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Social Work Schools in California

There are 26 California schools offering social work programs. 2,816 students graduated from programs at California social work schools in 2010. 1,739 of all these students graduated with masters degrees and 1,048 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

2,774 students graduate from programs in California in social work, on average, every year. This accounts for 8% of social work students who US schools graduate. Specifically, 12 students graduated with social work certificates, 1,048 with a bachelor's level degree, 1,739 with a degree at the master's level, and 17 with a degree at the doctorate level.

26 social work schools are located in this Pacific Coast state. Out of these, 18 schools are public, while eight schools are private. While tuition at a private social work school varies from $23,898 to $38,524, public social work school tuition varies from $4,810 to $10,940.

Average tuition for social work programs is $12,246. While the highest tuition for social work programs, which is $38,524 each year, is at Chapman University, the lowest tuition in this state, which is $4,810 each year, is at California State University-Long Beach.

California schools offer certificates, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees for students pursing social work.

Social Work Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

2,774 students graduate from programs in California in social work, on average, every year. This accounts for 8% of social work students who US schools graduate. Specifically, 12 students graduated with social work certificates, 1,048 with a bachelor's level degree, 1,739 with a degree at the master's level, and 17 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Social Work Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 14
  • Certificate 2007: 13
  • Certificate 2008: 16
  • Certificate 2009: 14
  • Certificate 2010: 12
  • Bachelor 2006: 808
  • Bachelor 2007: 952
  • Bachelor 2008: 1028
  • Bachelor 2009: 1029
  • Bachelor 2010: 1048
  • Master 2006: 1619
  • Master 2007: 1491
  • Master 2008: 1667
  • Master 2009: 1734
  • Master 2010: 1739
  • Doctorate 2006: 17
  • Doctorate 2007: 20
  • Doctorate 2008: 22
  • Doctorate 2009: 24
  • Doctorate 2010: 17

Social Work Program Availability in California

Schools in this state offer a total of 45 social work programs. Of these programs, close to 46.7% are master's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level and the doctoral level.

Social Work Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 2
  • Bachelor: 19
  • Master: 21
  • Doctorate: 3

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers — Salary by Percentile

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 28310
  • 25th Percentile: 33910
  • Median: 43090
  • 75th Percentile: 58700
  • 90th Percentile: 74720

Social Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Social Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 35160
  • 25th Percentile: 44520
  • Median: 59230
  • 75th Percentile: 74910
  • 90th Percentile: 87240

Healthcare Social Workers — Salary by Percentile

Healthcare Social Workers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 35540
  • 25th Percentile: 44920
  • Median: 57320
  • 75th Percentile: 71900
  • 90th Percentile: 86750

Child, Family, and School Social Workers — Salary by Percentile

Child, Family, and School Social Workers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 28830
  • 25th Percentile: 37150
  • Median: 47900
  • 75th Percentile: 59730
  • 90th Percentile: 79200

Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 22710
  • 25th Percentile: 31540
  • Median: 44210
  • 75th Percentile: 59600
  • 90th Percentile: 74380

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers — Employment Trend

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 35910
  • Median Salary 2007: 36080
  • Median Salary 2008: 40430
  • Median Salary 2009: 42060
  • Median Salary 2010: 43090
  • Total Employed 2006: 12130
  • Total Employed 2007: 14010
  • Total Employed 2008: 12730
  • Total Employed 2009: 13140
  • Total Employed 2010: 10650

Social Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

Social Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 45310
  • Median Salary 2007: 49630
  • Median Salary 2008: 48930
  • Median Salary 2009: 55730
  • Median Salary 2010: 59230
  • Total Employed 2006: 10060
  • Total Employed 2007: 10290
  • Total Employed 2008: 10430
  • Total Employed 2009: 13190
  • Total Employed 2010: 13810

Healthcare Social Workers — Employment Trend

Healthcare Social Workers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 55500
  • Median Salary 2007: 56350
  • Median Salary 2008: 57560
  • Median Salary 2009: 56940
  • Median Salary 2010: 57320
  • Total Employed 2006: 10430
  • Total Employed 2007: 10920
  • Total Employed 2008: 11840
  • Total Employed 2009: 10800
  • Total Employed 2010: 11490

