Arlington has a total population of 332,969 and a student population of 30,763. Of these students, 28,085 are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
The University of Texas at Arlington is the largest social work school in Arlington, based on student population. Approximately 308 students graduated in 2010 from The University of Texas at Arlington with credentials in social work.
A total of 308 students graduated with credentials in social work from social work schools in Arlington in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Arlington's social work schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,181 per year in instate tuition and $25,829 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $908 for social work related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,097 per year, on average, for room and board at Arlington-based social work schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,084.
If you plan on staying in Arlington after graduating from social work school, you should know that job prospects for social workers in Arlington, which is the most popular social work profession, are good. In 2010, there were 17,090 social workers in Texas. Of these social workers, 1,620 were working in the greater Arlington area. Arlington's social worker workforce is projected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a social worker in Arlington is $33,690 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for social workers.