Bridgeport has a general population of 139,529 and an overall student population of 17,911. Approximately 6,023 of Bridgeport's students are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Bridgeport's largest social work school is Sacred Heart University. In 2010, approximately 12 students graduated from the Social Work program at Sacred Heart University.
In 2010, 12 students graduated with a social work degree in Bridgeport. In 2009 tuition at social work schools in Bridgeport was $30,298 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $700 for social work related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $12,246 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $32,498.
If you plan on staying in Bridgeport after graduating from social work school, you should know that job prospects for social workers in Bridgeport, which is the most popular social work profession, are not very good. There were 4,800 social workers working in Connecticut and 920 working in the greater Bridgeport area in 2010. The number of social workers in Bridgeport is expected to increase by 2% by the year 2018. 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 Bridgeport is $62,400 per year, which is higher than the average for social workers state-wide.