Paterson has a general population of 149,222 and an overall student population of 8,984. Approximately 8,883 of Paterson's students are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Passaic County Community College is the largest social work school in Paterson, based on student population. Approximately 32 students graduated in 2010 from Passaic County Community College with credentials in social work.
A total of 32 students graduated with credentials in social work from social work schools in Paterson in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,584 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a social work program in Paterson.
If you plan on staying in Paterson after graduating from social work school, you should know that job prospects for social workers in Paterson, which is the most popular social work profession, are average. There were 9,800 social workers working in New Jersey and 14,960 working in the greater Paterson area in 2010. The number of social workers in Paterson is expected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
As a social worker in Paterson, you can expect to make an average salary of $45,840 per year. This is lower than the average salary for social workers in the state.