- About the School of Social Work
School of Social Work
First Accredited: 1933
Last Accredited: 2009
Next Accreditation: 2017
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.
Students graduating with a degree from SLU's School of Social Work will have their degree accredited by the college's accrediting agency, the Council on Education for Public Health, and by the School's accrediting agency CSWE.