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Student Body Demographics

At the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, we are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in everything we do, from our curriculum to professional practice. We value the diverse backgrounds and perspectives that our students bring to our programs, strengthening and enriching the academic experience for all. 

We are proud to have a student body that reflects the diversity of Los Angeles and the communities served by the social work and nursing professions across the country. 

All Degree Programs chart shows a breakdown of student demographics across four degree programs in the School of Social Work.

Across all four of our degree programs for the 2022–2023 academic year, 35% of students identified as Latinx, 32% as Caucasian, 32% as African American, 13% as Asian/Pacific Islander, 0.41% as Native American, and 5% of students are Unknown.

Demographics by Degree Program

MSW Student Demographics

Master of Social Work chart shows a breakdown of student demographics in the MSW program.

The Master of Social Work (MSW) program for the 2022–2023 academic year had 40% of students identifying as Latinx, 31% as Caucasian, 13% as African American, 11% as Asian/Pacific Islander, and 5% categorized as Unknown.

MSN Student Demographics

Master of Science in Nursing chart shows a breakdown of student demographics in the MSN program.

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program for the 2022–2023 academic year had 33% of students identifying as Caucasian, 31% as Asian/Pacific Islander, 21% as Latinx, 5% as African American, 2% as Native American, and 9% categorized as Unknown.

PhD Student Demographics

Doctor of Philosophy chart shows a breakdown of student demographics in the PhD program.

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program for the 2022–2023 academic year has 44% of students identifying as Caucasian, 19% as Asian/Pacific Islander, 13% as African American, 13% as Latinx and 13% as Native American.

DSW Student Demographics

Doctor of Social Work

The Doctor of Social Work (DSW) program for the 2022–2023 academic year had 37% of students identifying as Caucasian, 35% as African American, 17% as Latinx, 7% as Asian/Pacific Islander, 1% as Native American, and 4% categorized as Unknown.

Black Social Work Caucus

Student Caucuses

The School of Social Work is home to more than a dozen identity- and interest-based student groups. Student caucuses enable members to organize effectively and empower themselves through a collective voice.

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