Anchorage has a general population of 260,283 and an overall student population of 19,599. Approximately 17,276 of Anchorage's students are enrolled in schools that offer special education programs.
Anchorage's largest special education school is University of Alaska Anchorage. In 2010, University of Alaska Anchorage graduated approximately 24 students from its special education program.
In 2010, 24 students graduated with a special education degree from one of Anchorage's special education schools. Tuition in 2009 at Anchorage's special education schools was $16,604 per year for instate students and $26,504 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,154 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a special education program in Anchorage. And if you live on campus at one of the Anchorage-based special education schools, you will have an added expense of $8,430 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,542.
If you plan on staying in Anchorage after graduating from special education school, you should know that job prospects for special education professionals in Anchorage, which is the most popular special education profession, are not very good. Anchorage's special education professional workforce is projected to decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for special education professionals.