With an overall population of 32,135 and a student population of 9,742, approximately 3,609 of Dover students attend one of Dover's schools that offer social work programs.
Of the 1 social work schools in Dover, the largest social work school, by student population, is Delaware State University. In 2010, Delaware State University graduated approximately 61 students from its social work program.
A reported 61 students graduated with credentials in social work in Dover in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Dover's social work schools, you can expect to pay an average of $21,024 per year in instate tuition and $28,285 per year in out of state tuition.
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 at one of the Dover-based social work schools, you will have an added expense of $9,386 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,581.
Many social work graduates choose to work as social workers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Dover, your job prospects are good. There were 340 social workers working in Delaware and 150 working in the greater Dover area in 2010. The number of social workers in Dover is expected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a social worker in Dover is $41,180 per year, which is higher than the average for social workers state-wide.