With an overall population of 425,257 and a student population of 20,302, approximately 4,656 of Virginia Beach students attend one of Virginia Beach's schools that offer special education programs.
Virginia Beach's largest special education school is Regent University. In 2010, approximately 24 students graduated from the Special Education program at Regent University.
In 2010, 44 students graduated with a special education certificate in Virginia Beach. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $11,290 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $880 for special education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Virginia Beach-based special education schools, you will have an added expense of $4,275 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $20,960.
If you plan on staying in Virginia Beach after graduating from special education school, you should know that job prospects for special education professionals in Virginia Beach, which is the most popular special education profession, are good. In 2010, of the 7,140 special education professionals in Virginia, 1,310 were working in the greater Virginia Beach area. By the year 2018, the number of special education professionals is expected to increase by 26% in Virginia Beach. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for special education professionals.
As a special education professional in Virginia Beach, you can expect to make an average salary of $56,890 per year. This is higher than the average salary for special education professionals in the state.