Fayetteville has a general population of 58,047 and an overall student population of 20,000. Approximately 19,849 of Fayetteville's students are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Of the 1 social work schools in Fayetteville, the largest social work school, by student population, is University of Arkansas. In 2010, University of Arkansas graduated approximately 50 students with credentials in social work.
In 2010, 50 students graduated with a social work degree from one of Fayetteville's social work schools. If you decide to attend one of Fayetteville's social work schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,241 per year in instate tuition and $27,118 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,082 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a social work program in Fayetteville. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,732 per year, on average, for room and board at Fayetteville-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 Fayetteville, your job prospects are good. There were 880 social workers working in Arkansas and 130 working in the greater Fayetteville area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of social workers is expected to increase by 17% in Fayetteville. 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 Fayetteville is $34,470 per year, which is higher than the average for social workers state-wide.