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Social Work Schools in Kentucky

1,353 Social Work students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Social Work major is the 17th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Social Work Majors in Kentucky

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 663
Bachelor’s Degree 662
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 13
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 13
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 9
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 9
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 9
Post-Master’s Certificate 6
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 6

Gender Distribution

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

Social Work Majors in KY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Black or African American: 12.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.8%
  • White: 76.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.4%
  • Other Races: 5.6%
Social Work Majors in KY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Social Work Grads in Kentucky

14,120 people in the state and 987,750 in the nation are employed in jobs related to social work.

Social Work Jobs Nationwide vs. KY

Wages for Social Work Jobs in Kentucky

In this state, social work grads earn an average of $41,280. Nationwide, they make an average of $58,470.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 14 colleges in Kentucky that offer social work degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

302 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
21,670 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $16,692. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 60% are considered full time.

202 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
29,402 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 86% are considered full time. A typical student attending UK will pay a net price of $18,523. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

#3

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville
173 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
12,381 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $27,300 after earning their degree at this institution. This private institution charges an average net price of $17,872. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 44% are considered full time.

#4

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights
154 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
15,664 Total Students

97% of the teachers are full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.50%. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $9,244.

122 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
18,171 Total Students

96% of students get financical aid. Most students complete their degree in 4.50 years. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $12,776.

#6

Brescia University

Owensboro
98 Degrees in Major Awarded
29% Graduation Rate
1,014 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 9.70%. Of all the students who attend this school, 95% get financial aid. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.

82 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
9,556 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.59 years to graduate. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $12,242. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.

79 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
9,654 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.48 years to graduate. A typical student attending Morehead State University will pay a net price of $12,759. 99% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

60 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
14,980 Total Students

In their early career, Eastern grads earn an average salary of $29,800. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. A typical student attending Eastern will pay a net price of $13,845.

#10

Spalding University

Louisville
30 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
1,629 Total Students

100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Most students complete their degree in 4.65 years. The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1.

Social Work Careers in KY

Some of the careers social work majors go into include:

Job Title KY Job Growth KY Median Salary
Marriage and Family Therapists 25% $39,120
Social and Community Service Managers 18% $58,670
Healthcare Social Workers 17% $51,430
Substance Abuse Social Workers 15% $34,450
Social Work Professors 11% $59,910
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 6% $39,120
Social Workers 3% $67,330

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

Major Annual Graduates in KY
Human Services 459
Public Administration 134
Community Organization & Advocacy 35
Public Policy 19

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