Hempstead has a total population of 56,554 and a student population of 13,507. Of these students, 12,068 are enrolled in schools that offer special education programs.
The largest special education school in Hempstead, by student population, is Hofstra University. In 2010, Hofstra University graduated approximately 60 students with credentials in special education.
In 2010, 108 students graduated with a special education degree from one of Hempstead's special education schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $30,130 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for special education related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,330 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $34,022.
After graduating with your credentials in special education, if you decide to work as a special education professional in Hempstead, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 22,630 special education professionals in New York. Of these special education professionals, 4,070 were working in the greater Hempstead area. The number of special education professionals in Hempstead is expected to increase by 14% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for special education professionals.
As a special education professional in Hempstead, you can expect to make an average salary of $82,340 per year. This is higher than the average salary for special education professionals in the state.