Jackson State University ranks No. 1 among 65 HBCU academic institutions offering social work programs, according to a recent analysis by Hbcu-colleges.com.
JSU’s School of Social Work in the College of Public Service received four stars for curriculum and five stars for teaching.
Dr. Isiah Marshall, associate dean of the School of Social Work, said, “The distinction earned by Jackson State University for its curriculum, academic and professional outcomes is a true testament to the hard work by our faculty, staff and students.”
Hbcu-colleges.com bills itself as an unaffiliated organization that offers unbiased data collected from Historically Black Colleges and Universities and issued by the U.S. Department of Education.
Reportedly, its ranking algorithm is based on “proprietary unique formulas that involve 63 academic, financial and organizational factors and metrics.” The measure also includes faculty profiles, student retention rates and alumni job prospects.