Program Outcomes

Social Work Program Outcomes

Eastern’s Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) which is the national accrediting body for baccalaureate and masters programs in social work. We are one of 480 accredited baccalaureate programs nationally. For information about accreditation see:

Eastern’s Social Work Program is publicly posting its achievement of benchmarks that demonstrate the quality of our educational program.

Assessment 2016

Post Graduate Outcomes:

Readiness for Graduate Studies

76% of the graduating seniors reported feeling “highly prepared” for graduate studies

Graduate school Admissions

55% of the graduating seniors gained admission in MSW programs immediately following graduation. 100% of those attending MSW programs earned advanced standing admission status.

  • Readiness for Social Work Practice

76% of the graduating seniors reported feeling highly prepared” for generalist practice

Employment outcomes

75% of the graduating seniors who are not immediately entering graduate programs obtained full-time employment immediately following graduation.

  • Timely Graduation

98% entering junior social work majors graduated with a BA within two years of entering the major

Competency: We assess student learning competencies which reflect the program’s very high standards of achievement, which include multiple measures including internship assessment by social work field instructors and nationally normed tests, we expect that students will achieve competency in 80% of all measures in each competency. The following are the results for academic year 2015 -2016.

Benchmark 2.1.1 Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior (Achieved)

Benchmark 2.1.2 Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice (Achieved)

Benchmark 2.1.3 Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic and Environmental Justice (Achieved)

Benchmark 2.1.4 Engage in Practice Informed Research and Research Informed Practice – (Not Achieved)

Benchmark 2.1.5 Engage in Policy Practice – (Not achieved)

Benchmark 2.1.6 Engage with Individual, Families, Groups, Organizations and Communities (Achieved)

Benchmark 2.1.7 Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities  (Achieved)

Benchmark 2.1.8 Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities( Achieved)

Benchmark 2.1.9 Evaluate practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities  – ( Achieved)

Determine the percentage of students that attained the benchmark for each outcome measure.  Average the percentages together to obtain the percentage of students demonstrating competence.  Determine whether this percentage is larger than the competency Benchmark (see Appendix D).