Gaffney has a general population of 12,968 and an overall student population of 3,137. Approximately 3,137 of Gaffney's students are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Limestone College is the largest social work school in Gaffney, based on student population. In 2010, Limestone College graduated approximately 73 students from its social work program.
In 2010, 73 students graduated with a social work degree in Gaffney. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,300 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,870 for social work related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,800 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $29,002.
Many social work graduates choose to work as social workers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Gaffney, your job prospects are not very good. There were 4,610 social workers working in South Carolina and 310 working in the greater Gaffney area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of social workers is expected to increase by 5% in Gaffney. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
As a social worker in Gaffney, you can expect to make an average salary of $32,290 per year. This is higher than the average salary for social workers in the state.