There are 2 social work schools in Tacoma, Washington. Tacoma has a total population of 193,556 and a student population of 22,872. Of these students, 6,651 are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
Of the 2 social work schools in Tacoma, the largest social work school, by student population, is University of Washington-Tacoma Campus. In 2010, University of Washington-Tacoma Campus graduated approximately 83 students with credentials in social work.
In 2010, 94 students graduated with a social work degree from one of Tacoma's social work schools. If you decide to attend one of Tacoma's social work schools, you can expect to pay an average of $30,342 per year in instate tuition and $38,680 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,003 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a social work program in Tacoma. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,427 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $11,457.
After graduating with your credentials in social work, if you decide to work as a social worker in Tacoma, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 3,730 social workers in Washington State, 520 were working in the greater Tacoma area. By the year 2018, the number of social workers is expected to increase by 9% in Tacoma. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a social worker in Tacoma is $55,040 per year, which is higher than the average for social workers state-wide.
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