Child, Family, and School Social Workers — Employment Trend

Child, Family, and School Social Workers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 45460
  • Median Salary 2007: 47700
  • Median Salary 2008: 47590
  • Median Salary 2009: 48220
  • Median Salary 2010: 47900
  • Total Employed 2006: 20790
  • Total Employed 2007: 20080
  • Total Employed 2008: 21800
  • Total Employed 2009: 23920
  • Total Employed 2010: 23600

Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other — Employment Trend

Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 41260
  • Median Salary 2007: 43390
  • Median Salary 2008: 43870
  • Median Salary 2009: 42790
  • Median Salary 2010: 44210
  • Total Employed 2006: 12320
  • Total Employed 2007: 12760
  • Total Employed 2008: 15150
  • Total Employed 2009: 14330
  • Total Employed 2010: 13950

California vs National Social Work Employment

California vs National Social Work Employment

  • Employed in California: 10.193% (73500)

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1. California State University - Fresno

5241 N Maple Ave
Fresno, CA 93740
(559) 278-4240

California State University-Fresno is 4.9 miles from the heart of downtown. Fresno State University offers two programs in social work. Of those, this public university offers students one bachelor's level social work degree and one social work degree at the master's level. Overall, 20,932 students pursue degrees in 87 Fresno State programs.

2. Whittier College

13406 E Philadelphia Street
Whittier, CA 90601
(562) 907-4205

Whittier College is located in the suburbs of Whittier, California and it offers one social work program. This liberal arts college is a 4-year institution. It is the fifth oldest institution in the state of California offering social work programs.

3. La Sierra University

4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA 92515-8247
(951) 785-2000

La Sierra University, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Riverside, CA and it offers one program in social work. Overall, 2,096 students seek degrees in 66 programs at this school.

4. California State University - San Bernardino

5500 University Pky
San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397
(909) 537-5000

California State University-San Bernardino is near the center of the city. It offers two programs in social work. Specifically, students are offered one bachelor's level degree in social work by this research university and one master's level degree in social work. It is one of 28 research universities in California.

5. Loma Linda University

Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA 92350
(909) 558-1000

Loma Linda University is located in the suburbs of Loma Linda, California. This school offers two social work programs. Specifically, students are offered one social work certificate by this school and one social work degree at the master's level. Loma Linda is one of 11 institutions with a medical school in California. This specialized school is the eighth oldest institution in the state of California offering social work programs.

6. Azusa Pacific University

901 E Alosta
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
(626) 969-3434

Azusa Pacific University offers two social work programs. Out of those, this school offers one bachelor's level degree in social work to students and one master's level social work degree. This school is in the suburbs of Azusa, California. 9,258 students pursue degrees in 55 programs at this medium-sized school, overall. In terms of programs, this school is the biggest institution in the state of California offering social work.

7. California State University - Bakersfield

9001 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099
(661) 654-2782

California State University-Bakersfield is near the heart of downtown and this school offers one social work program. 7,906 students pursue degrees in 46 programs at Cal State Bakersfield, overall.

8. The University of California - Berkeley

University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 642-6000

The University of California-Berkeley is 1.0 miles from the center of the city. UC Berkeley offers four programs in social work. More specifically, this university offers students one certificate in social work, one degree at the bachelor's level in social work, one master's level social work degree, and one social work degree at the doctorate level. 35,833 students seek degrees in 259 programs at this university, overall. It is the largest institution in the state of California offering social work in terms of programs.

9. Chapman University

One University Dr.
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 997-6815

Chapman University is in the center of Orange and Chapman offers one social work program. In terms of programs, this school is the ninth largest institution in the state of California offering social work.

10. Humboldt State University

1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
(707) 826-3011

Humboldt State University is in Arcata, CA. This school offers two social work programs. More specifically, this school offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in social work and one master's level social work degree. This school is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California.

11. California State University - Chico

First and Normal Sts
Chico, CA 95929-0150
(530) 898-6116

California State University-Chico is near the heart of downtown. Chico State offers two social work programs. More specifically, this big school offers one social work degree at the bachelor's level to students and one degree at the master's level in social work. 15,989 students pursue degrees in 95 Cal State-Chico programs, overall.

