Allentown has a general population of 106,632 and an overall student population of 5,807. Approximately 1,887 of Allentown's students are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Allentown's largest social work school is Cedar Crest College. In 2010, Cedar Crest College graduated approximately 15 students from its social work program.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with a social work degree from one of Allentown's social work schools. If you decide to attend a social work school in Allentown, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $28,135.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,500 for social work related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,321 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $31,735.
After graduating with your credentials in social work, if you decide to work as a social worker in Allentown, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 18,550 social workers in Pennsylvania, 980 were working in the greater Allentown area. By the year 2018, the number of social workers is expected to increase by 5% in Allentown. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
As a social worker in Allentown, you can expect to make an average salary of $37,770 per year. This is higher than the average salary for social workers in the state.