If you decide that you want to get a social work degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 social work schools in Charlotte, North Carolina. Charlotte has a total population of 540,828 and a student population of 52,415. Of these students, 26,167 are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte is the largest social work school in Charlotte, based on student population. In 2010, University of North Carolina at Charlotte graduated approximately 111 students from its social work program.
In 2010, 117 students graduated with a social work degree in Charlotte. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,931 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Charlotte social work schools was an average of $26,237 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,400 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a social work program in Charlotte. And if you live on campus at one of the Charlotte-based social work schools, you will have an added expense of $6,569 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,527.
If you decide to work as a social worker in Charlotte, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 10,240 social workers in North Carolina. Of these social workers, 2,030 were working in the greater Charlotte area. The number of social workers in Charlotte is expected to increase by 6% 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 Charlotte is $42,700 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for social workers.
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