Dalton has a total population of 27,912 and a student population of 5,796. Of these students, 5,722 are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Of the 1 social work schools in Dalton, the largest social work school, by student population, is Dalton State College. Approximately 11 students graduated in 2010 from Dalton State College with credentials in social work.
A reported 11 students graduated with credentials in social work in Dalton in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Dalton's social work schools, you can expect to pay an average of $10,740 per year in instate tuition and $18,222 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,600 for social work related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,440 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $6,000.
Many social work graduates choose to work as social workers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Dalton, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 7,930 social workers in Georgia. Of these social workers, 140 were working in the greater Dalton area. The government projects that the number of social workers in Dalton will increase by 20% by the year 2018. 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 Dalton is $36,350 per year, which is higher than the average for social workers state-wide.