Anchorage has a total population of 260,283 and a student population of 19,599. Of these students, 17,276 are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Of the 1 social work schools in Anchorage, the largest social work school, by student population, is University of Alaska Anchorage. In 2010, approximately 37 students graduated from the Social Work program at University of Alaska Anchorage.
A total of 37 students graduated with credentials in social work from social work schools in Anchorage in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,604 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Anchorage social work schools was an average of $26,504 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,154 for social work related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,430 per year, on average, for room and board at Anchorage-based social work schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,542.
If you plan on staying in Anchorage after graduating from social work school, you should know that job prospects for social workers in Anchorage, which is the most popular social work profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 330 social workers in Alaska, 410 were working in the greater Anchorage area. Anchorage's social worker workforce is projected to decrease by 0% 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 Anchorage is $40,970 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for social workers.
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