Raymond A. Kent School of Social Work

Social Work

Social work is the profession that promotes or restores the relationships between people and their environment in order to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, communities, or organizations. Social work traces its historical roots to the end of the 1800s and social work activities then and now work toward the improvement of social conditions and the alleviation of social problems.


2017 First Destination Results

A total of 72 (n=72) graduates of the Raymond A. Kent School of Social Work from the December 2016, May 2017, and August 2017 classes reported employment and continuing education information.

Class Breakdown

  • May 2017: 97% (n=70)
  • August 2017: 3% (n=2)

Degree Level

  • Bachelors: 15% (n=11)
  • Masters: 85% (n=61)

Post-Graduation Status*

  • 71% of graduates are employed full-time
  • 11% of graduates are employed part-time
  • 7% of graduates are seeking employment
  • 6% of graduates are not seeing employment or continuing education at this time
  • 3% of graduates are enrolling in/enrolled in graduate school or continuing education
  • 1% of graduates are participating in a volunteer or service program
  • 1% of graduates are serving in the US Armed or Uniformed Services

Full-time Employment Timeline

Of graduates who reported full-time employment:

  • 47% were employed upon graduation
  • 84% were employed within 3 months of graduation
  • 100% were employed within 6 months of graduation

Average Full-time Salaries

  • Bachelors degree recipients: $33,000
  • Masters degree recipients: $41,400

*Post-graduation status is only representative of those who completed the First Destination Survey, and may not be generalizable to all degree recipients.
The timeline for full-time employment varies by alumni; results from the First Destination Survey many not be generalizable to all degree recipients.
Average full-time salaries vary by degree, degree level, years of experience, job classification, and company/organization, and my not be generalizable to all degree recipients.