Ferrum has a general population of 1,313 and an overall student population of 1,425. Approximately 1,425 of Ferrum's students are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
The largest social work school in Ferrum, by student population, is Ferrum College. In 2010, Ferrum College graduated approximately 7 students with credentials in social work.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a social work degree from one of Ferrum's social work schools. If you decide to attend a social work school in Ferrum, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $23,565.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a social work program in Ferrum. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,630 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $26,080.
If you plan on staying in Ferrum after graduating from social work school, you should know that job prospects for social workers in Ferrum, which is the most popular social work profession, are good. In 2010, of the 8,200 social workers in Virginia, 400 were working in the greater Ferrum area. Ferrum'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.
As a social worker in Ferrum, you can expect to make an average salary of $37,490 per year. This is lower than the average salary for social workers in the state.