Boone has a total population of 13,472 and a student population of 16,968. Of these students, 16,968 are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
The largest social work school in Boone, by student population, is Appalachian State University. In 2010, Appalachian State University graduated approximately 104 students from its social work program.
A reported 104 students graduated with credentials in social work in Boone in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,391 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Boone social work schools was an average of $25,012 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $700 for social work related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,400 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 Boone, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 10,240 social workers in North Carolina, 630 were working in the greater Boone area. The number of social workers in Boone is expected to increase by 6% 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 Boone is $40,810 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for social workers.