Rensselaer has a total population of 5,294 and a student population of 1,011. Of these students, 1,011 are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Saint Josephs College is the largest social work school in Rensselaer, based on student population. In 2010, Saint Josephs College graduated approximately 3 students with credentials in social work.
A total of 3 students graduated with credentials in social work from social work schools in Rensselaer in 2010. In 2009 tuition at social work schools in Rensselaer was $24,530 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $800 for social work related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Rensselaer-based social work schools, you will have an added expense of $7,420 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in social work, if you decide to work as a social worker in Rensselaer, your job prospects are good. There were 5,220 social workers working in Indiana and 590 working in the greater Rensselaer area in 2010. Rensselaer's social worker workforce is projected to 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 Rensselaer is $33,570 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for social workers.