Bristol has a general population of 17,367 and an overall student population of 653. Approximately 577 of Bristol's students are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
The largest social work school in Bristol, by student population, is Virginia Intermont College. In 2010, Virginia Intermont College graduated approximately 2 students with credentials in social work.
A total of 2 students graduated with credentials in social work from social work schools in Bristol in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,323 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for social work related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Bristol-based social work schools, you will have an added expense of $7,324 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $28,323.
Many social work graduates choose to work as social workers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Bristol, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 8,200 social workers in Virginia, 360 were working in the greater Bristol area. Bristol's social worker workforce is projected to increase by 24% 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 Bristol is $34,680 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for social workers.