 94 Master's degrees.

Based on 36 Reviews
9 California State University-Fresno Fresno, CA

California State University-Fresno offers 3 Social Work Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 165 students graduated in the study area of Social Work with students earning 110 Bachelor's degrees, and 55 Master's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
10 California State University-Fullerton Fullerton, CA

California State University-Fullerton offers 1 Social Work Degree program. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 117 students graduated in the study area of Social Work with students earning 117 Master's degrees.

Based on 44 Reviews

List of all Social Work Colleges in California

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Degree Levels
  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Certificates
  • Doctoral
  • Master's
Program Length
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
Control Type
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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Southern California University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
16 : 1 43,401
University of California-Berkeley University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
3/5
21 : 1 38,189
University of California-Los Angeles University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
3/5
12 : 1 41,908
California State University-Long Beach California State University-Long Beach Long Beach, CA
2/5
27 : 1 37,446
San Diego State University San Diego State University San Diego, CA
2/5
31 : 1 34,254
San Jose State University San Jose State University San Jose, CA
2/5
31 : 1 32,773
California State University-Sacramento California State University-Sacramento Sacramento, CA
2/5
31 : 1 30,284
California State University-Los Angeles California State University-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
2/5
32 : 1 27,680
California State University-Fresno California State University-Fresno Fresno, CA
2/5
27 : 1 24,136
California State University-Fullerton California State University-Fullerton Fullerton, CA
2/5
30 : 1 38,948
California State University-Chico California State University-Chico Chico, CA
2/5
26 : 1 17,220
California State University-Northridge California State University-Northridge Northridge, CA
2/5
32 : 1 41,548
Azusa Pacific University Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA
5/5
14 : 1 9,975
Chapman University Chapman University Orange, CA
5/5
14 : 1 8,305
Humboldt State University Humboldt State University Arcata, CA
2/5
24 : 1 8,790
San Francisco State University San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
2/5
28 : 1 30,256
Whittier College Whittier College Whittier, CA
5/5
12 : 1 2,187
California State University-San Bernardino California State University-San Bernardino San Bernardino, CA
2/5
33 : 1 20,024
La Sierra University La Sierra University Riverside, CA
5/5
16 : 1 2,476
Point Loma Nazarene University Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA
5/5
18 : 1 3,663
California State University-East Bay California State University-East Bay Hayward, CA
2/5
31 : 1 15,528
Fresno Pacific University Fresno Pacific University Fresno, CA
5/5
13 : 1 3,342
Mount Saint Mary's University Mount Saint Mary's University Los Angeles, CA
5/5
14 : 1 3,431
California State University-Stanislaus California State University-Stanislaus Turlock, CA
2/5
25 : 1 9,282
California State University-San Marcos California State University-San Marcos San Marcos, CA
2/5
28 : 1 12,793

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Additional Social Work Degree Facts for California Schools

California Schools offering online Social Work degrees

Online Social Work degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 104 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Social Work degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Humboldt State University 0 0 56 48 0
Brandman University 0 0 36 0 0
How many California schools offer online Social Work degrees?
  • 3 Bachelor's
  • 1 Master's

What Social Work degree programs were earned in California?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 22 Colleges 1,080 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 1 Colleges 15 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 3 Colleges 18 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 29 Colleges 3,371 Graduates
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