Social Work in Georgia

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Schools Offering Social Work Programs in Georgia


Each year, roughly 0.3% of Georgia students graduate with degrees in social work. That means an estimated 670 social workers graduate from Georgia's 20 social work schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Georgia, which was ranked 15th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Georgia that has a social work program. It is located in Athens. 199 students graduated with a degree in social work from University of Georgia in 2010. Students at University of Georgia paid $8,736 per year in tuition fees.

Georgia State University, which is located in Atlanta, is the second-ranked school in Georgia that has a social work program. It received a ranking of 32nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, 82 students graduated from Georgia State University social work program. Tuition at Georgia State University was $8,698 per year.

Mercer University, which was ranked 32nd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Georgia that has a social work program. It is located in Macon. In 2010, 1 students graduated from Mercer University social work program. Tuition at Mercer University was $30,560 per year.

Cost

Social work schools in Georgia, charge students an average tuition of $8,356 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $30,560 per year, or as little as $1,863 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Georgia social work schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Mercer University - located in Macon, students are charged $30,560 per year
  2. LaGrange College - located in Lagrange, students are charged $22,208 per year
  3. Wesleyan College - located in Macon, students are charged $18,000 per year

The following Georgia social work schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Athens Technical College - located in Athens, students are charged $1,863 per year
  2. Georgia Northwestern Technical College - located in Rome, students are charged $2,268 per year
  3. Macon State College - located in Macon, students are charged $2,354 per year

A social work degree from a Georgia school... what next?

A large number of Georgia social work graduates become social workers. In 2010, there were 3,710 social workers working in Georgia. In Georgia, the largest numbers of social workers work in the following counties:

  1. Barrow County - 2,040 social workers
  2. Russell County - 230 social workers
  3. Appling County - 210 social workers

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of social workers is expected to grow by 22% by 2018. There are projected to be 5,590 social workers working in the Georgia then.

Salary

On average, social workers earn $45,320 per year. In 2010, however, some Georgia social workers earned as little as less than $24,870 per year or as much as more than $75,540 per year. The counties in Georgia with the highest average salary for a social worker are:

  1. Bryan County - $52,470 per year
  2. Barrow County - $48,270 per year
  3. Clarke County - $46,480 per year

On average, social workers earns the least in the following Georgia counties:

  1. Appling County - $38,670 per year
  2. Burke County - $38,670 per year
  3. Hall County - $39,180 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Georgia statistics regarding a career in social work and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as human resources or social work.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Social Work in Georgia
  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work in Georgia
  • Master's Degree in Social Work in Georgia
  • Doctoral Degree in Social Work in Georgia
  • Certificate in Social Work in Georgia

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,845 miles from location University of Georgia Athens GA 84.6189 51% 34,885
5,902 miles from location Georgia State University Atlanta GA 68.3293 68% 30,427
5,915 miles from location Kennesaw State University Kennesaw GA 60.8852 56% 22,389
5,827 miles from location Valdosta State University Valdosta GA 59.0098 52% 12,391
5,856 miles from location Mercer University Macon GA 66.2857 20% 8,072
5,948 miles from location West Georgia Technical College Waco GA 14.9188 n/a 7,313
5,765 miles from location Augusta State University Augusta GA 51.0634 68% 7,061
5,861 miles from location Macon State College Macon GA 9.40475 n/a 6,615
5,949 miles from location Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rome GA 15.91 n/a 5,994
5,884 miles from location Darton College Albany GA 11.5575 n/a 5,854
5,941 miles from location Dalton State College Dalton GA 15.0432 n/a 5,722
5,843 miles from location Athens Technical College Athens GA 14.3033 n/a 5,167
5,880 miles from location Albany State University Albany GA 26.6919 38% 4,473
5,904 miles from location Clark Atlanta University Atlanta GA 22.0674 18% 3,873
5,701 miles from location Savannah State University Savannah GA 17.8643 n/a 3,820
5,869 miles from location Fort Valley State University Fort Valley GA 21.9471 40% 3,553
5,843 miles from location Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Tifton GA 20.9039 87% 3,327
5,938 miles from location LaGrange College Lagrange GA 24.6088 26% 1,027
5,867 miles from location Thomas University Thomasville GA 31.13 n/a 973
5,860 miles from location Wesleyan College Macon GA 56.1354 38% 685
 

Curious what studying Social Work gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Georgia

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Child, Family, and School Social Workers + 6,360 $37,830 5.0%
2
Healthcare Social Workers + 3,710 $45,320 14.9%
3
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers + 1,010 $43,580 -10.6%
4
Social Workers, All Other + 500 $59,840 0.0%
 

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