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Social Work Schools in Colorado

824 students earned Social Work degrees in Colorado in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Social Work is the 27th most popular major in the state out of a total 281 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Social Work Majors in Colorado

Social Work majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 496
Bachelor’s Degree 252
Post-Master’s Certificate 67
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 67
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 6
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 6
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 6
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 3

Gender Distribution

In Colorado, a social work major is more popular with women than with men.

Social Work Majors in CO Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of social work majors in Colorado is as follows:

  • Asian: 2.2%
  • Black or African American: 5.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 20.6%
  • White: 65.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.1%
  • Other Races: 6.4%
Social Work Majors in CO Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Social Work Grads in Colorado

There are 18,070 people in the state and 987,750 people in the nation working in social work jobs.

Social Work Jobs Nationwide vs. CO

Wages for Social Work Jobs in Colorado

A typical salary for a social work grad in the state is $55,730, compared to a typical salary of $58,470 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 6 colleges in Colorado that offer social work degrees. Learn about the most popular 6 below:

358 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
12,931 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. The average student takes 4.19 years to complete their degree at DU. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $44,500 after earning their degree at this institution.

219 Degrees in Major Awarded
25% Graduation Rate
20,080 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 73% of students receive it. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $34,100 after earning their degree at this institution. The student loan default rate is 7.70% which is lower than average.

168 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
33,426 Total Students

80% of students get financical aid. Most students complete their degree in 4.42 years. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

57 Degrees in Major Awarded
33% Graduation Rate
7,081 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 7.70% which is lower than average. Of all the students who attend this school, 96% get financial aid. A typical student attending Colorado State University - Pueblo will pay a net price of $12,556.


Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction
19 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
9,373 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $18,840. 21 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 93% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.


Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs
3 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,655 Total Students

21 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Graduates earn an average $25,500 after graduation. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $9,113.

Social Work Careers in CO

Some of the careers social work majors go into include:

Job Title CO Job Growth CO Median Salary
Healthcare Social Workers 36% $50,500
Marriage and Family Therapists 33% $65,120
Substance Abuse Social Workers 32% $45,440
Social Work Professors 31% $60,210
Counselors 27% $52,570
Social and Community Service Managers 26% $78,720
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 23% $47,150
Social Workers 20% $52,070
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 10% $56,490

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to social work.

Major Annual Graduates in CO
Public Administration 168
Human Services 140
Public Policy 23
Other Public Administration 9

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