Alabama contains seventeen schools that offer social work programs. Auburn University Main Campus, the highest-ranking social work school in AL, has a total student population of 24,602 and is the 115th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 17 social work schools in Alabama, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tuskegee University comes out as the most expensive ($25,035/yr), with Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus as the lowest recorded at only $7,065/yr.
Social Work students from Alabama schools who go on to become social work case managers, social workers, social scientists, health and social service managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 73,250 people working as social workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,470. Also, Community and social services employees make on average $42,750 per year and there are about 1,891,320 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alabama alone, there are 17,170 employed community and social services employees earning an average yearly salary of $39,930. Social workers in this state earn $41,990/yr and there are 650 employed.
Also, within the social work schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from social work, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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