Columbus, OH (population: 768,662) has three social work schools within its city limits. Ohio State University-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a social work program, has a total student population of 55,014. It is the 33rd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Ohio. To learn more about social work programs in Columbus, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of social work professors at Ohio State University such as Bob Ahern, Rudolph Alexander, Crystal Allen, Keith Anderson, Dawn Anderson-Butcher, and Shantha Balaswamy.
Social Work students from Columbus 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 Columbus area alone, there are 12,560 employed community and social services employees earning an average salary of $44,150. Social workers in this area earn $44,200/yr and there are 1,070 employed.
Columbus lies in Delaware county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Columbus area has 908,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.70/hr average worker wage, and a $43,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.178 out of every 1000 jobs in Columbus are held by social workers, and 13.830/1000 are held by community and social services employees.
Of the 3 social work schools in Columbus, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Capital University comes out as the most expensive ($21,441/yr) for social work students, with Ohio State University-Main Campus as the lowest, reported at only $16,868/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Columbus|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||13.7 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||46.5 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||49.3 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||72.1 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||83.4 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||85.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||88.6 miles|