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Social Work Schools in Missouri

1,012 Social Work students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Social Work is the 25th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Social Work Majors in Missouri

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 569
Bachelor’s Degree 412
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 18
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 18
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 18
Associate’s Degree 9
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 3
Post-Master’s Certificate 3
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 1

Gender Distribution

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

Social Work Majors in MO Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.6%
  • Black or African American: 14.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.3%
  • White: 68.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.2%
  • Other Races: 8.0%
Social Work Majors in MO Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Social Work Grads in Missouri

22,360 people in the state and 987,750 in the nation are employed in jobs related to social work.

Social Work Jobs Nationwide vs. MO

Wages for Social Work Jobs in Missouri

A typical salary for a social work grad in the state is $46,370, compared to a typical salary of $58,470 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

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

213 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
16,191 Total Students

52% of students get financical aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $56,500 after earning their degree at this institution. 8 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

152 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
15,988 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. The average student takes 4.55 years to complete their degree at UMSL. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.20%.

#3

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis
125 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
12,799 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 2.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. An average student at SLU will pay a net price of $27,861. The student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1.

118 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
30,014 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 72% are considered full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $39,400 a year. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $18,480.

74 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
23,453 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $32,000 after graduation. The student loan default rate of 5.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Of all the students who attend this school, 91% get financial aid.

58 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
16,388 Total Students

14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 94% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $38,300 after earning their degree at this institution.

#7

Park University

Parkville
47 Degrees in Major Awarded
29% Graduation Rate
11,415 Total Students

An average student at Park University will pay a net price of $16,185. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The average student takes 4.51 years to complete their degree at Park University.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
11,229 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 100%. Most students complete their degree in 4.47 years. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $13,384.

35 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
10,637 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,113. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. 20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

27 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
5,604 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $29,500 after earning their degree at this institution. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. A typical student attending Missouri Southern will pay a net price of $9,635.

Social Work Careers in MO

Some of the careers social work majors go into include:

Job Title MO Job Growth MO Median Salary
Counselors 25% $27,880
Marriage and Family Therapists 24% $45,850
Social Work Professors 23% $71,280
Substance Abuse Social Workers 22% $37,320
Healthcare Social Workers 21% $43,600
Social and Community Service Managers 16% $56,540
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 14% $36,470
Social Workers 8% $65,920
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 0% $36,730

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

Major Annual Graduates in MO
Human Services 460
Public Administration 339
Public Policy 17
Other Public Administration 11
Community Organization & Advocacy 3

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