Statesville, NC has twenty-two social work schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Appalachian State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a social work program, has a total student population of 16,968. It is the 130th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about social work programs in Statesville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of social work professors at Appalachian State University such as Kellie Ashcraft, Sally Brocksen, Tiffany Christian, Denise Dews, Sarah Donovan, and Griff Gilbert.
Social Work students from Statesville 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 Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 3,610 employed community and social services employees earning an average salary of $36,470. Social workers in this area earn $33,020/yr and there are 80 employed.
Statesville lies in Iredell county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area has 195,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $15.74/hr average worker wage, and a $32,740 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.415 out of every 1000 jobs in Statesville are held by social workers, and 18.456/1000 are held by community and social services employees.
Of the 22 social work schools with a 100-mile radius of Statesville, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Warren Wilson College comes out as the most expensive ($24,057/yr) for social work students, with South Piedmont Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,662/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Statesville|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||42.2 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||51.6 miles|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||58.8 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||61.1 miles|