With an overall population of 2,399 and a student population of 6,661, approximately 6,661 of Pembroke students attend one of Pembroke's schools that offer social work programs.
The largest social work school in Pembroke, by student population, is University of North Carolina at Pembroke. In 2010, University of North Carolina at Pembroke graduated approximately 67 students from its social work program.
A total of 67 students graduated with credentials in social work from social work schools in Pembroke in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,199 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Pembroke social work schools was an average of $24,406 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 Pembroke. And if you live on campus at one of the Pembroke-based social work schools, you will have an added expense of $6,450 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,294.
Many social work graduates choose to work as social workers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Pembroke, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 10 social workers in North Carolina were working in the greater Pembroke area. By the year 2018, the number of social workers is expected to increase by 6% in Pembroke. 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 Pembroke is $41,380 per year, which is higher than the average for social workers state-wide.