If you are interested in pursuing social work, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 social work schools in El Paso, Texas. El Paso has a total population of 563,662 and a student population of 55,075. Of these students, 49,179 are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
The largest social work school in El Paso, by student population, is The University of Texas at El Paso. In 2010, The University of Texas at El Paso graduated approximately 41 students from its social work program.
A reported 42 students graduated with credentials in social work in El Paso in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,115 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all El Paso social work schools was an average of $27,475 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,045 for social work related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,203 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,659.
If you decide to work as a social worker in El Paso, your job prospects are good. There were 17,090 social workers working in Texas and 550 working in the greater El Paso area in 2010. The government projects that the number of social workers in El Paso will increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
As a social worker in El Paso, you can expect to make an average salary of $33,370 per year. This is lower than the average salary for social workers in the state.
919 Hunter Drive, El Paso, Texas 79915-1908
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500 W. University Ave, El Paso, Texas 79968-0691