With an overall population of 10,858 and a student population of 3,226, approximately 3,226 of Magnolia students attend one of Magnolia's schools that offer social work programs.
The largest social work school in Magnolia, by student population, is Southern Arkansas University Main Campus. In 2010, approximately 15 students graduated from the Social Work program at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus.
In 2010, 19 students graduated with a social work degree in Magnolia. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,280 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Magnolia social work schools was an average of $18,920 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for social work related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Magnolia-based social work schools, you will have an added expense of $4,450 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,624.
After graduating with your credentials in social work, if you decide to work as a social worker in Magnolia, your job prospects are good. There were 1,400 social workers working in Arkansas and 220 working in the greater Magnolia area in 2010. The government projects that the number of social workers in Magnolia will increase by 15% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a social worker in Magnolia is $34,250 per year, which is lower than the average for social workers state-wide.