Meriden, CT (population: 59,261) has eighty-one social work schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Columbia University in the City of New York, the highest ranked school in this group with a social work program, has a total student population of 24,230. It is the 4th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of New York. To learn more about social work programs in Meriden, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of social work professors at Columbia University in the City of New York such as Michelle Ballan, Barbara Berkman, Marcy Carlson, Deborah Choi, Elizabeth Creel, and Helen Crohn.
Social Work students from Meriden 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 New Haven area alone, there are 6,250 employed community and social services employees earning an average salary of $49,460. Social workers in this area earn $48,230/yr and there are 90 employed.
Meriden lies in New Haven county, which is one of the 8 counties in Connecticut. Overall, the New Haven area has 272,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $49,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Meriden are held by social workers, and 23/1000 are held by community and social services employees.
Of the 81 social work schools with a 100-mile radius of Meriden, only 13 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The New School comes out as the most expensive ($39,004/yr) for social work students, with Rhode Island College as the lowest, reported at only $7,178/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Meriden|
|North Haven||CT||-||1||35.1029||2||10.8 miles|
|New Haven||CT||123,302||4||21.032||186||17.1 miles|
|East Hartford||CT||51,288||4||22.8181||50||17.8 miles|
|Old Lyme||CT||-||1||63.6175||6||28.9 miles|
|East Windsor||CT||-||1||6.26683||12||28.9 miles|
|Hyde Park||NY||-||1||37.5099||6||59.8 miles|
|West Point||NY||-||1||80.8664||76||60.8 miles|