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LC State’s online social work program ranked No. 2 nationally

LEWISTON, Idaho – Lewis-Clark State College was recently ranked No. 2 in the United State for having the most affordable online social work degree by, a leading higher education research organization. collects data from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics survey and then ranks the most affordable social work degree programs based on average net price, being regionally or nationally accredited, and offering at least one fully online social work degree.

Trailing only Eastern New Mexico University in the 2023 Most Affordable Online Social Work Degree programs category, LC State was honored for its standing in U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of regional colleges. complimented the college by writing “Because Lewis-Clark State College has a small student population, students enjoy a high degree of attention and support from faculty and staff. It also has a higher than average rate of placing students into employment within two years of graduation (89%).”

LC State offers a Bachelor of Social Work degree that includes internships, research projects and student activities, both in a traditional in-class setting and a non-tradition online format. The program fosters students to understand the differences among people and to respect these differences, which helps enrich the quality of life for society.

Graduates are expected to practice from a set of ethical principles inherent in the social work profession, including the recognition that professional development is a lifelong learning process. Program graduates often find jobs working with children, families, the elderly, and the underserved populations, including individuals with physical and mental disabilities, behavioral and mental health challenges, alcohol and drug addiction, and/or those who have experienced trauma in their life. reviews publicly available data to produce independent ranking assessments of various educational programs, in addition to research, student guides, and resources. The site is regularly updated by a team of writers and researchers, who produce college rankings and resources that have helped prospective and current college students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.

In 2020, also ranked LC State at No. 2 in its annual rankings of Most Affordable Online Social Work Programs.

For more information on the LC State Social Work program, visit

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