Valdosta has a total population of 43,724 and a student population of 17,089. Of these students, 12,391 are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Valdosta's largest social work school is Valdosta State University. In 2010, Valdosta State University graduated approximately 43 students from its social work program.
In 2010, 43 students graduated with a social work degree from one of Valdosta's social work schools. Tuition in 2009 at Valdosta's social work schools was $19,024 per year for instate students and $28,606 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for social work related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Valdosta-based social work schools, you will have an added expense of $6,420 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a social worker in Valdosta, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 57 social workers in Georgia were working in the greater Valdosta area. The government projects that the number of social workers in Valdosta 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 Valdosta is $32,720 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for social workers.