There are 2 social work schools in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Baton Rouge has a general population of 227,818 and an overall student population of 51,121. Approximately 36,262 of Baton Rouge's students are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
The largest social work school in Baton Rouge, by student population, is Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. In 2010, approximately 96 students graduated from the Social Work program at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College.
A total of 116 students graduated with credentials in social work from social work schools in Baton Rouge in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Baton Rouge's social work schools was $15,587 per year for instate students and $23,058 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,350 for social work related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,702 per year, on average, for room and board at Baton Rouge-based social work schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,133.
Many social work graduates choose to work as social workers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Baton Rouge, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 social workers in Louisiana were working in the greater Baton Rouge area. By the year 2018, the number of social workers is expected to increase by 8% in Baton Rouge. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
As a social worker in Baton Rouge, you can expect to make an average salary of $46,570 per year. This is higher than the average salary for social workers in the state.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803-2750
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