With an overall population of 776,733 and a student population of 102,501, approximately 30,469 of San Francisco students attend one of San Francisco's schools that offer social work programs.
The largest social work school in San Francisco, by student population, is San Francisco State University. In 2010, approximately 84 students graduated from the Social Work program at San Francisco State University.
In 2010, 84 students graduated with a social work degree from one of San Francisco's social work schools. If you decide to attend one of San Francisco's social work schools, you can expect to pay an average of $22,830 per year in instate tuition and $33,990 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,734 for social work related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,564 per year, on average, for room and board at San Francisco-based social work schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,860.
Many social work graduates choose to work as social workers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in San Francisco, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 17 social workers in California were working in the greater San Francisco area. The government projects that the number of social workers in San Francisco will increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a social worker in San Francisco is $48,020 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for social workers.