With an overall population of 75,838 and a student population of 22,941, approximately 12,924 of Wilmington students attend one of Wilmington's schools that offer social work programs.
University of North Carolina-Wilmington is the largest social work school in Wilmington, based on student population. Approximately 65 students graduated in 2010 from University of North Carolina-Wilmington with credentials in social work.
In 2010, 65 students graduated with a social work degree from one of Wilmington's social work schools. Tuition in 2009 at Wilmington's social work schools was $15,960 per year for instate students and $26,842 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $934 for social work related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,798 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,687.
If you decide to work as a social worker in Wilmington, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 30 social workers in North Carolina were working in the greater Wilmington area. The number of social workers in Wilmington is expected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. 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 Wilmington is $49,060 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for social workers.