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Social Work Schools in Kentucky

There are 22 schools in the state of Kentucky offering social work programs. In 2010, 849 students graduated with degrees from Kentucky social work schools. 381 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 372 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

On average, 823 students graduate from programs in Kentucky in social work every year. This accounts for 2% of students who schools in the United States graduate from social work programs. Out of those, one student graduated with social work certificates, 84 with a degree at the associate's level, 381 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 372 with a master's level degree, and 11 with a doctorate level degree.

22 social work schools are located in this state. Of these, 15 schools are public, while seven schools are private. Tuition at a private social work school varies from $15,176 to $23,303, while public social work school tuition varies from $5,720 to $8,610.

Average tuition for social work programs is $10,329. The highest tuition for programs in social work, which is $23,303 each year, is at Asbury University, while the lowest tuition in Kentucky, which is $5,720 per year, is at Morehead State University.

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

Social Work Program Completions in Kentucky 2006 - 2010

On average, 823 students graduate from programs in Kentucky in social work every year. This accounts for 2% of students who schools in the United States graduate from social work programs. Out of those, one student graduated with social work certificates, 84 with a degree at the associate's level, 381 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 372 with a master's level degree, and 11 with a doctorate level degree.

Social Work Program Completions in Kentucky 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 0
  • Certificate 2007: 0
  • Certificate 2008: 12
  • Certificate 2009: 3
  • Certificate 2010: 1
  • Associate 2006: 100
  • Associate 2007: 96
  • Associate 2008: 77
  • Associate 2009: 97
  • Associate 2010: 84
  • Bachelor 2006: 351
  • Bachelor 2007: 407
  • Bachelor 2008: 405
  • Bachelor 2009: 337
  • Bachelor 2010: 381
  • Master 2006: 278
  • Master 2007: 296
  • Master 2008: 298
  • Master 2009: 324
  • Master 2010: 372
  • Doctorate 2006: 13
  • Doctorate 2007: 11
  • Doctorate 2008: 6
  • Doctorate 2009: 3
  • Doctorate 2010: 11

Social Work Program Availability in Kentucky

Kentucky schools offer a total of 30 programs in social work. Of these programs, approximately 50% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the associates level, the masters level, and the doctoral level.

Social Work Program Availability in Kentucky

  • Certificate: 1
  • Associate: 7
  • Bachelor: 15
  • Master: 5
  • Doctorate: 2

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers — Salary by Percentile

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 24150
  • 25th Percentile: 28420
  • Median: 35500
  • 75th Percentile: 43880
  • 90th Percentile: 52330

Social Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Social Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 29960
  • 25th Percentile: 43420
  • Median: 61220
  • 75th Percentile: 68820
  • 90th Percentile: 74880

Healthcare Social Workers — Salary by Percentile

Healthcare Social Workers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 29670
  • 25th Percentile: 34750
  • Median: 42460
  • 75th Percentile: 49780
  • 90th Percentile: 57380

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

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

  • 10th Percentile: 25990
  • 25th Percentile: 29650
  • Median: 36940
  • 75th Percentile: 42620
  • 90th Percentile: 49380

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

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

  • 10th Percentile: 23160
  • 25th Percentile: 27770
  • Median: 34920
  • 75th Percentile: 43670
  • 90th Percentile: 55480

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers — Employment Trend

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 34410
  • Median Salary 2007: 37170
  • Median Salary 2008: 36670
  • Median Salary 2009: 35740
  • Median Salary 2010: 35500
  • Total Employed 2006: 1790
  • Total Employed 2007: 1690
  • Total Employed 2008: 1420
  • Total Employed 2009: 1560
  • Total Employed 2010: 1510

Social Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

Social Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 24440
  • Median Salary 2007: 27000
  • Median Salary 2008: 32300
  • Median Salary 2009: 56420
  • Median Salary 2010: 61220
  • Total Employed 2006: 360
  • Total Employed 2007: 390
  • Total Employed 2008: 420
  • Total Employed 2009: 430
  • Total Employed 2010: 450

