An article in the online resource Social Work Degree Guide lists NC State University as number 16 among the most affordable MSW programs in the United States. The ranking comes from a combination of the top 100 social work degree programs in the US News and World Report and the top schools on the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator. Currently, the average tuition for the top 100 graduate schools degree in social work in the United States is $15,416. NC State is listed as having a tuition of $7,173, which falls well below the national average.
A quote from the Guide website follows: “As the 101st best college, 47th top public school, and 8th best up-and-coming school in the nation, North Carolina State University is an internationally renowned institution for its innovative research and great value. Recently celebrating its 40th anniversary of being accredited by the respected Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the two-year full-time MSW degree program equips students with the skills needed for advanced generalist social work practice with sensitivity to social, economic, cultural, and demographic contexts” (SWDG, 2014).