Cedar Falls has a total population of 36,145 and a student population of 13,400. Of these students, 13,303 are enrolled in schools that offer special education programs.
Cedar Falls's largest special education school is University of Northern Iowa. In 2010, University of Northern Iowa graduated approximately 26 students from its special education program.
In 2010, 26 students graduated with a special education degree in Cedar Falls. Tuition in 2009 at Cedar Falls's special education schools was $18,077 per year for instate students and $26,341 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,035 for special education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,960 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $11,097.
Many special education graduates choose to work as special education professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Cedar Falls, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 12 special education professionals in Iowa were working in the greater Cedar Falls area. Cedar Falls's special education professional workforce is projected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for special education professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a special education professional in Cedar Falls is $48,280 per year, which is higher than the average for special education professionals state-wide.