Social Work Schools In Tennessee

There are 20 accredited social work schools in Tennessee for faculty who teach social work classes to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of social work and social work training in Tennessee, which includes social work training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Austin Peay State University

    601 College St, Clarksville, Tennessee 37044

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  2. Belmont University

    1900 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37212-3757

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  3. Chattanooga State Community College

    4501 Amnicola Hwy, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37406-1097

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  4. Lipscomb University

    One University Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37204-3951

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  5. East Tennessee State University

    807 University Pky, Johnson City, Tennessee 37614-0000

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  6. Freed-Hardeman University

    158 E Main St, Henderson, Tennessee 38340-2399

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  7. Lambuth University

    705 Lambuth Boulevard, Jackson, Tennessee 38301

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  8. Le Moyne-Owen College

    807 Walker Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38126-6595

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  9. Lincoln Memorial University

    6965 Cumberland Gap Pky, Harrogate, Tennessee 37752-9900

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  10. University of Memphis

    Memphis, Tennessee 38152

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  11. Middle Tennessee State University

    1301 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132

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  12. Nashville State Community College

    120 White Bridge Rd, Nashville, Tennessee 37209-4515

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  13. Southern Adventist University

    4881 Taylor Cir, Collegedale, Tennessee 37315-0370

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  14. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

    615 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403-2598

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  15. The University of Tennessee

    527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  16. The University of Tennessee-Martin

    University Street, Martin, Tennessee 38238-0002

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  17. Tennessee State University

    3500 John Merritt Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37209-1561

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  18. Trevecca Nazarene University

    333 Murfreesboro Rd, Nashville, Tennessee 37210

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  19. Union University

    1050 Union University Dr, Jackson, Tennessee 38305-3697

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  20. Vanderbilt University

    2101 West End Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37240

    17 U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Social Work Employment

Tennessee 10,800
National 609,060

Approximately 2% of the country's social workers work in Tennessee state.

Employment Growth for Social workers In Tennessee

10,900 10,810 11,130 10,890 10,800
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Social Work is a shrinking field in Tennessee. In 2010 there were 100 less social workers working in Tennessee than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of social work has shrunk by 1% in Tennessee. This is slower than the trend for social workers around the US. Nationally, the number of social workers has grown by 10% between 2006 and 2010.

Social Work VS. All Professions salaries in Tennessee

$37,215 $38,295 $40,598 $41,238 $41,705
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of social workers is declining, the salaries paid to social workers are increasing in Tennessee. Social workers earned a yearly mean salary of $37,215 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $41,705 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Tennessee

10th percentile
$25,390
25th percentile
$31,955
50th percentile
$40,695
75th percentile
$50,008
90th percentile
$58,945

Thus, social workers' salaries grew by 11% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of social work, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid social workers earning 132% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Tennessee state.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Tennessee

Human Resources
$58,697
Human Services
$36,357
Public Administration
$75,762
Public Health
$55,007
Social Work
$41,705

In Tennessee, 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 Tennessee

associate
2
bachelor
18
master
4
doctor
1
Certificate
0
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The number of students graduating from the 20 accredited social work schools in Tennessee is increasing. In 2006, 600 students graduated from social work courses in Tennessee. And in 2010, 711 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of social work school degree or certificate graduates in Tennessee by 19%. Most of these graduates, or 72%, earned a bachelor's degree in social work.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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