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Schools Offering Social Work Programs in Texas


Approximately 0.4% of graduates in of Texas receive social work degrees every year. That means an estimated 1,977 social workers graduate from Texas' 54 social work schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Texas with a social work program is The University of Texas at Austin, which is located in Austin. In 2010, it was ranked 11th nationwide. In 2010, The University of Texas at Austin graduated 258 students from its social work program. Students at The University of Texas at Austin paid $9,418 per year in tuition fees.

Texas Christian University, which was ranked 28th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Texas that has a social work program. It is located in Fort Worth. In 2010, Texas Christian University graduated 27 students from its social work program. The tuition rate at Texas Christian University was $30,090 per year.

Texas Tech University, which was ranked 28th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Texas that has a social work program. It is located in Lubbock. 23 students graduated with degree in social work from Texas Tech University in 2010. Tuition at Texas Tech University was $6,970 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Texas' social work schools ranges from $30,090 per year to $1,007 per year. But, the average tuition is $7,744 per year. In 2010, the social work schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Texas were:

  1. Texas Christian University - located in Fort Worth, students are charged $30,090 per year
  2. Baylor University - located in Waco, students are charged $29,884 per year
  3. Saint Edward's University - located in Austin, students are charged $26,484 per year

The social work schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Texas were:

  1. College of the Mainland - located in Texas City, students are charged $1,007 per year
  2. Lee College - located in Baytown, students are charged $1,086 per year
  3. Paris Junior College - located in Paris, students are charged $1,164 per year

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

A large number of Texas social work graduates become social workers. In 2010, there were 7,000 social workers working in Texas. The Texas counties with the largest populations of social workers are:

  1. Austin County - 1,550 social workers
  2. Collin County - 1,130 social workers
  3. Atascosa County - 680 social workers

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of social workers in the state of Texas will grow to 9,580. This would require a 25% growth in the profession.

Salary

A social worker in Texas earns $51,000 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Texas social workers earned as little as less than $20,120 per year or as much as more than $143,240 per year. On average a social worker earns the most in the following Texas counties:

  1. Cooke County - $71,740 per year
  2. Grayson County - $64,060 per year
  3. Austin County - $58,430 per year

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

  1. Gregg County - $37,910 per year
  2. Brewster County - $38,730 per year
  3. Bee County - $39,020 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,687 miles from location The University of Texas at Austin Austin TX 88.8663 51% 50,995
6,685 miles from location Austin Community College District Austin TX 12.3025 n/a 40,248
6,546 miles from location University of Houston Houston TX 32.0392 41% 37,000
6,638 miles from location University of North Texas Denton TX 34.4764 43% 35,003
6,700 miles from location Texas State University-San Marcos San Marcos TX 68.5508 40% 30,803
6,907 miles from location Texas Tech University Lubbock TX 71.9834 41% 30,049
6,744 miles from location The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio TX 56.7437 44% 28,955
7,184 miles from location El Paso Community College El Paso TX 12.5365 n/a 28,168
6,639 miles from location The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington TX 27.8116 55% 28,085
6,737 miles from location South Texas College Mcallen TX 12.2411 n/a 26,338
7,192 miles from location The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso TX 25.9553 47% 21,011
6,731 miles from location The University of Texas-Pan American Edinburg TX 56.8684 56% 18,337
6,691 miles from location The University of Texas at Brownsville Brownsville TX 15.9461 n/a 17,151
6,644 miles from location Baylor University Waco TX 38.572 20% 14,614
6,749 miles from location Northwest Vista College San Antonio TX 11.4584 n/a 14,587
6,472 miles from location Lamar University Beaumont TX 52.0333 33% 13,992
6,637 miles from location Texas Woman's University Denton TX 59.8874 39% 13,338
6,499 miles from location Stephen F Austin State University Nacogdoches TX 57.9428 37% 12,845
6,547 miles from location University of Houston-Downtown Houston TX 10.696 n/a 12,742
6,678 miles from location Del Mar College Corpus Christi TX 11.9255 n/a 12,069
6,612 miles from location Eastfield College Mesquite TX 8.70719 n/a 11,944
6,893 miles from location Amarillo College Amarillo TX 10.9218 n/a 11,289
6,533 miles from location Tyler Junior College Tyler TX 13.9338 n/a 11,045
6,734 miles from location St. Philip's College San Antonio TX 8.72207 n/a 11,008
6,705 miles from location Tarleton State University Stephenville TX 56.9454 62% 10,424
6,547 miles from location Texas Southern University Houston TX 40.0528 22% 9,394
6,647 miles from location McLennan Community College Waco TX 12.8193 n/a 9,128
6,567 miles from location Texas A & M University-Commerce Commerce TX 26.7013 46% 9,021
6,653 miles from location Texas Christian University Fort Worth TX 72.2184 26% 8,853
6,583 miles from location Prairie View A & M University Prairie View TX 50.8259 54% 8,608
6,739 miles from location Palo Alto College San Antonio TX 9.11557 n/a 8,335
6,708 miles from location Texas A & M University-Kingsville Kingsville TX 53.2657 94% 8,194
6,531 miles from location University of Houston-Clear Lake Houston TX 1.77921 n/a 7,643
6,899 miles from location West Texas A & M University Canyon TX 25.1897 47% 7,634
6,524 miles from location Lee College Baytown TX 12.8813 n/a 6,658
6,803 miles from location Texas A & M International University Laredo TX 23.8854 40% 6,419
6,841 miles from location Angelo State University San Angelo TX 22.3683 52% 6,387
6,713 miles from location Midwestern State University Wichita Falls TX 54.2603 37% 6,341
6,933 miles from location Midland College Midland TX 17.4861 n/a 6,227
6,543 miles from location Paris Junior College Paris TX 13.1909 n/a 5,580
6,504 miles from location Angelina College Lufkin TX 14.5469 n/a 5,422
6,688 miles from location Saint Edward's University Austin TX 66.4712 38% 5,293
6,791 miles from location Abilene Christian University Abilene TX 31.2961 54% 4,813
6,697 miles from location Coastal Bend College Beeville TX 12.7344 n/a 4,196
6,526 miles from location College of the Mainland Texas City TX 8.31197 n/a 3,916
6,947 miles from location The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Odessa TX 22.914 52% 3,546
6,667 miles from location University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Belton TX 25.2697 24% 2,689
6,739 miles from location Our Lady of the Lake University-San Antonio San Antonio TX 20.1101 32% 2,660
6,792 miles from location Hardin-Simmons University Abilene TX 60.7698 65% 2,305
6,625 miles from location Southwestern Assemblies of God University Waxahachie TX 27.8114 90% 2,018
6,911 miles from location Lubbock Christian University Lubbock TX 53.7486 37% 1,906
6,841 miles from location Clarendon College Clarendon TX 16.9601 n/a 1,427
6,753 miles from location Howard Payne University Brownwood TX 22.4355 41% 1,232
6,535 miles from location Texas College Tyler TX 6.83063 n/a 964
 

Curious what studying Social Work gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Child, Family, and School Social Workers + 18,050 $38,610 56.5%
2
Healthcare Social Workers + 7,000 $51,000 1.6%
3
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers + 3,320 $35,310 -15.9%
4
Social Workers, All Other + 3,220 $47,560 74.1%
 

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