Savannah has a total population of 131,510 and a student population of 26,747. Of these students, 3,820 are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
The largest social work school in Savannah, by student population, is Savannah State University. In 2010, Savannah State University graduated approximately 43 students with credentials in social work.
In 2010, 43 students graduated with a social work degree from one of Savannah's social work schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,232 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Savannah social work schools was an average of $25,846 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,500 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a social work program in Savannah. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,958 per year, on average, for room and board at Savannah-based social work schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,274.
After graduating with your credentials in social work, if you decide to work as a social worker in Savannah, your job prospects are good. There were 7,930 social workers working in Georgia and 180 working in the greater Savannah area in 2010. The number of social workers in Savannah is expected to 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 Savannah is $36,630 per year, which is higher than the average for social workers state-wide.