Ever wondered how graduated from your MSW program tend to do on the social work licensing exam? The ASWB has answers. Here's a page that allows you to search by school - a multi-page pdf report is generated. Skip ahead a few pages, that's where the stats begin.
We searched UCLA. As you might expect, Bruins do well on the exam. In 2021, 87% of UCLA social work grads passed the LCSW exam on the first try. That's a big leap from the percentage of Californians passing on the first try (71%) and from the US & Canada number (74.6%). Congratulations, UCLA grads!
There are a lot better reasons to pick a social work program than this result. Areas of study, location, internships, expense…You know the list. Chances are, if you're reading this, you've already made the decision. But stats are sort of fun, right? Of mild interest, at least. And a nice, quick way to take a break from social work licensing exam prep while still (sort of) staying focused on the exam.
Wherever you got or are getting your MSW, hope you'll let SWTP help with your exam prep. There's a lot of practice to be had here ("Get practice, get licensed!"). And when you pass, drop us a note with the good news. We want to hear about it! Until then…
Happy studying and good luck on the exam!
December 12, 2022