Petersburg has a total population of 33,740 and a student population of 7,088. Of these students, 5,366 are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Virginia State University is the largest social work school in Petersburg, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 0 students graduated from the Social Work program at Virginia State University.
If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,799 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Petersburg social work schools was an average of $25,133 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a social work program in Petersburg. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,050 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Petersburg after graduating from social work school, you should know that job prospects for social workers in Petersburg, which is the most popular social work profession, are good. There were 8,200 social workers working in Virginia and 1,760 working in the greater Petersburg area in 2010. Petersburg's social worker workforce is projected to increase by 24% 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 Petersburg is $39,060 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for social workers.