West Chester has a general population of 17,861 and an overall student population of 14,211. Approximately 14,211 of West Chester's students are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Of the 1 social work schools in West Chester, the largest social work school, by student population, is West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Approximately 61 students graduated in 2010 from West Chester University of Pennsylvania with credentials in social work.
In 2010, 61 students graduated with a social work degree in West Chester. If you decide to attend one of West Chester's social work schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,967 per year in instate tuition and $28,299 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,320 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a social work program in West Chester. And if you live on campus at one of the West Chester-based social work schools, you will have an added expense of $7,214 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,939.
After graduating with your credentials in social work, if you decide to work as a social worker in West Chester, your job prospects are not very good. There were 18,550 social workers working in Pennsylvania and 6,820 working in the greater West Chester area in 2010. The government projects that the number of social workers in West Chester will increase by 5% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a social worker in West Chester is $40,160 per year, which is higher than the average for social workers state-wide.