With an overall population of 17,639 and a student population of 15,316, approximately 15,151 of Hammond students attend one of Hammond's schools that offer social work programs.
Southeastern Louisiana University is the largest social work school in Hammond, based on student population. In 2010, Southeastern Louisiana University graduated approximately 38 students with credentials in social work.
In 2010, 38 students graduated with a social work degree from one of Hammond's social work schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,448 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Hammond social work schools was an average of $21,704 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for social work related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Hammond-based social work schools, you will have an added expense of $6,450 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,528.
If you decide to work as a social worker in Hammond, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 2,960 social workers in Louisiana. Of these social workers, 100 were working in the greater Hammond area. The number of social workers in Hammond is expected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
As a social worker in Hammond, you can expect to make an average salary of $44,220 per year. This is higher than the average salary for social workers in the state.