Social Work Schools In Nebraska

In Nebraska, there are 8 accredited schools where social work classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the social work academic community in Nebraska, and the future trends in social work training at the following levels:

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


  1. Chadron State College

    1000 Main St, Chadron, Nebraska 69337-2690

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  2. Creighton University

    2500 California Plaza, Omaha, Nebraska 68178

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  3. University of Nebraska at Kearney

    905 W 25th St, Kearney, Nebraska 68849-1212

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  4. University of Nebraska at Omaha

    6001 Dodge St, Omaha, Nebraska 68182-0225

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  5. Nebraska Wesleyan University

    5000 St Paul Ave, Lincoln, Nebraska 68504-2794

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  6. College of Saint Mary

    7000 Mercy Rd., Omaha, Nebraska 68106

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  7. Union College in Lincoln

    3800 S 48th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68506

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  8. Western Nebraska Community College

    1601 E 27th St, Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361-1899

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Professional Trends

Nebraska Vs. National Social Work Employment

Nebraska 3,800
National 609,060

Of all of the social workers that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Nebraska state.

Employment Growth for Social workers In Nebraska

3,410 3,290 3,310 3,390 3,800
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Social Work is a growing field in Nebraska. In Nebraska, 390 more social workers were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of social workers has grown by 11%. This growth is faster than the change in the number of social workers around the country. Nationally, the number of social workers has grown by 10% from 2006 to 2010.

Social Work VS. All Professions salaries in Nebraska

$36,410 $37,268 $38,478 $39,265 $39,615
$41,032 $42,024 $42,027 $44,097 $45,233
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by social workers is increasing in Nebraska. The mean salary for social workers in 2006 was $36,410 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $39,615 per year.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Nebraska

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25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Thus, social workers' salaries grew by 8% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. 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 Nebraska.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Nebraska

Human Resources
Human Services
Public Administration
Public Health
Social Work

In Nebraska, 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 Nebraska


As the number of social workers is increasing in Nebraska state, the number of students graduating from the 8 accredited social work schools in Nebraska state is decreasing. In Nebraska, there were 151 graduates in 2006. And there were 143 graduates from social work courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of social work school degree or certificate graduates in Nebraska by 5%. Most of these graduates, or 78%, earned an bachelor's degree in social work.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Nebraska

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