Allendale has a general population of 11,555 and an overall student population of 24,408. Approximately 24,408 of Allendale's students are enrolled in schools that offer special education programs.
Allendale's largest special education school is Grand Valley State University. In 2010, Grand Valley State University graduated approximately 63 students from its special education program.
A total of 63 students graduated with credentials in special education from special education schools in Allendale in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,480 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Allendale special education schools was an average of $23,794 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 Allendale. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,478 per year, on average, for room and board at Allendale-based special education schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $14,460.
Many special education graduates choose to work as special education professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Allendale, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 5,470 special education professionals in Michigan, 130 were working in the greater Allendale area. The government projects that the number of special education professionals in Allendale will increase by 10% 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 Allendale is $49,640 per year, which is lower than the average for special education professionals state-wide.