Fulton has a total population of 3,882 and a student population of 7,596. Of these students, 7,596 are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Of the 1 social work schools in Fulton, the largest social work school, by student population, is Itawamba Community College. In 2010, approximately 12 students graduated from the Social Work program at Itawamba Community College.
A total of 12 students graduated with credentials in social work from social work schools in Fulton in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Fulton's social work schools, you can expect to pay an average of $9,150 per year in instate tuition and $10,900 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,400 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a social work program in Fulton. And if you live on campus at one of the Fulton-based social work schools, you will have an added expense of $3,010 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,490.
Many social work graduates choose to work as social workers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Fulton, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 social workers in Mississippi were working in the greater Fulton area. The government projects that the number of social workers in Fulton will increase by 14% 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 Fulton is $29,350 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for social workers.