With an overall population of 142,990 and a student population of 4,508, approximately 4,355 of Aurora students attend one of Aurora's schools that offer special education programs.
Of the 1 special education schools in Aurora, the largest special education school, by student population, is Aurora University. In 2010, Aurora University graduated approximately 11 students with credentials in special education.
In 2010, 11 students graduated with a special education degree in Aurora. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,200 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for special education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Aurora-based special education schools, you will have an added expense of $8,450 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $27,078.
If you plan on staying in Aurora after graduating from special education school, you should know that job prospects for special education professionals in Aurora, which is the most popular special education profession, are good. In 2010, of the 10,440 special education professionals in Illinois, 5,010 were working in the greater Aurora area. Aurora's special education professional workforce is projected to increase by 23% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for special education professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a special education professional in Aurora is $56,890 per year, which is higher than the average for special education professionals state-wide.