Limestone University Online Master’s In Social Work Ranks No. 7 In United States

Charles Wyatt
Best Online MSW

Limestone University has been recognized as a top school for online education in healthcare for 2024.

The website ranked Limestone’s Online Master’s In Social Work (MSW) No. 7 nationally for online degrees and certificates in the healthcare field going into 2024.

Just six percent of regionally accredited colleges and universities earned a ranking position. The only other institution in South Carolina ranked in the Top 50 was Winthrop University at No. 48.

Limestone’s online programs in the medical field earned top honors for their overall quality, affordability, and commitment to student success.

“Our rankings feature the programs giving future nurses and allied health professionals the best chance for success, from day one in the classroom to day one on the job,” said Wes Harris, outreach coordinator for “This starts with having a price tag that students can afford, as well as providing academic counseling, career placement services, and other key resources and support that help students graduate and get hired.”’s rankings come at a time when the demand for trained healthcare professionals is on the rise.

“One solution to the healthcare shortage is making higher education more accessible to students,” said Harris. “Online programs open the door to those who may not be able to commit to a campus-based program because of their typical inflexibility, the commute, or their personal demanding schedules. The schools on our rankings have made online learning a priority.” researched and analyzed more than 7,700 accredited schools using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and from the schools themselves. The website’s data science team then applied a proprietary algorithm to rank all qualifying schools for each healthcare discipline. Primary data points include academic counseling services, career placement services, student-to-faculty ratio, tuition, percent of students receiving school-based financial aid, and amount of school-based aid per student.

To be eligible, a school must hold active regional accreditation and have at least one partially online program in the ranking subject.