Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has one social work school within its city limits. Le Moyne-Owen College has a total student population of 890. It is the 5210th highest ranked school in the USA and the 139th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Social Work students from Memphis 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 6,680 employed community and social services employees earning an average salary of $38,080. Social workers in this area earn $55,590/yr and there are 120 employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.201 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by social workers, and 11.034/1000 are held by community and social services employees.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Le Moyne-Owen College ends up costing a student $11,092/yr.