Louisiana contains eight schools that offer social work programs. Tulane University of Louisiana, the highest-ranking social work school in LA, has a total student population of 11,464 and is the 60th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 social work schools in Louisiana, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tulane University of Louisiana comes out as the most expensive ($25,174/yr), with Southern University and A & M College as the lowest recorded at only $7,298/yr.
Social Work students from Louisiana 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 Louisiana alone, there are 28,440 employed community and social services employees earning an average yearly salary of $39,250. Social workers in this state earn $49,870/yr and there are 910 employed.
Also, within the social work schools in Louisiana, the average student population is 1,613 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from social work, there are 3263 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,789, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
Louisiana Interesting Facts