Worcester has a total population of 172,648 and a student population of 31,163. Of these students, 3,416 are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Of the 1 social work schools in Worcester, the largest social work school, by student population, is Clark University. In 2010, approximately 27 students graduated from the Social Work program at Clark University.
A reported 29 students graduated with credentials in social work in Worcester in 2010. If you decide to attend a social work school in Worcester, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $35,220.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for social work related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,750 per year, on average, for room and board at Worcester-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 Worcester, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 11,660 social workers in Massachusetts. Of these social workers, 1,020 were working in the greater Worcester area. The number of social workers in Worcester is expected to increase by 14% 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 Worcester is $54,430 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for social workers.