With an overall population of 12,375 and a student population of 9,512, approximately 9,512 of Bloomsburg students attend one of Bloomsburg's schools that offer social work programs.
Bloomsburg's largest social work school is Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania graduated approximately 57 students with credentials in social work.
In 2010, 57 students graduated with a social work degree in Bloomsburg. If you decide to attend one of Bloomsburg's social work schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,400 per year in instate tuition and $27,836 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for social work related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Bloomsburg-based social work schools, you will have an added expense of $6,588 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Bloomsburg after graduating from social work school, you should know that job prospects for social workers in Bloomsburg, which is the most popular social work profession, are not very good. There were 18,550 social workers working in Pennsylvania and 810 working in the greater Bloomsburg area in 2010. Bloomsburg's social worker workforce is projected to increase by 5% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
As a social worker in Bloomsburg, you can expect to make an average salary of $26,200 per year. This is lower than the average salary for social workers in the state.