Fort Worth has a total population of 534,694 and a student population of 61,451. Of these students, 8,853 are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Texas Christian University is the largest social work school in Fort Worth, based on student population. Approximately 27 students graduated in 2010 from Texas Christian University with credentials in social work.
A total of 27 students graduated with credentials in social work from social work schools in Fort Worth in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $28,298 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for social work related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Fort Worth-based social work schools, you will have an added expense of $9,810 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in social work, if you decide to work as a social worker in Fort Worth, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 11 social workers in Texas were working in the greater Fort Worth area. The number of social workers in Fort Worth is expected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
As a social worker in Fort Worth, you can expect to make an average salary of $33,690 per year. This is lower than the average salary for social workers in the state.