Newport has a general population of 26,475 and an overall student population of 2,634. Approximately 2,584 of Newport's students are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
The largest social work school in Newport, by student population, is Salve Regina University. In 2010, approximately 14 students graduated from the Social Work program at Salve Regina University.
In 2010, 14 students graduated with a social work degree from one of Newport's social work schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $30,000 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for social work related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,950 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Newport after graduating from social work school, you should know that job prospects for social workers in Newport, which is the most popular social work profession, are average. There were 1,740 social workers working in Rhode Island and 2,090 working in the greater Newport area in 2010. The number of social workers in Newport is expected to increase by 11% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a social worker in Newport is $51,710 per year. This is the same as the state-wide average salary for social workers.