Elmhurst has a total population of 42,762 and a student population of 3,363. Of these students, 3,363 are enrolled in schools that offer special education programs.
Elmhurst College is the largest special education school in Elmhurst, based on student population. In 2010, Elmhurst College graduated approximately 8 students from its special education program.
In 2010, 8 students graduated with a special education degree in Elmhurst. If you decide to attend a special education school in Elmhurst, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $27,330.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a special education program in Elmhurst. And if you live on campus at one of the Elmhurst-based special education schools, you will have an added expense of $7,874 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $33,000.
If you decide to work as a special education professional in Elmhurst, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 special education professionals in Illinois were working in the greater Elmhurst area. By the year 2018, the number of special education professionals is expected to increase by 23% in Elmhurst. 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 Elmhurst is $56,890 per year, which is higher than the average for special education professionals state-wide.