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Social Work at Syracuse University

Every social work school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the social work program at Syracuse University stacks up to those at other schools.

Syracuse is located in Syracuse, New York and approximately 21,322 students attend the school each year. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 40 students received a bachelor's degree in social work from Syracuse.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Social Work section at the bottom of this page.

Syracuse Social Work Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work

Syracuse Social Work Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the social work progam at Syracuse compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The social work major at Syracuse is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Social Work. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Value Social Work Bachelor’s Degree Schools 372

In 2021, 73 students received their master’s degree in social work from Syracuse. This makes it the #130 most popular school for social work master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do Social Work Graduates from Syracuse Make?

The median salary of social work students who receive their bachelor's degree at Syracuse is $35,976. This is 13% higher than $31,866, which is the national average for all social work bachelor's degree recipients.


Social Work Student Demographics at Syracuse

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the social work majors at Syracuse University.

Syracuse Social Work Bachelor’s Program

78% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 40 social work majors earned their bachelor's degree from Syracuse. Of these graduates, 23% were men and 78% were women. The typical social work bachelor's degree program is made up of only 12% men. So male students are more repesented at Syracuse since its program graduates 10% more men than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 5% more racial-ethnic minorities in its social work bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor's in social work.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 9
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 19
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Syracuse Social Work Master’s Program

88% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 12% of social work master's degrees went to men and 88% went to women.


Of the students who received a social work master's degree from Syracuse, 74% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Syracuse University with a master's in social work.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 8
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 54
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

Syracuse also has a doctoral program available in social work. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Social Work Grads May Go Into

A degree in social work can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for Syracuse University.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 28,530 $58,050
Healthcare Social Workers 13,290 $62,280
Social and Community Service Managers 13,110 $86,700
Substance Abuse Social Workers 11,470 $62,130
Social Workers 5,790 $67,120


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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