With an overall population of 101,355 and a student population of 49,996, approximately 6,173 of Cambridge students attend one of Cambridge's schools that offer social work programs.
Of the 1 social work schools in Cambridge, the largest social work school, by student population, is Lesley University. In 2010, Lesley University graduated approximately 3 students with credentials in social work.
A reported 3 students graduated with credentials in social work in Cambridge in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $28,400 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $700 for social work related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $12,400 per year, on average, for room and board at Cambridge-based social work schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $33,815.
Many social work graduates choose to work as social workers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Cambridge, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 7,490 social workers in Massachusetts, 4,200 were working in the greater Cambridge area. By the year 2018, the number of social workers is expected to increase by 6% in Cambridge. 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 Cambridge is $42,210 per year, which is higher than the average for social workers state-wide.