With an overall population of 21,039 and a student population of 11,966, approximately 11,966 of Charleston students attend one of Charleston's schools that offer special education programs.
The largest special education school in Charleston, by student population, is Eastern Illinois University. In 2010, approximately 71 students graduated from the Special Education program at Eastern Illinois University.
A total of 71 students graduated with credentials in special education from special education schools in Charleston in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Charleston's special education schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,877 per year in instate tuition and $34,217 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $120 for special education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,078 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a special education professional in Charleston, your job prospects are good. There were 10,440 special education professionals working in Illinois and 230 working in the greater Charleston area in 2010. The government projects that the number of special education professionals in Charleston will increase by 23% 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 Charleston is $37,350 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for special education professionals.