Briar Cliff ranked nation's most affordable online social work program

Briar Cliff ranked nation's most affordable online social work program

SR Education Group - Most Affordable Online Colleges: Social Work 2017

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Briar Cliff University’s online Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree completion program is the most affordable of its kind in the nation, according to the annual rankings released by SR Education Group.

This marks the second consecutive year Briar Cliff’s BSW program has been ranked atop the list, which is published annually on the website, "" To achieve its rankings, the website manually researches and calculates annual tuition rates, accreditation, acceptance rates and other important metrics from more than 700 official schools across the nation.

“We are proud to be recognized for our continued excellence in online education,” said Elizabeth Rembold, program director and chair of BCU’s Department of Social Work. “Not only do we deliver a program high in academic quality, we are also committed to offering a convenient, affordable option to our students in social work — a field through which so many of our graduates are called to make a difference in the world.”

Briar Cliff's BSW degree completion program, one of a few in the nation to be accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), is intended for those who already have some college credit or an associate’s degree in social work or human services. It features innovative coursework, caring faculty mentors, flexible acceptance of transfer credits and a close-to-home field experience.

SR Education Group, an education research publisher, created “” in 2013 as a free, comprehensive and authoritative online resource for students; with the goal of making information about education, careers and college financing easily accessible to students across the nation.

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