Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has two social work schools within its city limits. University of Missouri-Kansas City, the highest ranked school in the city with a social work program, has a total student population of 14,799. It is the 2423rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 77th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University). To learn more about social work programs in Kansas City, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of social work professors at University of Missouri such as Diana Adorno-Boody.
Social Work students from Kansas City 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 Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 11,670 employed community and social services employees earning an average salary of $39,040. Social workers in this area earn $52,610/yr and there are 290 employed.
Kansas City lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.292 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by social workers, and 11.809/1000 are held by community and social services employees.
Of the 2 social work schools in Kansas City, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Missouri-Kansas City comes out as the most expensive ($17,782/yr) for social work students, with Avila University as the lowest, reported at only $14,472/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kansas City|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||16.6 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||16.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||46.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.0 miles|