Tuscaloosa has a general population of 77,906 and an overall student population of 35,548. Approximately 28,699 of Tuscaloosa's students are enrolled in schools that offer special education programs.
Tuscaloosa's largest special education school is The University of Alabama. In 2010, approximately 54 students graduated from the Special Education program at The University of Alabama.
A reported 54 students graduated with credentials in special education in Tuscaloosa in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Tuscaloosa's special education schools was $21,565 per year for instate students and $33,765 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for special education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,894 per year, on average, for room and board at Tuscaloosa-based special education schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in special education, if you decide to work as a special education professional in Tuscaloosa, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 2,350 special education professionals in Alabama, 210 were working in the greater Tuscaloosa area. The number of special education professionals in Tuscaloosa is expected to increase by 18% by the year 2018. This projected 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 Tuscaloosa is $49,480 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for special education professionals.