The School of Social Work has been continuously accredited since 1930. The School was most recently reaccredited in 2002 by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
The Council, founded in 1952, is a partnership of educational and professional institutions, social welfare agencies, and private citizens and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in this country.
CSWE works to ensure the preparation of competent social work professionals by providing national leadership and a forum for collective action. The main responsibility of CSWE is to promote and maintain the high quality of social work education. In addition, CSWE strives to stimulate knowledge and curriculum development, to advance social justice, and to strengthen community and individual well-being.