Colorado contains four schools that offer social work programs. University of Denver, the highest-ranking social work school in CO, has a total student population of 11,644 and is the 148th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 social work schools in Colorado, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Denver comes out as the most expensive ($31,044/yr), with Metropolitan State College of Denver as the lowest recorded at only $11,829/yr.
Social Work students from Colorado 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 Colorado alone, there are 30,270 employed community and social services employees earning an average yearly salary of $41,470. Social workers in this state earn $43,930/yr and there are 1,250 employed.
Also, within the social work schools in Colorado, the average student population is 3,182 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from social work, there are 2501 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,103 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,337, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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