With an overall population of 142,990 and a student population of 4,508, approximately 4,355 of Aurora students attend one of Aurora's schools that offer social work programs.
The largest social work school in Aurora, by student population, is Aurora University. Approximately 184 students graduated in 2010 from Aurora University with credentials in social work.
A total of 184 students graduated with credentials in social work from social work schools in Aurora in 2010. If you decide to attend a social work school in Aurora, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $18,200.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for social work related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Aurora-based social work schools, you will have an added expense of $8,450 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $27,078.
Many social work graduates choose to work as social workers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Aurora, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 13,520 social workers in Illinois. Of these social workers, 8,630 were working in the greater Aurora area. The number of social workers in Aurora is expected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
As a social worker in Aurora, you can expect to make an average salary of $51,660 per year. This is higher than the average salary for social workers in the state.