Union has a total population of 54,405 and a student population of 17,065. Of these students, 15,051 are enrolled in schools that offer special education programs.
Of the 1 special education schools in Union, the largest special education school, by student population, is Kean University. Approximately 126 students graduated in 2010 from Kean University with credentials in special education.
In 2010, 217 students graduated with a special education degree in Union. Tuition in 2009 at Union's special education schools was $25,184 per year for instate students and $29,819 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a special education program in Union. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $12,237 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $15,204.
Many special education graduates choose to work as special education professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Union, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 10,850 special education professionals in New Jersey. Of these special education professionals, 2,490 were working in the greater Union area. The number of special education professionals in Union is expected to increase by 14% by the year 2018. This projected 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 Union is $63,230 per year, which is higher than the average for special education professionals state-wide.