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Social Work Schools in Massachusetts

2,130 students earned Social Work degrees in Massachusetts in the 2018-2019 year.

A Social Work major is the 14th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Social Work Majors in Massachusetts

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,623
Bachelor’s Degree 344
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 90
Associate’s Degree 49
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 22
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 22
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 22
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 2
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 2

Gender Distribution

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

Social Work Majors in MA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 3.5%
  • Black or African American: 12.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 13.0%
  • White: 59.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.4%
  • Other Races: 10.2%
Social Work Majors in MA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Social Work Grads in Massachusetts

There are 39,470 people in the state and 987,750 people in the nation working in social work jobs.

Social Work Jobs Nationwide vs. MA

Wages for Social Work Jobs in Massachusetts

In this state, social work grads earn an average of $61,960. Nationwide, they make an average of $58,470.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 22 colleges in Massachusetts that offer social work degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

513 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
6,535 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.10%. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 17% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

332 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
33,720 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.08 years to graduate. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 70% are considered full time. Graduates earn an average $49,200 after graduation.

#3

Boston College

Chestnut Hill
274 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
14,747 Total Students

56% of students get financical aid. An average student at Boston College will pay a net price of $33,562. The student loan default rate is 1.50% which is lower than average.

201 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
7,706 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $36,200 a year. This public school has an average net price of $19,265. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.40%.

138 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
10,881 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 93% get financial aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. Most students complete their degree in 4.55 years.

#6

Smith College

Northampton
134 Degrees in Major Awarded
87% Graduation Rate
2,894 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $28,193. 74% of students get financical aid. The student loan default rate is 1.30% which is lower than average.

#7

Springfield College

Springfield
127 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
3,110 Total Students

100% of the teachers are full time. In their early career, Springfield College grads earn an average salary of $38,500. 12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

112 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
5,795 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 86% of students receive it. Graduates earn an average $36,300 after graduation. The student loan default rate of 4.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

84 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
31,350 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 3.00% which is lower than average. The full-time teacher rate is 79%. Graduates earn an average $41,200 after graduation.

#10

Elms College

Chicopee
63 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
1,495 Total Students

12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This private institution charges an average net price of $22,803. The average student takes 4.10 years to complete their degree at Elms College.

Social Work Careers in MA

Some of the careers social work majors go into include:

Job Title MA Job Growth MA Median Salary
Marriage and Family Therapists 15% $52,580
Substance Abuse Social Workers 14% $38,330
Social Work Professors 14% $68,580
Social and Community Service Managers 12% $65,590
Healthcare Social Workers 12% $61,460
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 10% $43,980
Social Workers 8% $76,670

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

Major Annual Graduates in MA
Public Administration 671
Public Policy 523
Human Services 502
Community Organization & Advocacy 331
Other Public Administration 22

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