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Social Work Schools in Washington

805 students earned Social Work degrees in Washington in the 2018-2019 year.

A Social Work major is the 30th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Social Work Majors in Washington

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 486
Bachelor’s Degree 294
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 9
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 9
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 9
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 7
Associate’s Degree 4
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 3
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 3
Post-Master’s Certificate 2
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 2

Gender Distribution

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

Social Work Majors in WA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 6.2%
  • Black or African American: 6.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 21.2%
  • White: 54.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.4%
  • Other Races: 9.8%
Social Work Majors in WA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Social Work Grads in Washington

17,160 people in the state and 987,750 in the nation are employed in jobs related to social work.

Social Work Jobs Nationwide vs. WA

Wages for Social Work Jobs in Washington

Social Work grads earn an average of $62,180 in the state and $58,470 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 11 colleges in Washington that offer social work degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

292 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
47,400 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 79%. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $44,900 a year. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,001.

147 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
12,633 Total Students

94% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The 5.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. In their early career, EWU grads earn an average salary of $34,600.

112 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
5,354 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 2.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $9,244. Graduates earn an average $44,900 after graduation.

#4

Walla Walla University

College Place
105 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
1,854 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $21,798. In their early career, Walla Walla U grads earn an average salary of $40,100. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#5

Heritage University

Toppenish
53 Degrees in Major Awarded
18% Graduation Rate
980 Total Students

100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student loan default rate is 8.00% which is lower than average. The full-time teacher rate is 32%.

41 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
7,291 Total Students

In their early career, Seattle U grads earn an average salary of $44,400. The average student takes 4.15 years to complete their degree at Seattle U. The 1.90% student loan default rate is lower than average.

22 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,041 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $29,200 a year. The full-time teacher rate is 98%. This public school has an average net price of $6,845.

18 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
3,207 Total Students

In their early career, PLU grads earn an average salary of $36,200. The average student takes 4.20 years to complete their degree at PLU. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1.

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
1,607 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 49% are considered full time. An average student at Saint Martin's will pay a net price of $21,826. In their early career, Saint Martin's grads earn an average salary of $37,600.

#10

Highline College

Des Moines
7 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,530 Total Students

A typical student attending Highline will pay a net price of $7,129. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 48% of students receive it.

Social Work Careers in WA

Some of the careers social work majors go into include:

Job Title WA Job Growth WA Median Salary
Substance Abuse Social Workers 21% $52,270
Social Work Professors 19% $69,250
Counselors 18% $52,960
Healthcare Social Workers 17% $59,920
Social and Community Service Managers 17% $61,310
Marriage and Family Therapists 10% $46,650
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 10% $52,260
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 7% $61,370
Social Workers 5% $77,440

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

Major Annual Graduates in WA
Public Administration 371
Human Services 315
Public Policy 53
Other Public Administration 1

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