Washington contains nine schools that offer social work programs. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest-ranking social work school in WA, has a total student population of 45,943 and is the 26th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 social work schools in Washington, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Whitman College comes out as the most expensive ($27,293/yr), with University of Washington-Seattle Campus as the lowest recorded at only $8,906/yr.
Social Work students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 45,720 employed community and social services employees earning an average yearly salary of $43,470. Social workers in this state earn $50,930/yr and there are employed.
Also, within the social work schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from social work, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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