Jonesboro has a general population of 55,515 and an overall student population of 12,156. Approximately 12,156 of Jonesboro's students are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Jonesboro's largest social work school is Arkansas State University-Main Campus. In 2010, approximately 47 students graduated from the Social Work program at Arkansas State University-Main Campus.
In 2010, 47 students graduated with a social work degree in Jonesboro. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,226 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Jonesboro social work schools was an average of $25,146 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for social work related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,856 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,970.
After graduating with your credentials in social work, if you decide to work as a social worker in Jonesboro, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 20 social workers in Arkansas were working in the greater Jonesboro area. By the year 2018, the number of social workers is expected to increase by 15% in Jonesboro. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
As a social worker in Jonesboro, you can expect to make an average salary of $34,580 per year. This is higher than the average salary for social workers in the state.
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