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Social Work Schools in Minnesota

1,823 Social Work students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Social Work is the 13th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Social Work Majors in Minnesota

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,074
Bachelor’s Degree 643
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 92
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 92
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 92
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 12
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 12
Post-Master’s Certificate 2
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 2

Gender Distribution

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

Social Work Majors in MN Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.4%
  • Black or African American: 17.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.9%
  • White: 62.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.1%
  • Other Races: 9.9%
Social Work Majors in MN Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Social Work Grads in Minnesota

There are 23,390 people in the state and 987,750 people in the nation working in social work jobs.

Social Work Jobs Nationwide vs. MN

Wages for Social Work Jobs in Minnesota

In this state, social work grads earn an average of $58,670. Nationwide, they make an average of $58,470.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 19 colleges in Minnesota that offer social work degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Walden University

Minneapolis
460 Degrees in Major Awarded
0% Graduation Rate
48,420 Total Students

The average student takes 4.50 years to complete their degree at Walden University. 100% of students get financical aid. Graduates earn an average $38,800 after graduation.

186 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
4,401 Total Students

The average student takes 4.33 years to complete their degree at St. Kate's. 100% of students get financical aid. 10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

162 Degrees in Major Awarded
76% Graduation Rate
9,824 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 1.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The full-time teacher rate is 52%. An average student at UST MN will pay a net price of $28,904.

130 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
51,327 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $41,800 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 83% are considered full time. This public school has an average net price of $17,479.

128 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
13,049 Total Students

It takes the average student 5.55 years to graduate. 21 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $14,449.

#6

Augsburg University

Minneapolis
126 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
3,425 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $38,200 a year. The full-time teacher rate is 47%. Most students complete their degree in 4.27 years.

109 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
7,605 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 65%. Most students complete their degree in 5.39 years. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $17,399.

108 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
3,906 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 53% are considered full time. 100% of students get financical aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $44,900 a year.

88 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
14,325 Total Students

The 4.50% student loan default rate is lower than average. A typical student attending Minnesota State Mankato will pay a net price of $16,035. The average student takes 5.47 years to complete their degree at Minnesota State Mankato.

64 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
5,747 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 4.90% which is lower than average. The full-time teacher rate is 65%. Graduates earn an average $34,400 after graduation.

Social Work Careers in MN

Some of the careers social work majors go into include:

Job Title MN Job Growth MN Median Salary
Marriage and Family Therapists 20% $52,200
Substance Abuse Social Workers 16% $51,890
Healthcare Social Workers 12% $58,220
Counselors 11% $38,830
Social and Community Service Managers 10% $72,170
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 10% $54,380
Social Workers 9% $65,310
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 7% $67,060
Social Work Professors 5% $67,490

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

Major Annual Graduates in MN
Human Services 890
Public Administration 460
Public Policy 112
Community Organization & Advocacy 52
Other Public Administration 15

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