Elizabeth City has a general population of 17,188 and an overall student population of 6,225. Approximately 3,264 of Elizabeth City's students are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Elizabeth City's largest social work school is Elizabeth City State University. In 2010, Elizabeth City State University graduated approximately 21 students from its social work program.
A reported 21 students graduated with credentials in social work in Elizabeth City in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Elizabeth City's social work schools was $10,126 per year for instate students and $19,175 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $600 for social work related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,495 per year, on average, for room and board at Elizabeth City-based social work schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many social work graduates choose to work as social workers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Elizabeth City, your job prospects are not very good. There were 10,240 social workers working in North Carolina and 550 working in the greater Elizabeth City area in 2010. The government projects that the number of social workers in Elizabeth City will increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
As a social worker in Elizabeth City, you can expect to make an average salary of $39,540 per year. This is higher than the average salary for social workers in the state.