With an overall population of 18,740 and a student population of 7,322, approximately 7,322 of Cortland students attend one of Cortland's schools that offer special education programs.
Of the 1 special education schools in Cortland, the largest special education school, by student population, is SUNY College at Cortland. In 2010, approximately 24 students graduated from the Special Education program at SUNY College at Cortland.
In 2010, 69 students graduated with a special education degree in Cortland. If you decide to attend one of Cortland's special education schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,575 per year in instate tuition and $27,475 per year in out of state tuition.
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 Cortland. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,030 per year, on average, for room and board at Cortland-based special education schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many special education graduates choose to work as special education professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Cortland, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 22,630 special education professionals in New York. Of these special education professionals, 530 were working in the greater Cortland area. The number of special education professionals in Cortland 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 Cortland is $54,020 per year, which is lower than the average for special education professionals state-wide.