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CSWE Accreditation Status

The Newman University BSW Program has achieved Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process.  A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance. 

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation.  Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation.  Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program.  Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation.

Newman University BSW Program Assessment Outcomes

Per the requirement of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation's (COA) recognizing body, the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and accreditation standard 4.0.3, programs must post Form AS-4 (B) publicly on its website and routinely up-date (minimally every 2 years) its findings.

Newman University's BSW (generalist practice) assessment plan and data are available by selecting the corresponding button below.

Download and View the 2020-2021 Form AS-4(B) Assessment Data

Download and View a Summary of the Program's Assessment Plan | Generalist Practice