With an overall population of 20,681 and a student population of 20,350, approximately 20,350 of Carbondale students attend one of Carbondale's schools that offer special education programs.
The largest special education school in Carbondale, by student population, is Southern Illinois University Carbondale. In 2010, approximately 49 students graduated from the Special Education program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
In 2010, 49 students graduated with a special education degree in Carbondale. If you decide to attend one of Carbondale's special education schools, you can expect to pay an average of $21,913 per year in instate tuition and $32,848 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a special education program in Carbondale. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,082 per year, on average, for room and board at Carbondale-based special education schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Carbondale after graduating from special education school, you should know that job prospects for special education professionals in Carbondale, which is the most popular special education profession, are good. In 2010, there were 10,440 special education professionals in Illinois. Of these special education professionals, 440 were working in the greater Carbondale area. Carbondale's special education professional workforce is projected to increase by 23% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for special education professionals.
As a special education professional in Carbondale, you can expect to make an average salary of $49,230 per year. This is higher than the average salary for special education professionals in the state.