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K-State Today

March 28, 2019

Accreditation of social work program reaffirmed until 2026

Submitted by College of Arts and Sciences

In February 2019 the Council on Social Work Education's Commission on Accreditation completed its formal review of the Kansas State University social work program in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Commission on Accreditation voted to reaffirm the accreditation of the program for eight years, ending in February 2026.

The self-study is a multiple-year process that includes a detailed report and site visit that examines the program's compliance with social work educational standards, including assessments of student outcomes.

The Commission on Accreditation found K-State's social work program in compliance with all accreditation standards and educational policies. The official announcement can be found on the council's website.

The K-State social work program is one of 523 fully accredited baccalaureate social work programs and offers bachelor's degrees in social work at both the Manhattan and Polytechnic campuses. The K-State programs conferred 82 bachelor's degrees in 2018 and 93 bachelor's degrees in 2017.

Social work remains one of the most diverse groups of students at K-State, and according to 2017 data, 27 percent of social work students are minorities. K-State established the social work program in 1972 and has maintained Council on Social Work Education accreditation since 1974.

To learn more about the social work program in K-State's College of Arts and Sciences, please visit its website.