Wichita, KS (population: 374,803) has two social work schools within its city limits. Newman University, the highest ranked school in the city with a social work program, has a total student population of 2,557. It is the 569th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College). To learn more about social work programs in Wichita, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of social work professors at Newman University such as Kevin Brown, Gloria Hegge, and Mary Ann Smith.
Social Work students from Wichita 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 Wichita area alone, there are 4,180 employed community and social services employees earning an average salary of $37,060. Social workers in this area earn $45,480/yr and there are 140 employed.
Wichita lies in Sedgwick county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Wichita area has 295,670 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $18.81/hr average worker wage, and a $39,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.468 out of every 1000 jobs in Wichita are held by social workers, and 14.128/1000 are held by community and social services employees.
Of the 2 social work schools in Wichita, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Newman University comes out as the most expensive ($17,318/yr) for social work students, with Wichita State University as the lowest, reported at only $9,563/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wichita|
|North Newton||KS||-||1||30.3056||44||26.4 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||27.6 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||46.5 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||69.4 miles|
|Great Bend||KS||-||1||20.0068||110||90.6 miles|