If you decide that you want to get a special education degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 special education schools in Albany, New York. Albany has a total population of 95,658 and a student population of 67,253. Of these students, 23,178 are enrolled in schools that offer special education programs.
Albany's largest special education school is SUNY at Albany. Approximately 63 students graduated in 2010 from SUNY at Albany with credentials in special education.
A reported 121 students graduated with credentials in special education in Albany in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $27,787 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Albany special education schools was an average of $31,737 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,400 for special education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Albany-based special education schools, you will have an added expense of $9,897 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $26,752.
If you decide to work as a special education professional in Albany, your job prospects are good. There were 22,630 special education professionals working in New York and 850 working in the greater Albany area in 2010. Albany's special education professional workforce is projected 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 Albany is $51,490 per year, which is lower than the average for special education professionals state-wide.
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