With an overall population of 19,243 and a student population of 7,277, approximately 7,277 of Pittsburg students attend one of Pittsburg's schools that offer social work programs.
Of the 1 social work schools in Pittsburg, the largest social work school, by student population, is Pittsburg State University. In 2010, Pittsburg State University graduated approximately 21 students from its social work program.
A reported 21 students graduated with credentials in social work in Pittsburg in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Pittsburg's social work schools was $14,862 per year for instate students and $23,386 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a social work program in Pittsburg. And if you live on campus at one of the Pittsburg-based social work schools, you will have an added expense of $5,744 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,102.
If you plan on staying in Pittsburg after graduating from social work school, you should know that job prospects for social workers in Pittsburg, which is the most popular social work profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 9 social workers in Kansas were working in the greater Pittsburg area. The government projects that the number of social workers in Pittsburg will increase by 20% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a social worker in Pittsburg is $32,580 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for social workers.