Casper has a general population of 49,644 and an overall student population of 4,478. Approximately 4,478 of Casper's students are enrolled in schools that offer social work programs.
The largest social work school in Casper, by student population, is Casper College. In 2010, Casper College graduated approximately 11 students from its social work program.
In 2010, 11 students graduated with a social work degree from one of Casper's social work schools. Tuition in 2009 at Casper's social work schools was $10,182 per year for instate students and $13,446 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a social work program in Casper. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,160 per year, on average, for room and board at Casper-based social work schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $5,916.
Many social work graduates choose to work as social workers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Casper, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 social workers in Wyoming were working in the greater Casper area. By the year 2018, the number of social workers is expected to increase by 12% in Casper. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for social workers.
As a social worker in Casper, you can expect to make an average salary of $39,240 per year. This is lower than the average salary for social workers in the state.