With an overall population of 3,579 and a student population of 9,429, approximately 9,429 of Cullowhee students attend one of Cullowhee's schools that offer social work programs.
Cullowhee's largest social work school is Western Carolina University. In 2010, Western Carolina University graduated approximately 58 students from its social work program.
A total of 58 students graduated with credentials in social work from social work schools in Cullowhee in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,470 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Cullowhee social work schools was an average of $24,067 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $2,006 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a social work program in Cullowhee. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,982 per year, on average, for room and board at Cullowhee-based social work schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in social work, if you decide to work as a social worker in Cullowhee, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 16 social workers in North Carolina were working in the greater Cullowhee area. By the year 2018, the number of social workers is expected to increase by 6% in Cullowhee. 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 Cullowhee is $40,810 per year, which is higher than the average for social workers state-wide.