Charleston has a total population of 96,650 and a student population of 37,054. Of these students, 14,834 are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
The largest social work school in Charleston, by student population, is Trident Technical College. In 2010, approximately 109 students graduated from the Social Work program at Trident Technical College.
In 2010, 109 students graduated with a social work certificate from one of Charleston's social work schools. In 2009 tuition at social work schools in Charleston was $3,450 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,400 for social work related books and supplies each year.
If you plan on staying in Charleston after graduating from social work school, you should know that job prospects for social workers in Charleston, which is the most popular social work profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 6 social workers in South Carolina were working in the greater Charleston area. The government projects that the number of social workers in Charleston will increase by 5% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
As a social worker in Charleston, you can expect to make an average salary of $31,650 per year. This is lower than the average salary for social workers in the state.