Durham has a general population of 9,024 and an overall student population of 15,253. Approximately 15,253 of Durham's students are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Of the 1 social work schools in Durham, the largest social work school, by student population, is University of New Hampshire-Main Campus. In 2010, University of New Hampshire-Main Campus graduated approximately 85 students from its social work program.
A total of 90 students graduated with credentials in social work from social work schools in Durham in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Durham's social work schools was $25,348 per year for instate students and $39,318 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for social work related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Durham-based social work schools, you will have an added expense of $9,674 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $17,550.
After graduating with your credentials in social work, if you decide to work as a social worker in Durham, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 570 social workers in New Hampshire, 100 were working in the greater Durham area. The government projects that the number of social workers in Durham will increase by 9% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
As a social worker in Durham, you can expect to make an average salary of $36,290 per year. This is lower than the average salary for social workers in the state.