College Choice released their 2017 ranking of the best Master’s in Social Work programs with UConn ranking 35th. The SSW is up from 40th in 2016.

The rankings were made using data from extensive studies published from the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA where students rated their college experiences in a variety of areas including tuition expenses, financial aid coverage, academic reputation, and after-college job placement. In addition, College Choice compared that data to other public sources like US News & World Report, the National Center for Education Statistics, and PayScale.com.

College Choice is a free online resource to help students in their college search, including rankings, admissions advice, scholarships and financial aid information.