Fargo, ND (population: 95,232) has four social work schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Minnesota-Morris, the highest ranked school in this group with a social work program, has a total student population of 1,705. It is the 217th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Minnesota (#1 is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities).
Social Work students from Fargo 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.
Fargo lies in Cass county, which is one of the 32 counties in North Dakota. Overall, the Fargo-MN area has 120,180 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.6% unemployment rate, $17.77/hr average worker wage, and a $36,960 average annual salary.
Of the 4 social work schools with a 100-mile radius of Fargo, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Concordia College at Moorhead comes out as the most expensive ($19,311/yr) for social work students, with Minnesota State University-Moorhead as the lowest, reported at only $11,824/yr.