Lubbock, Texas has 2 social work schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in social work. Lubbock has a total population of 199,564 and a student population of 36,271. Of these students, 31,955 are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Of the 2 social work schools in Lubbock, the largest social work school, by student population, is Texas Tech University. In 2010, Texas Tech University graduated approximately 23 students with credentials in social work.
In 2010, 45 students graduated with a social work degree in Lubbock. Tuition in 2009 at Lubbock's social work schools was $21,880 per year for instate students and $25,204 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,075 for social work related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,380 per year, on average, for room and board at Lubbock-based social work schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in social work, if you decide to work as a social worker in Lubbock, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 17,090 social workers in Texas. Of these social workers, 310 were working in the greater Lubbock area. The government projects that the number of social workers in Lubbock will increase by 17% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
As a social worker in Lubbock, you can expect to make an average salary of $35,390 per year. This is lower than the average salary for social workers in the state.
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