Westminster has a general population of 16,731 and an overall student population of 7,520. Approximately 3,607 of Westminster's students are enrolled in schools that offer special education programs.
Westminster's largest special education school is McDaniel College. In 2010, McDaniel College graduated approximately 16 students with credentials in special education.
In 2010, 28 students graduated with a special education degree from one of Westminster's special education schools. If you decide to attend a special education school in Westminster, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $32,000.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a special education program in Westminster. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,820 per year, on average, for room and board at Westminster-based special education schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a special education professional in Westminster, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 4,460 special education professionals in Maryland, 2,190 were working in the greater Westminster area. Westminster'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 Westminster is $59,840 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for special education professionals.