Jersey City has a total population of 240,055 and a student population of 21,515. Of these students, 8,399 are enrolled in schools that offer special education programs.
Of the 1 special education schools in Jersey City, the largest special education school, by student population, is New Jersey City University. In 2010, New Jersey City University graduated approximately 59 students from its special education program.
In 2010, 76 students graduated with a special education degree in Jersey City. Tuition in 2009 at Jersey City's special education schools was $24,335 per year for instate students and $31,613 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,988 for special education related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,043 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $14,501.
After graduating with your credentials in special education, if you decide to work as a special education professional in Jersey City, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 10,850 special education professionals in New Jersey, 13,770 were working in the greater Jersey City area. The government projects that the number of special education professionals in Jersey City will increase by 14% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for special education professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a special education professional in Jersey City is $62,020 per year, which is higher than the average for special education professionals state-wide.