Healthcare Social Workers — Employment Trend

Healthcare Social Workers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 37330
  • Median Salary 2007: 38050
  • Median Salary 2008: 39400
  • Median Salary 2009: 40640
  • Median Salary 2010: 42460
  • Total Employed 2006: 1200
  • Total Employed 2007: 1320
  • Total Employed 2008: 1450
  • Total Employed 2009: 1430
  • Total Employed 2010: 1410

Child, Family, and School Social Workers — Employment Trend

Child, Family, and School Social Workers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 34765
  • Median Salary 2007: 35950
  • Median Salary 2008: 36970
  • Median Salary 2009: 36550
  • Median Salary 2010: 36940
  • Total Employed 2006: 7170
  • Total Employed 2007: 7260
  • Total Employed 2008: 7310
  • Total Employed 2009: 7420
  • Total Employed 2010: 7650

Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other — Employment Trend

Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 29660
  • Median Salary 2007: 32150
  • Median Salary 2008: 33450
  • Median Salary 2009: 35710
  • Median Salary 2010: 34920
  • Total Employed 2006: 640
  • Total Employed 2007: 640
  • Total Employed 2008: 730
  • Total Employed 2009: 680
  • Total Employed 2010: 780

Kentucky vs National Social Work Employment

Kentucky vs National Social Work Employment

  • Employed in Kentucky: 1.636% (11800)

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1. Hopkinsville Community College

720 North Dr
Hopkinsville, KY 42241-2100
(270) 707-3700

Hopkinsville Community College offers two social work programs. Out of those, this college offers students one certificate in social work and one social work degree at the associate's level. This community college is a public 2-year institution. This community college ranks seventh in terms of enrollment in the state of Kentucky.

2. Hazard Community and Technical College

One Community College Drive
Hazard, KY 41701-2402
(606) 487-3503

Hazard Community and Technical College offers one social work program and this school, which is very close to Hazard, Kentucky, is located in a rural setting. This technical college is one of 14 technical colleges in Kentucky. This school is the second oldest institution in the state of Kentucky offering social work programs.

3. Pikeville College

147 Sycamore St
Pikeville, KY 41501
(606) 218-5250

Pikeville College offers one program in social work. UPike is one of 3 institutions with a medical school in Kentucky.

4. Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

600 College Street Rd
Elizabethtown, KY 42701-3081
(270) 769-2371

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is near the center of the city and it offers one social work program. This medium-sized school is a public 2-year institution. In terms of enrollment, this technical college ranks third in the state of Kentucky.

5. The University of the Cumberlands

6191 College Station Drive
Williamsburg, KY 40769
(606) 549-2200

The University of the Cumberlands is in town of Williamsburg, Kentucky and it offers one social work program. It is a 4-year institution. This liberal arts college is the ninth biggest institution in the state of Kentucky offering social work.

6. Bluegrass Community and Technical College

470 Cooper Drive
Lexington, KY 40506
(859) 246-6200

Bluegrass Community and Technical College, which is 1.0 miles from the center of the city, is located in Lexington, KY and it offers one program in social work. 14,164 students seek degrees in 64 programs at this school, overall. This school is the second biggest institution in the state of Kentucky offering social work.

7. Kentucky State University

400 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601-2355
(502) 597-6000

Kentucky State University offers one program in social work and it is located in Frankfort, KY. It is a historically black, public, 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the sixth largest institution in the state of Kentucky offering social work.

8. Brescia University

717 Frederica St
Owensboro, KY 42301-3023
(270) 685-3131

Brescia University is in the center of Owensboro and it offers one program in social work. In terms of programs, it is the second largest institution in the state of Kentucky offering social work.

9. Owensboro Community and Technical College

4800 New Hartford Rd
Owensboro, KY 42303
(270) 686-4400

Owensboro Community and Technical College offers one social work program and it is near the heart of downtown. It is a public 2-year institution. In terms of enrollment, this school ranks fourth in the state of Kentucky.

10. Kentucky Christian University

100 Academic Pkwy
Grayson, KY 41143-1199
(606) 474-3000

Kentucky Christian University is located in Grayson, KY and it offers one social work program. This very small school is the fifth largest institution in the state of Kentucky offering social work in terms of programs.

