Northampton has a general population of 28,978 and an overall student population of 3,121. Approximately 3,121 of Northampton's students are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Of the 1 social work schools in Northampton, the largest social work school, by student population, is Smith College. In 2010, approximately 120 students graduated from the Social Work program at Smith College.
In 2010, 120 students graduated with a social work degree from one of Northampton's social work schools. In 2009 tuition at social work schools in Northampton was $37,758 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $800 for social work related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $12,622 per year, on average, for room and board at Northampton-based social work schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a social worker in Northampton, your job prospects are good. There were 11,660 social workers working in Massachusetts and 1,150 working in the greater Northampton area in 2010. The government projects that the number of social workers in Northampton will increase by 14% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
As a social worker in Northampton, you can expect to make an average salary of $52,760 per year. This is higher than the average salary for social workers in the state.