If you are interested in pursuing social work, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 social work schools in Indianapolis, Indiana. Indianapolis has a total population of 781,870 and a student population of 71,622. Of these students, 35,438 are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
The largest social work school in Indianapolis, by student population, is Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis. In 2010, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis graduated approximately 344 students from its social work program.
A total of 352 students graduated with credentials in social work from social work schools in Indianapolis in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Indianapolis's social work schools was $27,644 per year for instate students and $35,093 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $836 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a social work program in Indianapolis. And if you live on campus at one of the Indianapolis-based social work schools, you will have an added expense of $7,992 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,667.
After graduating with your credentials in social work, if you decide to work as a social worker in Indianapolis, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 8 social workers in Indiana were working in the greater Indianapolis area. The government projects that the number of social workers in Indianapolis will increase by 13% 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 Indianapolis is $34,570 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for social workers.
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