With an overall population of 16,964 and a student population of 9,616, approximately 9,616 of South Orange students attend one of South Orange's schools that offer social work programs.
Seton Hall University is the largest social work school in South Orange, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 7 students graduated from the Social Work program at Seton Hall University.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a social work degree from one of South Orange's social work schools. If you decide to attend a social work school in South Orange, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $30,470.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,300 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a social work program in South Orange. And if you live on campus at one of the South Orange-based social work schools, you will have an added expense of $11,700 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $35,370.
Many social work graduates choose to work as social workers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in South Orange, your job prospects are average. There were 9,800 social workers working in New Jersey and 2,340 working in the greater South Orange area in 2010. South Orange's social worker workforce is projected 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 South Orange is $56,460 per year, which is higher than the average for social workers state-wide.