With an overall population of 1,426 and a student population of 2,639, approximately 2,639 of Decatur students attend one of Decatur's schools that offer social work programs.
The largest social work school in Decatur, by student population, is East Central Community College. Approximately 2 students graduated in 2010 from East Central Community College with credentials in social work.
A total of 2 students graduated with credentials in social work from social work schools in Decatur in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Decatur's social work schools was $9,410 per year for instate students and $11,510 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,240 for social work related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $2,990 per year, on average, for room and board at Decatur-based social work schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,420.
After graduating with your credentials in social work, if you decide to work as a social worker in Decatur, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 1,080 social workers in Mississippi. Of these social workers, 210 were working in the greater Decatur area. The number of social workers in Decatur is expected to increase by 15% 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 Decatur is $33,940 per year, which is higher than the average for social workers state-wide.