With an overall population of 27,428 and a student population of 4,144, approximately 4,065 of Valparaiso students attend one of Valparaiso's schools that offer special education programs.
The largest special education school in Valparaiso, by student population, is Valparaiso University. In 2010, approximately 0 students graduated from the Special Education program at Valparaiso University.
In 2009 tuition at special education schools in Valparaiso was $28,320 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for special education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,960 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $31,160.
Many special education graduates choose to work as special education professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Valparaiso, your job prospects are good. There were 3,610 special education professionals working in Indiana and 420 working in the greater Valparaiso area in 2010. The government projects that the number of special education professionals in Valparaiso will increase by 19% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for special education professionals.
As a special education professional in Valparaiso, you can expect to make an average salary of $55,010 per year. This is higher than the average salary for special education professionals in the state.