Valparaiso has a total population of 27,428 and a student population of 4,144. Of these students, 4,065 are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Of the 1 social work schools in Valparaiso, the largest social work school, by student population, is Valparaiso University. In 2010, Valparaiso University graduated approximately 11 students from its social work program.
In 2010, 11 students graduated with a social work degree from one of Valparaiso's social work schools. In 2009 tuition at social work schools in Valparaiso was $28,320 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for social work related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,960 per year, on average, for room and board at Valparaiso-based social work schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $31,160.
Many social work graduates choose to work as social workers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Valparaiso, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 15 social workers in Indiana were working in the greater Valparaiso area. The government projects that the number of social workers in Valparaiso 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 Valparaiso is $33,570 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for social workers.
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