Ashland University Social Work Program Receives Top Recognition

Ashland University Social Work Program Receives Top Recognition

3/4/19 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s Social Work program has been recognized by the Human Services Education Organization as being one of the two most affordable private social work programs in the state of Ohio.

“We are very proud to receive this recognition from this organization,” said Dr. Michael Vimont, associate professor of social work. “This recognition in the 2019 Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) rankings shows that we offer a quality program of social work at a cost significantly lower than the average of other private schools in the State of Oho.”

Vimont noted that quality is based largely on the currency of the curriculum; the way faculty are vetted and evaluated; testing and grading standards; and resources and administrative support system available to the program.

Ashland University and Central State University were the only two Ohio programs listed in the top 101 ranking of BSW programs across the country.

According to Kelly Simpson, senior editor and outreach specialist for, the group has assessed hundreds of schools around the nation to find Bachelor's in Social Work programs that they are listing as the best of the best.

“We created this list to help potential students find information about CSWE accredited programs and bring recognition to top quality programs, such as yours,” she said. “Congratulations, your Bachelor's in Social Work program has been recognized!”

To see the list of best social work programs in the country, go to:

Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, is a mid-sized, comprehensive private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Religiously affiliated with the Brethren Church, Ashland University ( deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###