Sacramento has a total population of 407,018 and a student population of 115,165. Of these students, 29,241 are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
California State University-Sacramento is the largest social work school in Sacramento, based on student population. In 2010, California State University-Sacramento graduated approximately 210 students from its social work program.
A total of 210 students graduated with credentials in social work from social work schools in Sacramento in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Sacramento's social work schools was $21,478 per year for instate students and $32,638 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,734 for social work related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Sacramento-based social work schools, you will have an added expense of $9,910 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,598.
Many social work graduates choose to work as social workers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Sacramento, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 15 social workers in California were working in the greater Sacramento area. Sacramento's social worker workforce is projected to increase by 10% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a social worker in Sacramento is $58,490 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for social workers.