12. California State University - Fullerton

800 N State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92831-3599
(657) 278-2011

California State University-Fullerton is near the center of the city and Cal State Fullterton offers one social work program. Cal State Fullterton is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California. It is the seventh largest institution in the state of California offering social work in terms of programs.

13. Fresno Pacific University

1717 S Chestnut Ave
Fresno, CA 93702-4709
(559) 453-2000

Fresno Pacific University is 2.5 miles from the center of the city and it offers one social work program. It is a 4-year institution. It is the tenth largest institution in the state of California offering social work in terms of programs.

14. Point Loma Nazarene University

3900 Lomaland Dr
San Diego, CA 92106-2899
(619) 849-2200

Point Loma Nazarene University, which is near the heart of downtown, is in San Diego, CA and it offers one program in social work. PLNU is a 4-year institution.

15. Pacific Union College

One Angwin Ave
Angwin, CA 94508-9707
(707) 965-6313

Pacific Union College, which is very close to Angwin, California, is in a rural setting and it offers one social work program. Overall, 1,495 students seek degrees in 41 programs at this liberal arts college.

16. California State University - East Bay

25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
Hayward, CA 94542
(510) 885-3000

California State University-East Bay, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Hayward, CA and this university offers one social work program. This university is one of 28 research universities in California.

17. California State University - Dominguez Hills

1000 E Victoria St
Carson, CA 90747-0005
(310) 243-3300

California State University-Dominguez Hills, which is 2.8 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Carson, CA and it offers one social work program. 13,854 students pursue degrees in 60 programs at this school, overall.

18. San Jose State University

1 Washington Sq
San Jose, CA 95192-0001
(408) 924-1000

San Jose State University is 0.8 miles from the heart of downtown. It offers two social work programs. Out of those, SJSU offers one bachelor's level social work degree to students and one degree at the master's level in social work. Overall, 29,076 students seek degrees in 136 San Jose State programs. This university is the ninth biggest institution in the state of California offering social work.

19. California State University - Stanislaus

One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382-0299
(209) 667-3122

California State University-Stanislaus offers one program in social work and it is in the suburbs of Turlock, California. Overall, 8,305 students seek degrees in 44 Cal State Stanislaus programs.

20. San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132
(415) 338-1111

San Francisco State University is near the center of the city. It offers two programs in social work. Of those, students are offered one degree at the bachelor's level in social work by SFSU and one degree at the master's level in social work. SFSU is one of 28 research universities in California. SF State ranks seventh in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

21. California State University - Sacramento

6000 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819-2694
(916) 278-6011

California State University-Sacramento offers two programs in social work. Out of those, students are offered one bachelor's level degree in social work by it and one social work degree at the master's level. It is near the heart of downtown. This big university is one of 28 research universities in California.

22. California State University - Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840-0115
(562) 985-4111

California State University-Long Beach offers two social work programs. Specifically, LBSU offers students one bachelor's level degree in social work and one master's level social work degree. This public university is 2.6 miles from the center of the city. This university is one of 28 research universities in California. In terms of enrollment, this university ranks sixth in the state of California.

23. The University of California - Los Angeles

405 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1405
(310) 825-4321

The University of California-Los Angeles offers two social work programs. Out of those, students are offered one social work degree at the master's level by it and one doctorate level social work degree. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution. In terms of programs, this university is the biggest institution in the state of California offering social work.

24. San Diego State University

5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA 92182
(619) 594-5200

San Diego State University offers two programs in social work. Of those, San Diego State offers one bachelor's level social work degree to students and one degree at the master's level in social work. It is near the heart of downtown. 29,187 students seek degrees in 150 San Diego State University programs, overall. San Diego State is the eighth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in social work.

25. California State University - Northridge

18111 Nordhoff St
Northridge, CA 91330
(818) 677-1200

California State University-Northridge offers one program in social work and this school is in the center of Northridge. This public school is a public 4-year institution.

26. California State University - Los Angeles

5151 State University Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90032
(323) 343-3000

California State University-Los Angeles is near the heart of downtown. It offers two programs in social work. Specifically, students are offered one degree at the bachelor's level in social work by it and one master's level social work degree. Overall, 20,142 students pursue degrees in 104 programs at Cal State L.A.

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