Wichita Falls has a general population of 104,197 and an overall student population of 6,575. Approximately 6,341 of Wichita Falls's students are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Wichita Falls's largest social work school is Midwestern State University. In 2010, Midwestern State University graduated approximately 24 students from its social work program.
In 2010, 24 students graduated with a social work degree from one of Wichita Falls's social work schools. If you decide to attend one of Wichita Falls's social work schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,202 per year in instate tuition and $14,922 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a social work program in Wichita Falls. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,426 per year, on average, for room and board at Wichita Falls-based social work schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a social worker in Wichita Falls, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 127 social workers in Texas were working in the greater Wichita Falls area. The government projects that the number of social workers in Wichita Falls will 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 Wichita Falls is $36,760 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for social workers.