11. Big Sandy Community and Technical College

One Bert Combs Dr
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
(606) 886-3863x0

Big Sandy Community and Technical College is in Prestonsburg, KY and it offers one program in social work. 5,360 students pursue degrees in 37 programs at this technical college, overall. It is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Kentucky offering social work programs.

12. Spalding University

845 S. Third Street
Louisville, KY 40203-2188
(502) 585-9911

Spalding University, which is near the center of the city, is in Louisville, KY. It offers two programs in social work. More specifically, it offers one degree at the bachelor's level in social work to students and one master's level social work degree.

13. Northern Kentucky University

Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41099
(859) 572-5100

Northern Kentucky University offers one program in social work and it is located in the suburbs of Highland Heights, Kentucky. NKU is a public 4-year institution. In terms of enrollment, this school ranks fifth in the state of Kentucky.

14. Asbury University

1 Macklem Dr
Wilmore, KY 40390-1198
(859) 858-3511

Asbury University is located in Wilmore, KY. It offers two social work programs. Specifically, students are offered one social work degree at the bachelor's level by this school and one master's level social work degree. Ashbury is a 4-year institution. It is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Kentucky offering programs in social work.

15. The University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0032
(859) 257-9000

The University of Kentucky offers three programs in social work. Specifically, UK offers students one bachelor's level social work degree, one degree at the master's level in social work, and one degree at the doctorate level in social work. It is in the center of Lexington. This public university is one of 3 institutions with a medical school in Kentucky. This university is the third oldest institution in the state of Kentucky offering programs in social work.

16. Western Kentucky University

1906 College Heights Blvd
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1000
(270) 745-0111

Western Kentucky University offers two programs in social work. Specifically, it offers one bachelor's level social work degree to students and one degree at the master's level in social work. This big university, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Bowling Green, KY. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution. In terms of programs, it is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Kentucky offering social work.

17. Morehead State University

University Blvd
Morehead, KY 40351
(606) 783-2221

Morehead State University offers one program in social work. This school is one of 24 public post-secondary institutions in Kentucky. This school is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Kentucky offering programs in social work.

18. The University of Louisville

2301 S 3rd St
Louisville, KY 40292-0001
(502) 852-5555

The University of Louisville is 2.6 miles from the heart of downtown. This university offers three programs in social work. Out of those, this university offers one bachelor's level degree in social work to students, one degree at the master's level in social work, and one doctorate level social work degree. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. It is the second largest institution in the state of Kentucky offering social work in terms of programs.

19. Campbellsville University

1 University Dr
Campbellsville, KY 42718-2799
(270) 789-5000x5000

Campbellsville University offers one program in social work. CU is a 4-year institution. It is the tenth oldest institution in the state of Kentucky offering programs in social work.

20. Murray State University

218 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071-3318
(270) 809-3011

Murray State University offers one social work program. 10,412 students pursue degrees in 106 programs at this school, overall. This public school is the eighth largest institution in the state of Kentucky offering social work in terms of programs.

21. Saint Catharine College

2735 Bardstown Rd
St. Catharine, KY 40061
(859) 336-5082

Saint Catharine College is a 4-year institution, founded in 1823. SCC, which is very close to St. Catharine, Kentucky, is located in a rural setting. It offers students four certificates, ten degrees at the associates level, and 13 bachelors level degrees. 880 students pursued degrees from the 20 programs at this school in 2010. It offers subjects such as social work, education, and business administration. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. SCC is one of 15 liberal arts colleges in Kentucky.

22. Eastern Kentucky University

521 Lancaster Ave
Richmond, KY 40475-3102
(859) 622-1000

Eastern Kentucky University is located in Richmond, KY and Eastern offers one social work program. It is one of 24 public post-secondary institutions in Kentucky. It is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Kentucky offering social work programs.

23. Jefferson Community and Technical College

109 E Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202-2005
(502) 213-4000

Jefferson Community and Technical College, which is 0.6 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Louisville, KY and this school offers one program in social work. This school is one of 14 technical colleges in Kentucky. In terms of programs, this technical college is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Kentucky offering social work.

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