Waco, Texas has 2 social work schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in social work. Waco has a total population of 113,726 and a student population of 31,041. Of these students, 23,742 are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Of the 2 social work schools in Waco, the largest social work school, by student population, is Baylor University. In 2010, Baylor University graduated approximately 98 students with credentials in social work.
A total of 98 students graduated with credentials in social work from social work schools in Waco in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,911 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,285 for social work related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,971 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,027.
Many social work graduates choose to work as social workers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Waco, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 17,090 social workers in Texas, 240 were working in the greater Waco area. The number of social workers in Waco is expected to increase by 17% 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 Waco is $36,830 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for social workers.