Fitchburg has a total population of 39,102 and a student population of 7,119. Of these students, 7,043 are enrolled in schools that offer special education programs.
Of the 1 special education schools in Fitchburg, the largest special education school, by student population, is Fitchburg State University. In 2010, Fitchburg State University graduated approximately 64 students from its special education program.
A total of 64 students graduated with credentials in special education from special education schools in Fitchburg in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Fitchburg's special education schools was $17,420 per year for instate students and $23,500 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a special education program in Fitchburg. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,870 per year, on average, for room and board at Fitchburg-based special education schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,200.
If you decide to work as a special education professional in Fitchburg, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 8,370 special education professionals in Massachusetts, 140 were working in the greater Fitchburg area. The number of special education professionals in Fitchburg is expected to increase by 13% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for special education professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a special education professional in Fitchburg is $58,790 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for special education professionals.