Great Bend has a general population of 15,345 and an overall student population of 4,237. Approximately 4,237 of Great Bend's students are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
The largest social work school in Great Bend, by student population, is Barton County Community College. In 2010, Barton County Community 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 Great Bend in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Great Bend's social work schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,006 per year in instate tuition and $14,552 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,036 for social work related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Great Bend-based social work schools, you will have an added expense of $7,341 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,665.
If you decide to work as a social worker in Great Bend, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 950 social workers in Kansas, 340 were working in the greater Great Bend area. The number of social workers in Great Bend is expected to increase by 20% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
As a social worker in Great Bend, you can expect to make an average salary of $32,580 per year. This is lower than the average salary for social workers in the state.