Social Work in Montana

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Schools Offering Social Work Programs in Montana


Each year, approximately 0.4% of Montana graduates receive degrees in social work. That means an estimated 75 social workers graduate from Montana's 4 social work schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Montana with a social work program is The University of Montana, which is located in Missoula. In 2010, it was ranked 37th nationwide. In 2010, The University of Montana graduated 66 students from its social work program. The tuition rate at The University of Montana was $5,476 per year.

The second-ranked school in Montana with a social work program is Montana State University-Northern, which is located in Havre. In 2010, it was ranked 47th nationwide. In 2010, Montana State University-Northern graduated 2 students from its social work program. Tuition at Montana State University-Northern was $5,480 per year.

The third-ranked school in Montana with a social work program is Salish Kootenai College, which is located in Pablo. In 2010, it was ranked 77th nationwide. In 2010, 6 students graduated from Salish Kootenai College social work program. Tuition at Salish Kootenai College was $4,002 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Montana social work school, average tuition will be $4,287 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,190 per year to $5,480 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Montana social work schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Montana State University-Northern - located in Havre, students are charged $5,480 per year
  2. The University of Montana - located in Missoula, students are charged $5,476 per year
  3. Salish Kootenai College - located in Pablo, students are charged $4,002 per year

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

  1. Blackfeet Community College - located in Browning, students are charged $2,190 per year
  2. Salish Kootenai College - located in Pablo, students are charged $4,002 per year
  3. The University of Montana - located in Missoula, students are charged $5,476 per year

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

Most people who graduate from social work school in Montana go on to work as a social worker. If you decide to work as a social worker in Montana, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 340 Montana social workers as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Montana social workers:

  1. Missoula County - 90 social workers
  2. Carbon County - 70 social workers
  3. Beaverhead County - 50 social workers

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of social workers in the state of Montana will grow to 450. This would require a 25% growth in the profession.

Salary

On average, a social worker earns a salary of $43,620 per year in Montana state. In 2010, however, some Montana social workers earned as little as less than $21,430 per year or as much as more than $67,620 per year. A social worker in the following Montana counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Carbon County - $52,560 per year
  2. Beaverhead County - $48,730 per year
  3. Flathead County - $43,690 per year

The Montana counties with the lowest average salary for social workers are:

  1. Big Horn County - $33,850 per year
  2. Missoula County - $37,540 per year
  3. Flathead County - $43,690 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Montana 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 Montana
  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work in Montana
  • Master's Degree in Social Work in Montana

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,341 miles from location The University of Montana Missoula MT 62.7497 42% 14,921
7,116 miles from location Montana State University-Northern Havre MT 53.4818 80% 1,275
0 miles from location Salish Kootenai College Pablo MT 22.6874 n/a 1,204
7,262 miles from location Blackfeet Community College Browning MT 11.0809 n/a 533
 

Curious what studying Social Work gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Child, Family, and School Social Workers + 1,050 $36,680 45.8%
2
Social Workers, All Other + 640 $39,280 300.0%
3
Healthcare Social Workers + 340 $43,620 41.7%
4
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers + 280 $37,620 -9.7%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are social work related jobs in Montana