With an overall population of 28,978 and a student population of 3,121, approximately 3,121 of Northampton students attend one of Northampton's schools that offer special education programs.
Smith College is the largest special education school in Northampton, based on student population. In 2010, Smith College graduated approximately 12 students with credentials in special education.
A reported 12 students graduated with credentials in special education in Northampton in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $37,758 per year in tuition costs.
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 Northampton. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $12,622 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many special education graduates choose to work as special education professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Northampton, your job prospects are good. There were 8,370 special education professionals working in Massachusetts and 910 working in the greater Northampton area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of special education professionals is expected to increase by 13% in Northampton. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for special education professionals.
As a special education professional in Northampton, you can expect to make an average salary of $55,410 per year. This is lower than the average salary for special education professionals in the state.