With an overall population of 303,447 and a student population of 94,640, approximately 40,022 of Tampa students attend one of Tampa's schools that offer social work programs.
Tampa's largest social work school is University of South Florida-Main Campus. Approximately 243 students graduated in 2010 from University of South Florida-Main Campus with credentials in social work.
A reported 243 students graduated with credentials in social work in Tampa in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Tampa's social work schools was $18,927 per year for instate students and $29,736 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,500 for social work related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,750 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many social work graduates choose to work as social workers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Tampa, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 9,290 social workers in Florida, 1,560 were working in the greater Tampa area. The government projects that the number of social workers in Tampa will increase by 11% 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 Tampa is $38,580 per year, which is higher than the average for social workers state-wide.