Nebraska contains twelve schools that offer social work programs. University of Nebraska at Kearney, the highest-ranking social work school in NE, has a total student population of 6,650 and is the 171st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 social work schools in Nebraska, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Creighton University comes out as the most expensive ($25,370/yr), with Southeast Community College Area as the lowest recorded at only $5,555/yr.
Social Work students from Nebraska 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 Nebraska alone, there are 13,750 employed community and social services employees earning an average yearly salary of $34,540. Social workers in this state earn $44,040/yr and there are 340 employed.
Also, within the social work schools in Nebraska, the average student population is 2,686 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from social work, there are 1891 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,500 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,844, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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