Boca Raton has a total population of 74,764 and a student population of 31,322. Of these students, 27,637 are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Boca Raton's largest social work school is Florida Atlantic University. In 2010, Florida Atlantic University graduated approximately 162 students with credentials in social work.
A total of 162 students graduated with credentials in social work from social work schools in Boca Raton in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Boca Raton's social work schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,439 per year in instate tuition and $26,116 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a social work program in Boca Raton. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,582 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in social work, if you decide to work as a social worker in Boca Raton, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 6,410 social workers in Florida. Of these social workers, 630 were working in the greater Boca Raton area. Boca Raton's social worker workforce is projected to increase by 19% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a social worker in Boca Raton is $32,240 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for social workers.