Originally Posted by momto4girls
This is something I'm wondering about right now - I had a phone call with BU today, and for me it is more than twice the price of going to an in-state school. From speaking with working LCSWs I know and asking here, the school is less important than I initially imagined it would be (i.e., going to a lower-ranked school does not mean you won't get a job, get an interview, etc.). Where I live in particular (zoned rural), going to the local school seems to be something of an advantage b/c they work closely with the field placement agencies, everyone knows everyone, etc. You actually might have a better chance of finding employment where you want b/c of the local networking (so long as you're a good student, etc). Not that a degree from a great school would hold you back, I just don't know if dollar for dollar it is worth the added financial stress ... at least for me.
Just curious, what was the price? I have looked around at the local universities and there isn't a MSW program so online might be the way to go for myself. :/ I loved USC until I saw the total price was $80k and about passed out!