Waterbury has a total population of 107,271 and a student population of 9,880. Of these students, 2,590 are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
The largest social work school in Waterbury, by student population, is Post University. In 2010, Post University graduated approximately 10 students from its social work program.
In 2010, 10 students graduated with a social work degree in Waterbury. In 2009 tuition at social work schools in Waterbury was $24,300 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,500 for social work related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,400 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $30,050.
Many social work graduates choose to work as social workers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Waterbury, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 4,800 social workers in Connecticut. Of these social workers, 280 were working in the greater Waterbury area. By the year 2018, the number of social workers is expected to increase by 2% in Waterbury. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
As a social worker in Waterbury, you can expect to make an average salary of $71,120 per year. This is higher than the average salary for social workers in the state.