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Social Work Schools in Tennessee

1,208 Social Work students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Social Work major is the 16th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Social Work Majors in Tennessee

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 622
Master’s Degree 513
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 49
Post-Master’s Certificate 49
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 24
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 24
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 24

Gender Distribution

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

Social Work Majors in TN Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Black or African American: 26.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.7%
  • White: 62.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.5%
  • Other Races: 4.8%
Social Work Majors in TN Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Social Work Grads in Tennessee

17,630 people in the state and 987,750 in the nation are employed in jobs related to social work.

Social Work Jobs Nationwide vs. TN

Wages for Social Work Jobs in Tennessee

Social Work grads earn an average of $41,930 in the state and $58,470 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

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

330 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
28,894 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. 87% of the teachers are full time. The average student takes 4.43 years to complete their degree at UT Knoxville.

138 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
14,317 Total Students

61% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. This public school has an average net price of $11,206.

124 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
21,458 Total Students

A typical student attending UofM will pay a net price of $13,048. Of all the students who attend this school, 98% get financial aid. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.

112 Degrees in Major Awarded
36% Graduation Rate
10,954 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,018. The average student takes 4.66 years to complete their degree at Austin Peay State University. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it.

96 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
21,631 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 77%. 95% of students get financical aid. The average student takes 4.71 years to complete their degree at Middle Tennessee State University.

#6

Union University

Jackson
95 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
3,247 Total Students

The average student takes 4.15 years to complete their degree at Union. The student loan default rate is 4.70% which is lower than average. An average student at Union will pay a net price of $27,551.

59 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
2,942 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $33,100 after graduation. This private institution charges an average net price of $25,016. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

59 Degrees in Major Awarded
15% Graduation Rate
7,774 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.72 years. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $28,500 after earning their degree at this institution. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 97% of students receive it.

56 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
11,638 Total Students

The average student takes 4.64 years to complete their degree at UT Chattanooga. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $30,900 a year. 68% of the teachers are full time.

35 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
7,048 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 98% get financial aid. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.40%. Most students complete their degree in 4.74 years.

Social Work Careers in TN

Some of the careers social work majors go into include:

Job Title TN Job Growth TN Median Salary
Marriage and Family Therapists 34% $36,500
Substance Abuse Social Workers 22% $34,740
Healthcare Social Workers 21% $50,020
Social and Community Service Managers 18% $61,190
Social Work Professors 13% $58,880
Social Workers 12% $47,840
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 12% $42,690
Counselors 10% $38,260
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 8% $40,930

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

Major Annual Graduates in TN
Public Administration 111
Human Services 97
Public Policy 85
Community Organization & Advocacy 13
Other Public Administration 2

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