Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has four social work schools within its city limits. Belmont University, the highest ranked school in the city with a social work program, has a total student population of 5,424. It is the 1511th highest ranked school in the USA and the 24th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University). To learn more about social work programs in Nashville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of social work professors at Belmont University such as Julie Hunt, Sean Muldoon, Lorraina Scholten, and Debbie Simpler.
Social Work students from Nashville 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are 8,600 employed community and social services employees earning an average salary of $37,310. Social workers in this area earn $46,920/yr and there are 250 employed.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.348 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashville are held by social workers, and 11.948/1000 are held by community and social services employees.
Of the 4 social work schools in Nashville, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Belmont University comes out as the most expensive ($23,881/yr) for social work students, with Tennessee State University as the lowest, reported at only $8,483/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|