With an overall population of 1,321,045 and a student population of 85,286, approximately 34,205 of Phoenix students attend one of Phoenix's schools that offer social work programs.
Of the 1 social work schools in Phoenix, the largest social work school, by student population, is Grand Canyon University. In 2010, Grand Canyon University graduated approximately 9 students from its social work program.
A reported 9 students graduated with credentials in social work in Phoenix in 2010. If you decide to attend a social work school in Phoenix, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $17,060.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,750 for social work related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $14,592 per year, on average, for room and board at Phoenix-based social work schools. Students who live at home 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 Phoenix, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 4,510 social workers in Arizona. Of these social workers, 2,840 were working in the greater Phoenix area. Phoenix's social worker workforce is projected to decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a social worker in Phoenix is $36,840 per year, which is lower than the average for social workers state-wide.