Pittsburg has a total population of 19,243 and a student population of 7,277. Of these students, 7,277 are enrolled in schools that offer special education programs.
Pittsburg's largest special education school is Pittsburg State University. In 2010, Pittsburg State University graduated approximately 25 students from its special education program.
In 2010, 25 students graduated with a special education degree from one of Pittsburg's special education schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,862 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Pittsburg special education schools was an average of $23,386 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a special education program in Pittsburg. And if you live on campus at one of the Pittsburg-based special education schools, you will have an added expense of $5,744 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,102.
After graduating with your credentials in special education, if you decide to work as a special education professional in Pittsburg, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 2,370 special education professionals in Kansas, 870 were working in the greater Pittsburg area. By the year 2018, the number of special education professionals is expected to increase by 23% in Pittsburg. This anticipated 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 Pittsburg is $43,170 per year, which is lower than the average for special education professionals state-wide.