With an overall population of 58,720 and a student population of 12,087, approximately 12,087 of Des Plaines students attend one of Des Plaines's schools that offer social work programs.
Des Plaines's largest social work school is Oakton Community College. Approximately 3 students graduated in 2010 from Oakton Community College with credentials in social work.
A total of 3 students graduated with credentials in social work from social work schools in Des Plaines in 2010. If you decide to attend a social work school in Des Plaines, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $2,510.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for social work related books and supplies every year.
Many social work graduates choose to work as social workers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Des Plaines, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 social workers in Illinois were working in the greater Des Plaines area. By the year 2018, the number of social workers is expected to increase by 8% in Des Plaines. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
As a social worker in Des Plaines, you can expect to make an average salary of $51,660 per year. This is higher than the average salary for social workers in the state.