With an overall population of 48,715 and a student population of 29,104, approximately 28,916 of Chapel Hill students attend one of Chapel Hill's schools that offer social work programs.
The largest social work school in Chapel Hill, by student population, is University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2010, approximately 146 students graduated from the Social Work program at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
In 2010, 146 students graduated with a social work degree in Chapel Hill. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,851 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Chapel Hill social work schools was an average of $35,739 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a social work program in Chapel Hill. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,450 per year, on average, for room and board at Chapel Hill-based social work schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,753.
If you plan on staying in Chapel Hill after graduating from social work school, you should know that job prospects for social workers in Chapel Hill, which is the most popular social work profession, are not very good. There were 10,240 social workers working in North Carolina and 1,090 working in the greater Chapel Hill area in 2010. Chapel Hill's social worker workforce is projected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
As a social worker in Chapel Hill, you can expect to make an average salary of $41,860 per year. This is higher than the average salary for social workers in the state.
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