With an overall population of 1,102 and a student population of 2,882, approximately 2,882 of Athens students attend one of Athens's schools that offer social work programs.
Athens's largest social work school is Concord University. In 2010, Concord University graduated approximately 14 students with credentials in social work.
A total of 14 students graduated with credentials in social work from social work schools in Athens in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,756 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Athens social work schools was an average of $21,832 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for social work related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Athens-based social work schools, you will have an added expense of $6,766 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a social worker in Athens, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 3,520 social workers in West Virginia, 580 were working in the greater Athens area. Athens's social worker workforce is projected to increase by 1% by the year 2018. 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 Athens is $28,040 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for social workers.