Meadville, PA has twenty-six social work schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Case Western Reserve University, the highest ranked school in this group with a social work program, has a total student population of 9,738. It is the 87th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Social Work students from Meadville 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.
Meadville lies in Crawford county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area has 160,510 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $17.02/hr average worker wage, and a $35,400 average annual salary.
Of the 26 social work schools with a 100-mile radius of Meadville, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Case Western Reserve University comes out as the most expensive ($26,055/yr) for social work students, with Lakeland Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,157/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Meadville|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||37.1 miles|
|Highland Heights||OH||-||2||31.299||116||68.9 miles|
|Warrensville Heights||OH||-||1||16.9884||13||72.4 miles|
|Cleveland Heights||OH||44,848||1||34.6777||3||73.4 miles|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||78.1 miles|
|North Canton||OH||-||2||20.0373||113||83.9 miles|
|North Olmsted||OH||-||1||26.1035||13||93.1 miles|