Atlanta, 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 416,474 and a student population of 92,079, approximately 34,300 of Atlanta students attend one of Atlanta's schools that offer social work programs.
The largest social work school in Atlanta, by student population, is Clark Atlanta University. In 2010, approximately 88 students graduated from the Social Work program at Clark Atlanta University.
In 2010, 170 students graduated with a social work degree from one of Atlanta's social work schools. If you decide to attend one of Atlanta's social work schools, you can expect to pay an average of $25,764 per year in instate tuition and $34,869 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,600 for social work related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,111 per year, on average, for room and board at Atlanta-based social work schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,018.
Many social work graduates choose to work as social workers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Atlanta, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 7,930 social workers in Georgia. Of these social workers, 2,690 were working in the greater Atlanta area. The government projects that the number of social workers in Atlanta will 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 Atlanta, you can expect to make an average salary of $36,110 per year. This is higher than the average salary for social workers in the state.
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