With an overall population of 34,733 and a student population of 30,803, approximately 30,803 of San Marcos students attend one of San Marcos's schools that offer social work programs.
San Marcos's largest social work school is Texas State University-San Marcos. In 2010, approximately 166 students graduated from the Social Work program at Texas State University-San Marcos.
A total of 166 students graduated with credentials in social work from social work schools in San Marcos in 2010. If you decide to attend one of San Marcos's social work schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,148 per year in instate tuition and $24,796 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,050 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a social work program in San Marcos. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,392 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,278.
After graduating with your credentials in social work, if you decide to work as a social worker in San Marcos, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 17,090 social workers in Texas, 2,120 were working in the greater San Marcos area. The number of social workers in San Marcos is expected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a social worker in San Marcos is $36,690 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for social workers.