Fort Myers has a total population of 48,208 and a student population of 31,873. Of these students, 11,092 are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Of the 1 social work schools in Fort Myers, the largest social work school, by student population, is Florida Gulf Coast University. In 2010, Florida Gulf Coast University graduated approximately 35 students from its social work program.
In 2010, 35 students graduated with a social work degree from one of Fort Myers's social work schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,679 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Fort Myers social work schools was an average of $31,938 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a social work program in Fort Myers. And if you live on campus at one of the Fort Myers-based social work schools, you will have an added expense of $7,642 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,037.
If you plan on staying in Fort Myers after graduating from social work school, you should know that job prospects for social workers in Fort Myers, which is the most popular social work profession, are good. There were 5,570 social workers working in Florida and 200 working in the greater Fort Myers area in 2010. The government projects that the number of social workers in Fort Myers will increase by 25% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a social worker in Fort Myers is $42,080 per year, which is higher than the average for social workers state-wide.