With an overall population of 53,107 and a student population of 11,512, approximately 9,004 of Monroe students attend one of Monroe's schools that offer social work programs.
The largest social work school in Monroe, by student population, is University of Louisiana Monroe. In 2010, University of Louisiana Monroe graduated approximately 12 students from its social work program.
A reported 12 students graduated with credentials in social work in Monroe in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Monroe's social work schools was $13,693 per year for instate students and $19,950 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for social work related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,890 per year, on average, for room and board at Monroe-based social work schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many social work graduates choose to work as social workers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Monroe, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 2,960 social workers in Louisiana. Of these social workers, 110 were working in the greater Monroe area. By the year 2018, the number of social workers is expected to increase by 8% in Monroe. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a social worker in Monroe is $45,440 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for social workers.