Radford has a general population of 15,859 and an overall student population of 8,878. Approximately 8,878 of Radford's students are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Of the 1 social work schools in Radford, the largest social work school, by student population, is Radford University. In 2010, Radford University graduated approximately 60 students with credentials in social work.
In 2010, 60 students graduated with a social work degree in Radford. Tuition in 2009 at Radford's social work schools was $17,874 per year for instate students and $27,538 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for social work related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Radford-based social work schools, you will have an added expense of $6,970 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $15,404.
If you plan on staying in Radford after graduating from social work school, you should know that job prospects for social workers in Radford, which is the most popular social work profession, are good. In 2010, of the 8,200 social workers in Virginia, 100 were working in the greater Radford area. Radford'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 Radford is $35,060 per year, which is lower than the average for social workers state-wide.