Bridgewater has a general population of 6,664 and an overall student population of 10,774. Approximately 10,774 of Bridgewater's students are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Bridgewater's largest social work school is Bridgewater State University. In 2010, approximately 70 students graduated from the Social Work program at Bridgewater State University.
In 2010, 70 students graduated with a social work degree from one of Bridgewater's social work schools. If you decide to attend one of Bridgewater's social work schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,473 per year in instate tuition and $26,613 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for social work related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,670 per year, on average, for room and board at Bridgewater-based social work schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,203.
After graduating with your credentials in social work, if you decide to work as a social worker in Bridgewater, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 11,660 social workers in Massachusetts. Of these social workers, 410 were working in the greater Bridgewater area. By the year 2018, the number of social workers is expected to increase by 14% in Bridgewater. 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 Bridgewater is $51,470 per year, which is higher than the average for social workers state-wide.