New Brunswick has a general population of 48,573 and an overall student population of 37,571. Approximately 37,366 of New Brunswick's students are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
The largest social work school in New Brunswick, by student population, is Rutgers University-New Brunswick. In 2010, Rutgers University-New Brunswick graduated approximately 456 students from its social work program.
A reported 456 students graduated with credentials in social work in New Brunswick in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at New Brunswick's social work schools was $26,338 per year for instate students and $37,510 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,431 for social work related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,676 per year, on average, for room and board at New Brunswick-based social work schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $18,161.
Many social work graduates choose to work as social workers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in New Brunswick, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 12 social workers in New Jersey were working in the greater New Brunswick area. By the year 2018, the number of social workers is expected to increase by 9% in New Brunswick. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a social worker in New Brunswick is $55,640 per year, which is higher than the average for social workers state-wide.