Fort Valley has a total population of 8,005 and a student population of 3,553. Of these students, 3,553 are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
The largest social work school in Fort Valley, by student population, is Fort Valley State University. In 2010, Fort Valley State University graduated approximately 13 students from its social work program.
In 2010, 13 students graduated with a social work degree from one of Fort Valley's social work schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,890 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Fort Valley social work schools was an average of $29,504 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,250 for social work related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,728 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a social worker in Fort Valley, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 7,930 social workers in Georgia. Of these social workers, 600 were working in the greater Fort Valley area. The government projects that the number of social workers in Fort Valley will increase by 20% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a social worker in Fort Valley is $33,200 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for social workers.