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Schools Offering Social Work Programs in Ohio

Approximately 0.5% of graduates in of Ohio receive social work degrees every year. Thus, Ohio's 50 social work schools put out approximately 1,797 social workers each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Ohio that has a social work program is Ohio State University-Main Campus. Ohio State University-Main Campus, which was ranked 14th in the country in 2010, is located in Columbus. 305 students graduated with a degree in social work from Ohio State University-Main Campus in 2010. Students at Ohio State University-Main Campus paid $9,420 per year in tuition fees.

Case Western Reserve University, which was ranked 22nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Ohio that has a social work program. It is located in Cleveland. 139 students graduated with degree in social work from Case Western Reserve University in 2010. Tuition at Case Western Reserve University was $37,648 per year.

Ohio University-Main Campus, which was ranked 22nd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Ohio that has a social work program. It is located in Athens. In 2010, Ohio University-Main Campus graduated 33 students from its social work programs. Students at Ohio University-Main Campus paid $9,603 per year in tuition fees.


If you are hoping to attend one of Ohio's social work schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $13,101 per year, though tuition can range from $37,648 per year to $1,735 per year. The Ohio social work schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Case Western Reserve University - located in Cleveland, students are charged $37,648 per year
  2. Xavier University - located in Cincinnati, students are charged $29,970 per year
  3. Capital University - located in Columbus, students are charged $29,310 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Ohio social work schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Sinclair Community College - located in Dayton, students are charged $1,735 per year
  2. Lorain County Community College - located in Elyria, students are charged $2,570 per year
  3. Lakeland Community College - located in Willoughby, students are charged $2,916 per year

A social work degree from an Ohio school... what next?

A large number of Ohio social work graduates become social workers. 6,730 social workers were working in Ohio in 2010. In Ohio, the largest numbers of social workers work in the following counties:

  1. Cuyahoga County - 1,760 social workers
  2. Delaware County - 1,110 social workers
  3. Dearborn County - 950 social workers

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of social workers is expected to grow by 19% by 2018. There are projected to be 7,670 social workers working in the Ohio then.


A social worker in Ohio earns $46,330 per year on average. But, salaries for social workers can vary. In 2010, social workers made as little as less than $18,270 per year or as much as more than $68,570 per year in Ohio. The counties in Ohio with the highest average salary for a social worker are:

  1. Cuyahoga County - $49,690 per year
  2. Erie County - $48,230 per year
  3. Dearborn County - $46,530 per year

A social worker in the following counties in Ohio make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Mahoning County - $32,440 per year
  2. Clark County - $40,020 per year
  3. Adams County - $41,990 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in social work in Ohio and to compare salaries with various related fields such as human resources or social work, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,855 miles from location Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus OH 85.5159 49% 55,014
5,931 miles from location University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Cincinnati OH 68.9215 36% 31,134
5,783 miles from location University of Akron Main Campus Akron OH 24.4078 n/a 25,959
5,895 miles from location University of Toledo Toledo OH 26.8042 n/a 23,064
5,803 miles from location Ohio University-Main Campus Athens OH 73.0214 35% 22,647
5,891 miles from location Owens Community College Perrysburg OH 11.3004 n/a 22,530
5,917 miles from location Sinclair Community College Dayton OH 11.8406 n/a 21,561
5,910 miles from location Wright State University-Main Campus Dayton OH 25.0605 n/a 17,558
5,895 miles from location Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Bowling Green OH 65.9679 34% 17,309
5,944 miles from location Miami University-Oxford Oxford OH 41.8383 24% 16,884
5,794 miles from location Cleveland State University Cleveland OH 23.1227 40% 16,216
5,738 miles from location Youngstown State University Youngstown OH 22.3377 n/a 14,644
5,814 miles from location Lorain County Community College Elyria OH 9.2858 n/a 12,798
5,778 miles from location Stark State College of Technology Canton OH 12.024 n/a 12,476
5,791 miles from location Case Western Reserve University Cleveland OH 78.2057 17% 9,738
5,779 miles from location Lakeland Community College Willoughby OH 9.50558 n/a 9,406
5,928 miles from location Xavier University Cincinnati OH 69.5571 22% 6,966
5,824 miles from location Ashland University Ashland OH 61.3225 22% 6,300
5,894 miles from location The University of Findlay Findlay OH 60.0247 28% 5,485
5,925 miles from location University of Cincinnati-Raymond Walters College Cincinnati OH 8.4508 n/a 4,820
5,802 miles from location Baldwin-Wallace College Berea OH 65.9973 32% 4,388
5,912 miles from location James A Rhodes State College Lima OH 12.4985 n/a 4,147
5,896 miles from location Clark State Community College Springfield OH 8.13511 n/a 4,032
5,913 miles from location University of Cincinnati-Clermont College Batavia OH 9.35826 n/a 3,713
5,929 miles from location Northwest State Community College Archbold OH 12.5827 n/a 3,665
5,851 miles from location Capital University Columbus OH 62.5694 23% 3,540
5,919 miles from location Edison State Community College Piqua OH 15.7902 n/a 3,519
5,883 miles from location Southern State Community College Hillsboro OH 12.6745 n/a 3,363
5,870 miles from location Terra State Community College Fremont OH 11.6464 n/a 3,152
5,896 miles from location Cedarville University Cedarville OH 68.5434 32% 3,102
5,851 miles from location Ohio Dominican University Columbus OH 21.9484 20% 3,052
5,732 miles from location Franciscan University of Steubenville Steubenville OH 69.2847 41% 2,725
5,862 miles from location Marion Technical College Marion OH 12.119 n/a 2,659
5,828 miles from location Mount Vernon Nazarene University Mount Vernon OH 26.4062 48% 2,622
5,775 miles from location Malone University Canton OH 28.5007 42% 2,620
5,803 miles from location Zane State College Zanesville OH 12.8814 n/a 2,592
5,899 miles from location Central State University Wilberforce OH 17.448 26% 2,436
5,937 miles from location College of Mount St. Joseph Cincinnati OH 26.649 37% 2,324
5,900 miles from location Lourdes College Sylvania OH 18.7614 41% 2,202
5,768 miles from location Washington State Community College Marietta OH 20.0648 n/a 2,184
5,815 miles from location University of Rio Grande Rio Grande OH 21.2168 n/a 2,096
5,796 miles from location University of Akron Wayne College Orrville OH 6.42261 n/a 1,863
5,895 miles from location Wilmington College Wilmington OH 22.4052 20% 1,602
5,895 miles from location Urbana University Urbana OH 17.1356 43% 1,540
5,930 miles from location Union Institute & University Cincinnati OH 21.743 85% 1,523
5,783 miles from location Ursuline College Cleveland OH 53.5024 43% 1,515
5,934 miles from location Wright State University-Lake Campus Celina OH 20.0458 n/a 1,363
5,906 miles from location Bluffton University Bluffton OH 28.3719 23% 1,127
5,932 miles from location Defiance College Defiance OH 53.0151 24% 1,070
5,899 miles from location Wilberforce University Wilberforce OH 17.2859 20% 710

Curious what studying Social Work gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Child, Family, and School Social Workers + 9,740 $38,620 -5.4%
Healthcare Social Workers + 6,730 $46,330 13.1%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers + 5,790 $38,880 8.2%
Social Workers, All Other + 3,850 $45,380 -3.3%

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