Union has a total population of 54,405 and a student population of 17,065. Of these students, 15,051 are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
The largest social work school in Union, by student population, is Kean University. In 2010, Kean University graduated approximately 108 students from its social work program.
A total of 108 students graduated with credentials in social work from social work schools in Union in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Union's social work schools was $25,184 per year for instate students and $29,819 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,800 for social work related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $12,237 per year, on average, for room and board at Union-based social work schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $15,204.
If you plan on staying in Union after graduating from social work school, you should know that job prospects for social workers in Union, which is the most popular social work profession, are average. There were 9,800 social workers working in New Jersey and 2,340 working in the greater Union area in 2010. The government projects that the number of social workers in Union will increase by 9% by the year 2018. 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 Union is $56,460 per year, which is higher than the average for social workers state-wide.