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A College on the Rise

A Message from Dean Lori Messinger

I am very pleased to share with you our newest rankings from the US News and World Report. We moved from 46th nationally and 30th among public institutions, to 24th among all social work programs in the country, and 13th among public institutions.

As many of you know, these rankings are reputational, meaning that they are really based on how our peers see us. I see this new ranking as a recognition of all the hard work that we have done over the last few years. Our investments in the college’s infrastructure and communications, our commitment to high-quality education, and our strong and growing national research presence are all reflected in this big jump in the rankings. 

The UT College of Social Work is a college on the rise. As a learning organization, we are consistently assessing community needs, new trends, and emerging opportunities to reposition ourselves toward the future. We are seeing increased student success, alumni engagement, research impact, and overall vitality of the college, all of which are reflected in our rankings. 

We are seen as one of the top 25 schools in the country. You should feel proud! I know I am.

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