West Columbia has a general population of 13,064 and an overall student population of 11,890. Approximately 11,890 of West Columbia's students are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
West Columbia's largest social work school is Midlands Technical College. In 2010, Midlands Technical College graduated approximately 32 students with credentials in social work.
A total of 32 students graduated with credentials in social work from social work schools in West Columbia in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,533 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,440 for social work related books and supplies every year.
Many social work graduates choose to work as social workers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in West Columbia, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 social workers in South Carolina were working in the greater West Columbia area. By the year 2018, the number of social workers is expected to increase by 5% in West Columbia. This anticipated 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 Columbia is $33,160 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for social workers.