Lakewood has a general population of 36,065 and an overall student population of 9,996. Approximately 3,023 of Lakewood's students are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
The largest social work school in Lakewood, by student population, is Georgian Court University. Approximately 13 students graduated in 2010 from Georgian Court University with credentials in social work.
A total of 13 students graduated with credentials in social work from social work schools in Lakewood in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,490 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,350 for social work related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Lakewood-based social work schools, you will have an added expense of $9,386 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $30,040.
Many social work graduates choose to work as social workers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Lakewood, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 9,800 social workers in New Jersey. Of these social workers, 1,870 were working in the greater Lakewood area. The number of social workers in Lakewood is expected to increase by 9% 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 Lakewood is $55,640 per year, which is higher than the average for social workers state-wide.