With an overall population of 55,085 and a student population of 5,932, approximately 3,792 of Pine Bluff students attend one of Pine Bluff's schools that offer social work programs.
Pine Bluff's largest social work school is University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Approximately 18 students graduated in 2010 from University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff with credentials in social work.
In 2010, 18 students graduated with a social work degree in Pine Bluff. Tuition in 2009 at Pine Bluff's social work schools was $16,104 per year for instate students and $20,784 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a social work program in Pine Bluff. And if you live on campus at one of the Pine Bluff-based social work schools, you will have an added expense of $6,167 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,936.
If you decide to work as a social worker in Pine Bluff, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 1,400 social workers in Arkansas. Of these social workers, 60 were working in the greater Pine Bluff area. By the year 2018, the number of social workers is expected to increase by 15% in Pine Bluff. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
As a social worker in Pine Bluff, you can expect to make an average salary of $33,920 per year. This is lower than the average salary for social workers in the state.