Bridgewater has a general population of 6,664 and an overall student population of 10,774. Approximately 10,774 of Bridgewater's students are enrolled in schools that offer special education programs.
Of the 1 special education schools in Bridgewater, the largest special education school, by student population, is Bridgewater State University. In 2010, Bridgewater State University graduated approximately 111 students from its special education program.
A reported 111 students graduated with credentials in special education in Bridgewater in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Bridgewater's special education schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,473 per year in instate tuition and $26,613 per year in out of state tuition.
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 Bridgewater. And if you live on campus at one of the Bridgewater-based special education schools, you will have an added expense of $9,670 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,203.
If you decide to work as a special education professional in Bridgewater, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 8,370 special education professionals in Massachusetts, 270 were working in the greater Bridgewater area. The government projects that the number of special education professionals in Bridgewater will increase by 13% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for special education professionals.
As a special education professional in Bridgewater, you can expect to make an average salary of $64,550 per year. This is higher than the average salary for special education professionals in the state.