Athens, Georgia has 2 social work schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in social work. With an overall population of 100,266 and a student population of 40,242, approximately 40,052 of Athens students attend one of Athens's schools that offer social work programs.
Of the 2 social work schools in Athens, the largest social work school, by student population, is University of Georgia. In 2010, University of Georgia graduated approximately 199 students with credentials in social work.
In 2010, 219 students graduated with a social work degree from one of Athens's social work schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,000 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Athens social work schools was an average of $36,210 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,230 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a social work program in Athens. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,046 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $11,143.
If you plan on staying in Athens after graduating from social work school, you should know that job prospects for social workers in Athens, which is the most popular social work profession, are good. In 2010, of the 7,930 social workers in Georgia, 120 were working in the greater Athens area. The number of social workers in Athens is expected to increase by 20% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
As a social worker in Athens, you can expect to make an average salary of $33,060 per year. This is lower than the average salary for social workers in the state.
Athens, Georgia 30602
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