Indianapolis, IN (population: 803,930) has two social work schools within its city limits. Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, the highest ranked school in the city with a social work program, has a total student population of 30,383. It is the 419th highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington). To learn more about social work programs in Indianapolis, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of social work professors at Indiana University such as John Barth, William Barton, William S. Baugh, Bob Bennett, Carolyn Black, and Lorraine Blackman.
Social Work students from Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis-Carmel area alone, there are 8,750 employed community and social services employees earning an average salary of $42,620. Social workers in this area earn $44,840/yr and there are 280 employed.
Indianapolis lies in Marion county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.320 out of every 1000 jobs in Indianapolis are held by social workers, and 10.051/1000 are held by community and social services employees.
Of the 2 social work schools in Indianapolis, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Indianapolis comes out as the most expensive ($17,617/yr) for social work students, with Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis as the lowest, reported at only $12,394/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Indianapolis|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||60.0 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||68.9 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||86.8 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||98.5 miles|