Silver City has a general population of 10,545 and an overall student population of 3,370. Approximately 3,370 of Silver City's students are enrolled in schools that offer special education programs.
Western New Mexico University is the largest special education school in Silver City, based on student population. In 2010, Western New Mexico University graduated approximately 16 students from its special education program.
In 2010, 16 students graduated with a special education degree from one of Silver City's special education schools. Tuition in 2009 at Silver City's special education schools was $16,209 per year for instate students and $25,445 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for special education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Silver City-based special education schools, you will have an added expense of $5,560 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,038.
If you plan on staying in Silver City after graduating from special education school, you should know that job prospects for special education professionals in Silver City, which is the most popular special education profession, are good. In 2010, there were 1,670 special education professionals in New Mexico. Of these special education professionals, 70 were working in the greater Silver City area. By the year 2018, the number of special education professionals is expected to increase by 20% in Silver City. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for special education professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a special education professional in Silver City is $50,970 per year, which is lower than the average for special education professionals state-wide.