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Social Work Schools in Wisconsin

1,072 Social Work students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Social Work is the 20th most popular major in the state out of a total 292 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Social Work Majors in Wisconsin

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 635
Master’s Degree 396
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 35
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 5
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 5
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 5
Associate’s Degree 1

Gender Distribution

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

Social Work Majors in WI Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 3.7%
  • Black or African American: 5.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.6%
  • White: 77.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.4%
  • Other Races: 5.4%
Social Work Majors in WI Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Social Work Grads in Wisconsin

16,570 people in the state and 987,750 in the nation are employed in jobs related to social work.

Social Work Jobs Nationwide vs. WI

Wages for Social Work Jobs in Wisconsin

In this state, social work grads earn an average of $51,070. Nationwide, they make an average of $58,470.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

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

232 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
27,012 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $17,661. 65% of the teachers are full time.

228 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
43,463 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $45,000 after graduation. 82% of the teachers are full time. This public school has an average net price of $18,219.

146 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
13,059 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 80% get financial aid. 76% of the teachers are full time. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $14,166.

99 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
16,410 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 64% are considered full time. Graduates earn an average $36,500 after graduation. The 3.40% student loan default rate is lower than average.

89 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
8,566 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $34,800 a year. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 9.30%. A typical student attending UW - Green Bay will pay a net price of $14,487.

77 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
11,604 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 7.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Of all the students who attend this school, 80% get financial aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $38,500 a year.

49 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
9,086 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 89% get financial aid. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $14,192. In their early career, UW - Stevens Point grads earn an average salary of $33,600.

26 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
2,603 Total Students

A typical student attending UW - Superior will pay a net price of $13,857. Most students complete their degree in 4.61 years. In their early career, UW - Superior grads earn an average salary of $31,200.

#9

Carthage College

Kenosha
25 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
2,872 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. Graduates earn an average $37,000 after graduation. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $27,764.

21 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
6,135 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 3.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,600 after earning their degree at this institution. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,645.

Social Work Careers in WI

Some of the careers social work majors go into include:

Job Title WI Job Growth WI Median Salary
Marriage and Family Therapists 23% $48,360
Social and Community Service Managers 14% $64,430
Substance Abuse Social Workers 13% $44,880
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 12% $44,450
Healthcare Social Workers 12% $52,410
Counselors 10% $43,760
Social Work Professors 7% $57,400
Social Workers 6% $53,840
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 4% $47,100

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

Major Annual Graduates in WI
Human Services 214
Public Administration 98
Public Policy 37
Community Organization & Advocacy 6
Other Public Administration 4

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