Minneapolis, MN (population: 386,751) has four social work schools within its city limits. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest ranked school in the city with a social work program, has a total student population of 51,659. It is the 31st highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Minnesota. To learn more about social work programs in Minneapolis, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of social work professors at University of Minnesota such as Lisa Albrecht, Lisa Arrastia, Mike Baizerman, Colleen Fisher, Priscilla Gibson, and Traci Laliberte.
Social Work students from Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area alone, there are 28,710 employed community and social services employees earning an average salary of $43,400. Social workers in this area earn $50,700/yr and there are 200 employed.
Minneapolis lies in Hennepin county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area has 1,729,750 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.114 out of every 1000 jobs in Minneapolis are held by social workers, and 16.595/1000 are held by community and social services employees.
Of the 4 social work schools in Minneapolis, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Augsburg College comes out as the most expensive ($21,182/yr) for social work students, with Capella University as the lowest, reported at only $13,125/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Minneapolis|
|St Louis Park||MN||-||1||8.81324||12||3.9 miles|
|Saint Louis Park||MN||46,353||2||11.1178||24||4.5 miles|
|Mendota Heights||MN||-||2||22.3643||19||8.3 miles|
|Saint Paul||MN||281,501||17||26.5648||744||8.4 miles|
|Brooklyn Center||MN||-||2||15.2653||32||8.6 miles|
|Brooklyn Park||MN||72,758||3||8.3746||127||11.1 miles|
|Eden Prairie||MN||62,379||2||4.18307||19||12.0 miles|
|Inver Grove Heights||MN||-||1||10.5306||43||13.6 miles|
|Maple Grove||MN||63,633||0||-||0||13.9 miles|
|White Bear Lake||MN||-||1||10.7099||66||15.4 miles|
|Lake Elmo||MN||-||1||0.0||0||19.3 miles|
|Saint Peter||MN||-||1||36.7798||76||56.1 miles|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||59.9 miles|
|Pine City||MN||-||1||14.515||24||62.2 miles|
|North Mankato||MN||-||1||14.452||54||66.2 miles|
|Eau Claire||WI||66,106||3||29.3261||160||87.8 miles|