Natchitoches has a total population of 17,865 and a student population of 9,247. Of these students, 9,247 are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Natchitoches's largest social work school is Northwestern State University of Louisiana. In 2010, Northwestern State University of Louisiana graduated approximately 34 students from its social work program.
A reported 34 students graduated with credentials in social work in Natchitoches in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Natchitoches's social work schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,786 per year in instate tuition and $21,472 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for social work related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,682 per year, on average, for room and board at Natchitoches-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 Natchitoches, your job prospects are average. There were 2,960 social workers working in Louisiana and 120 working in the greater Natchitoches area in 2010. Natchitoches's social worker workforce is projected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a social worker in Natchitoches is $48,060 per year, which is higher than the average for social workers state-wide.