If you decide that you want to get a social work degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 social work schools in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Chattanooga has a total population of 155,554 and a student population of 22,629. Of these students, 19,957 are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Chattanooga State Community College is the largest social work school in Chattanooga, based on student population. In 2010, Chattanooga State Community College graduated approximately 17 students from its social work program.
In 2010, 36 students graduated with a social work degree in Chattanooga. Tuition in 2009 at Chattanooga's social work schools was $17,938 per year for instate students and $29,236 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,400 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a social work program in Chattanooga. And if you live on campus at one of the Chattanooga-based social work schools, you will have an added expense of $8,190 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,992.
After graduating with your credentials in social work, if you decide to work as a social worker in Chattanooga, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 6,680 social workers in Tennessee. Of these social workers, 350 were working in the greater Chattanooga area. By the year 2018, the number of social workers is expected to increase by 10% in Chattanooga. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a social worker in Chattanooga is $35,250 per year, which is higher than the average for social workers state-wide.
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