Social Work Schools In Utah

In Utah, there are 7 accredited schools where social work classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Utah'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


  1. Brigham Young University

    Main Campus, Provo, Utah 84602

    71 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah

    451 E 400 N, Price, Utah 84501

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Snow College

    150 E College Ave, Ephraim, Utah 84627

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Utah State University

    Old Main Hill, Logan, Utah 84322-1400

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Salt Lake Community College

    4600 S Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, Utah 84123

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. University of Utah

    201 Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-9008

    124 U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Weber State University

    3848 Harrison Blvd, Ogden, Utah 84408-1137

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Utah Vs. National Social Work Employment

Utah 3,600
National 609,060

Of all of the social workers in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Utah.

Employment Growth for Social workers In Utah

4,150 4,190 3,860 4,080 3,600
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of social workers is shrinking in Utah. In 2010 there were 550 less social workers working in Utah than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of social work has shrunk by 13% in Utah. This is faster 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 Utah

$41,180 $43,413 $41,615 $42,785 $42,570
$40,990 $43,308 $44,832 $45,796 $46,619
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Utah, as the number of social workers is declining, the salaries earned by social workers are increasing. The mean salary for social workers in 2006 was $41,180 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $42,570 per year.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Utah

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25th percentile
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Thus, there was a 3% growth in social workers' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 107% 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 Utah.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Utah

Human Resources
Human Services
Public Administration
Public Health
Social Work

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of social workers is decreasing in Utah state, the number of students graduating from the 7 accredited social work schools in Utah state is increasing. In 2006, 435 students graduated from social work courses in Utah. And in 2010, 451 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of social work school degree or certificate graduates in Utah by 4%. Most of these graduates, or 33%, earned a bachelor's degree in social work.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Utah

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