Dekalb's largest special education school is Northern Illinois University. In 2010, approximately 153 students graduated from the Special Education program at Northern Illinois University.
A total of 153 students graduated with credentials in special education from special education schools in Dekalb in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,700 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Dekalb special education schools was an average of $30,444 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,400 for special education related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Dekalb-based special education schools, you will have an added expense of $9,588 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Dekalb after graduating from special education school, you should know that job prospects for special education professionals in Dekalb, which is the most popular special education profession, are good. The number of special education professionals in Dekalb is expected to increase by 18% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for special education professionals.