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Social Work Schools In North Dakota

North Dakota has 4 accredited social work schools where social work faculty who teach social work classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of social work and social work training in North Dakota, which includes social work training at the following levels:


  1. Bismarck State College

    1500 Edwards Ave, Bismarck, North Dakota 58506-5587

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Mary

    7500 University Dr, Bismarck, North Dakota 58504

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Minot State University

    500 University Ave W, Minot, North Dakota 58707

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. University of North Dakota

    Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202-8193

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

North Dakota Vs. National Social Work Employment

North Dakota 1,260
National 609,060

Approximately 0% of the country's social workers work in North Dakota state.

Employment Growth for Social workers In North Dakota

1,400 1,350 1,370 1,280 1,260
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Social Work is a shrinking field in North Dakota. In 2010 there were 140 less social workers working in North Dakota than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of social work has shrunk by 10% in North Dakota. This decline is slower 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 North Dakota

$40,860 $38,350 $36,697 $37,777 $43,158
$38,611 $40,428 $41,355 $43,390 $43,459
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by social workers is increasing in North Dakota. Social workers earned a yearly mean salary of $40,860 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $43,158 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in North Dakota

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Thus, social workers' salaries grew by 5% 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 99% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in North Dakota state.

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in North Dakota

Human Resources
Human Services
Public Administration
Public Health
Social Work

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

Educational Trends

Social Work programs available for each degree type for all schools in North Dakota


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited social work schools in North Dakota is decreasing. In 2006 there were 117 social work graduates from social work courses in North Dakota and in 2010 there were 100 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of social work school degree or certificate graduates in North Dakota by 15%. A majority of these graduates, or 60%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in social work.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in North Dakota

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