With an overall population of 50,269 and a student population of 5,617, approximately 5,617 of Bowie students attend one of Bowie's schools that offer special education programs.
Bowie State University is the largest special education school in Bowie, based on student population. Approximately 20 students graduated in 2010 from Bowie State University with credentials in special education.
A reported 20 students graduated with credentials in special education in Bowie in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,645 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Bowie special education schools was an average of $29,083 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $2,800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a special education program in Bowie. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,135 per year, on average, for room and board at Bowie-based special education schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,511.
Many special education graduates choose to work as special education professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Bowie, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 4,460 special education professionals in Maryland, 3,880 were working in the greater Bowie area. Bowie's special education professional workforce is projected to increase by 18% 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 Bowie is $73,730 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for special education professionals.