Fairbanks has a general population of 30,224 and an overall student population of 9,137. Approximately 9,137 of Fairbanks's students are enrolled in schools that offer special education programs.
The largest special education school in Fairbanks, by student population, is University of Alaska Fairbanks. Approximately 5 students graduated in 2010 from University of Alaska Fairbanks with credentials in special education.
A total of 5 students graduated with credentials in special education from special education schools in Fairbanks in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Fairbanks's special education schools was $15,742 per year for instate students and $25,822 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,300 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a special education program in Fairbanks. And if you live on campus at one of the Fairbanks-based special education schools, you will have an added expense of $6,802 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,308.
If you decide to work as a special education professional in Fairbanks, your job prospects are not very good. The government projects that the number of special education professionals in Fairbanks will decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for special education professionals.