Social Work Schools In Minnesota

Minnesota has 24 accredited social work schools where social work faculty who teach social work classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in social work in the state of Minnesota, which encompasses 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. Walden University

    155 Fifth Ave S, Suite 100, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

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  2. American Indian OIC Inc

    1845 E. Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404-2221

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  3. Augsburg College

    2211 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454

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  4. Bemidji State University

    1500 Birchmont Dr, Bemidji, Minnesota 56601

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  5. Bethel University in Saint Paul

    3900 Bethel Dr, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55112-6902

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  6. Concordia College at Moorhead

    901 S 8th St, Moorhead, Minnesota 56562

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  7. Minnesota State University-Mankato

    South Rd and Ellis Ave, Mankato, Minnesota 56001

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  8. Mesabi Range Community and Technical College

    1001 Chestnut St W, Virginia, Minnesota 55792

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  9. Metropolitan State University

    700 E Seventh St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106-5000

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  10. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

    100 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-0213

    68 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  11. University of Minnesota-Duluth

    515 Darland Administration Bldg, Duluth, Minnesota 55812

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  12. Minnesota State University-Moorhead

    1104 7th Ave S, Moorhead, Minnesota 56563

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  13. North Central University

    910 Elliot Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404-1391

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  14. College of Saint Benedict

    37 S. College Ave., Saint Joseph, Minnesota 56374

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  15. Saint Cloud State University

    720 Fourth Ave. South, Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56301-4498

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  16. Saint Johns University

    31802 County Rd 159, Collegeville, Minnesota 56321

    152 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  17. St. Olaf College

    1520 St Olaf Ave, Northfield, Minnesota 55057-1098

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  18. The College of Saint Scholastica

    1200 Kenwood Ave, Duluth, Minnesota 55811-4199

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  19. University of St Thomas in Saint Paul

    2115 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105-1078

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  20. St. Catherine University

    2004 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105

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  21. Southwest Minnesota State University

    1501 State St, Marshall, Minnesota 56258-5468

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  22. Winona State University

    8th and Johnson St, Winona, Minnesota 55987-5838

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  23. Century Community and Technical College

    3300 Century Ave N, White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110

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  24. Capella University

    225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402-3389

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Minnesota Vs. National Social Work Employment

Minnesota 10,470
National 609,060

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

Employment Growth for Social workers In Minnesota

12,080 11,620 10,640 10,380 10,470
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Minnesota, social work is a shrinking field. There were 1,610 less social workers working in Minnesota in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Minnesota, this field has shrunk by 13% in four years. This decline 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 Minnesota

$46,685 $47,603 $49,645 $51,720 $53,738
$45,649 $48,094 $49,813 $50,330 $51,158
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by social workers is increasing in Minnesota. In 2006 social workers made a mean salary of $46,685 per year, and in 2010 they made $53,738 per year.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Minnesota

10th percentile
$34,835
25th percentile
$44,828
50th percentile
$53,648
75th percentile
$63,220
90th percentile
$72,585

This represents a 13% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 108% 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 Minnesota.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Minnesota

Human Resources
$69,810
Human Services
$45,983
Public Administration
$81,275
Public Health
$66,373
Social Work
$53,738

Social workers in Minnesota earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
2
bachelor
17
master
8
doctor
3
Certificate
1
Total31

The number of students graduating from the 24 accredited social work schools in Minnesota is increasing. In 2006, 857 students graduated from social work courses in Minnesota. And in 2010, 983 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of social work school degree or certificate graduates in Minnesota by 15%. 55% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in social work.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Minnesota

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