Social Work Schools In Kentucky

Social Work classes faculty can choose to work at one of 23 accredited social work schools in Kentucky. The trends in Kentucky's social work academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in social work includes social work training at the following levels:

  • Social Work Certificate
  • Associates degree in Social Work
  • Bachelors degree in Social Work
  • Masters degree in Social Work
  • PhD degree in Social Work


Schools

  1. Asbury University

    1 Macklem Dr, Wilmore, Kentucky 40390-1198

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  2. Brescia University

    717 Frederica St, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301-3023

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  3. Campbellsville University

    1 University Dr, Campbellsville, Kentucky 42718-2799

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  4. Bluegrass Community and Technical College

    470 Cooper Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40506

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  5. University of the Cumberlands

    6191 College Station Drive, Williamsburg, Kentucky 40769

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  6. Eastern Kentucky University

    521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, Kentucky 40475-3102

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  7. Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

    600 College Street Rd, Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701-3081

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  8. Hazard Community and Technical College

    One Community College Drive, Hazard, Kentucky 41701-2402

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  9. Hopkinsville Community College

    720 North Dr, Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42241-2100

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  10. Jefferson Community and Technical College

    109 E Broadway, Louisville, Kentucky 40202-2005

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  11. Kentucky State University

    400 East Main Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-2355

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  12. University of Kentucky

    Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0032

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  13. Kentucky Christian University

    100 Academic Pkwy, Grayson, Kentucky 41143-1199

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  14. University of Louisville

    2301 S 3rd St, Louisville, Kentucky 40292-0001

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  15. Morehead State University

    University Blvd, Morehead, Kentucky 40351

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  16. Murray State University

    218 Wells Hall, Murray, Kentucky 42071-3318

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  17. Northern Kentucky University

    Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, Kentucky 41099

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  18. Pikeville College

    147 Sycamore St, Pikeville, Kentucky 41501

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  19. Big Sandy Community and Technical College

    One Bert Combs Dr, Prestonsburg, Kentucky 41653

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  20. Saint Catharine College

    2735 Bardstown Rd, Saint Catharine, Kentucky 40061

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  21. Spalding University

    845 S. Third Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40203-2188

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  22. Western Kentucky University

    1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101-1000

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  23. Owensboro Community and Technical College

    4800 New Hartford Rd, Owensboro, Kentucky 42303

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Kentucky Vs. National Social Work Employment

Kentucky 11,020
National 609,060

Of all of the social workers in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Kentucky.

Employment Growth for Social workers In Kentucky

3,350 10,660 10,600 10,840 11,020
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Kentucky, the field of social work is growing. In 2010 there were 7,670 more social workers working in Kentucky than there were in 2006. This represents a 229% growth in the field. This growth is faster than the national trend for social workers which shows a 10% increase in the number of social workers working around the nation.

Social Work VS. All Professions salaries in Kentucky

$35,683 $37,465 $39,055 $41,262 $43,278
$39,791 $41,432 $43,385 $44,191 $44,977
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by social workers is increasing in Kentucky. In 2006 social workers made a mean salary of $35,683 per year, and in 2010 they made $43,278 per year.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Kentucky

10th percentile
$27,442
25th percentile
$34,060
50th percentile
$44,030
75th percentile
$51,275
90th percentile
$58,492

This represents a 18% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 113% pay differential between the highest paid social workers and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of social work in Kentucky.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Kentucky

Human Resources
$56,093
Human Services
$38,867
Public Administration
$83,607
Public Health
$54,983
Social Work
$43,278

In Kentucky, social workers make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Social Work programs available for each degree type for all schools in Kentucky

associate
8
bachelor
15
master
6
doctor
2
Certificate
2
Total33

As the number of social workers is increasing in Kentucky state, the number of students graduating from the 23 accredited social work schools in Kentucky state is also increasing. In Kentucky, there were 789 graduates in 2006. And there were 833 graduates from social work courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 6% percent increase in the number of social work school degree or certificate graduates in Kentucky. Most of these graduates, or 45%, earned a bachelor's degree in social work.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Kentucky

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