With an overall population of 48,573 and a student population of 37,571, approximately 37,366 of New Brunswick students attend one of New Brunswick's schools that offer special education programs.
Rutgers University-New Brunswick is the largest special education school in New Brunswick, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 52 students graduated from the Special Education program at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.
In 2010, 52 students graduated with a special education degree in New Brunswick. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $26,338 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all New Brunswick special education schools was an average of $37,510 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,431 for special education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the New Brunswick-based special education schools, you will have an added expense of $10,676 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $18,161.
Many special education graduates choose to work as special education professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in New Brunswick, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 7 special education professionals in New Jersey were working in the greater New Brunswick area. The government projects that the number of special education professionals in New Brunswick will increase by 14% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for special education professionals.
As a special education professional in New Brunswick, you can expect to make an average salary of $59,850 per year. This is higher than the average salary for special education professionals in the state.