Augusta has a total population of 195,182 and a student population of 16,781. Of these students, 7,061 are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Of the 1 social work schools in Augusta, the largest social work school, by student population, is Augusta State University. In 2010, approximately 14 students graduated from the Social Work program at Augusta State University.
In 2010, 14 students graduated with a social work degree from one of Augusta's social work schools. Tuition in 2009 at Augusta's social work schools was $17,530 per year for instate students and $26,818 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for social work related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,250 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $7,930.
If you decide to work as a social worker in Augusta, your job prospects are good. There were 7,930 social workers working in Georgia and 400 working in the greater Augusta area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of social workers is expected to increase by 20% in Augusta. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a social worker in Augusta is $34,290 per year, which is higher than the average for social workers state-wide.